This review aired on KBAQ February 28, 2011
PHOENIX THEATRE MOUNTS FANTASTIC “AVENUE Q” THAT RIVALS BROADWAY
“Avenue Q” is an adult-inspired “Sesame Street” musical complete with insightful and hilarious puppets who take pointedly direct viewpoints and feelings about contemporary life. In its first local run, Phoenix Theatre mounts a fantastic production that rivals the superb Broadway version.
Phoenix Theatre rented the Broadway puppets and imported the show’s original puppeteer/designer, Rick Lyon, to teach the local cast how to manipulate his creations. The cast has mastered the tricky machinations of operating the outspoken puppets brilliantly and they do it so …