Tag Archives: Avenue Q

By Barb Van Atta Even the most empathetic person cannot truly know how the recipient of prejudicial remarks feels. And sometimes efforts at understanding, no matter how well-meaning, come off as insensitive. That point was hammered home to us at Broome Arts Mirror yesterday (May 17) through responses to our review of SRO Underground’s production of Avenue Q. Here on the blog -- and in emails and on Facebook -- cast members and their supporters took reviewer George Basler to task for opining that the production lacked...
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Editor's note: This is a revised version of the original review. Reviewed by George Basler Audience members know they’re in for a funny evening when even the pre-show announcement about fire exits and cell phones draws laughs. That’s the case with SRO Underground’s production of Avenue Q, which opened last weekend (May 12-14) at the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage in Johnson City. The laughs continue throughout the two-hour and 15-minute show that is basically a spoof of the beloved children’s series Sesame Street, replete with fuzzy puppets and actors pulling the strings. The performance...
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Reviewed by George Basler indexheadaveq2 The characters in Avenue Q are puppets behaving badly. You could say they’re walking on the wild side of Sesame Street. And in the hands of a strong Ti-Ahwaga Community Players cast, the walk is well worth taking. The Owego-based community theater group is closing its strong season with an enjoyable and lively production of the Broadway hit musical. The show, which runs through this coming weekend, is a spoof of the beloved children’s television...
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