Q still got it!

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Q still got it!#1
Posted: 10/10/09 at 1:18pm
I attended the first preview of Avenue Q last night and I must say, It was great!

The set, props, everything, etc in the show was smaller but was exactly the same.
I am so happy the show made the transition so good and it proved to me that Q still got it!


The only thing I hope they change is for the guy who plays trekkie/nicky (i dont have my playbill in front of me) at times I found his voice to be so low that you had to closley pay attention to him or else you cant hear him over the music. They need to raise his mic or something.


But the show seems to be in great shape and for the most part (in the orch) it looked to be sold out.

I wish the show much success for years to come!
"Everything in life, is only for now" -Avenue Q
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re: Q still got it!#2
Posted: 10/10/09 at 2:03pm
The actor who plays Nicky/Trekkie is Cullen Titmus. Believe it or not, but I saw him as Brian on the tour back in '07!
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re: Q still got it!#2
Posted: 10/10/09 at 2:20pm
Thanks, I never got to see it while on B'way and was wondering if they would scale back or cut some parts when they moved it Off B'Way. Glad they didn't, really looking forward to seeing it.
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re: Q still got it!#3
Posted: 10/10/09 at 2:25pm
So wait, which theater is this in? The Rooms theater?
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re: Q still got it!#4
Posted: 10/10/09 at 2:30pm
Did they keep the giant Kate Monster too?
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re: Q still got it!#5
Posted: 10/10/09 at 2:50pm
How hard is rush to get for this?
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re: Q still got it!#6
Posted: 10/10/09 at 2:51pm
Just pay for the damn ticket.
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re: Q still got it!#7
Posted: 10/10/09 at 2:53pm
I walked past the theater on my way home from work and noticed there were about 45 people waiting around 6 o'clock Thursday. Have fun!
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re: Q still got it!#8
Posted: 10/10/09 at 2:56pm
Don't they do rush when the BO opens?
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re: Q still got it!#9
Posted: 10/10/09 at 2:59pm
Yes, but people wanted to make sure that they had dirt cheap tickets instead of paying for a ticket online. Man, what has this country come to?
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re: Q still got it!#10
Posted: 10/10/09 at 3:26pm
Glad to hear the show is in great condition. re: Q still got it!
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re: Q still got it!#11
Posted: 10/10/09 at 3:29pm
Good for them!
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re: Q still got it!#12
Posted: 10/10/09 at 3:34pm
"Yes, but people wanted to make sure that they had dirt cheap tickets instead of paying for a ticket online. Man, what has this country come to?"

A recession.
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re: Q still got it!#13
Posted: 10/10/09 at 3:41pm
"Just pay for the damn ticket."

Glad you can afford to say such words. If I don't get a discounted ticket, I cannot attend a theatre performance (depending on price, of course). I live paycheck to paycheck, and if I know I am coming to New York, I can only save up so much. It's either pay $75 to see one show (and at a discounted rate, at that!) or see three different shows by rushing. I would LOVE to be able to pay full price and get exceptional seats. I would LOVE to even produce theatre with my own money. Alas, I cannot afford that luxury.

So I'll pay for the damn DISCOUNTED ticket, thanks.

And KUDOS to the theatres which offer discount tickets, especially rush tickets.
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re: Q still got it!#14
Posted: 10/10/09 at 4:27pm
To answer some questions

-Pretty much everything from the Broadway show is in this version

-Giant Kate Monster is in it as well.

-The theater is "Stage 3"
"Everything in life, is only for now" -Avenue Q
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re: Q still got it!#15
Posted: 10/10/09 at 5:29pm
Thank you taz and Capn. :)
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re: Q still got it!#16
Posted: 10/10/09 at 6:09pm
How full was the house? I do wonder if there's enough marketing being done to counteract the previous closing notice. Good thing they resumed performances on a three-day weekend for a lot of people, so TKTS can throw some traffic their way.


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re: Q still got it!#17
Posted: 10/10/09 at 6:42pm
the house was nearly full. Stage 3 seats 499. I'd say there were about 25 empty seats.
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re: Q still got it!#18
Posted: 10/10/09 at 11:15pm
I was there as well (via TKTS). And now that I look at your picture Saveusmike, I am the person who took your picture before the show.


I enjoyed the show. Not as good as the last time I saw it with the final cast but still good. The one person who I REALLY missed was Ann Harada. I think all the Christmas Eves after her just over play the part and are not as funny. They don't have the voice or the accent and they don't deliver the lines believably.

Brian is and will always be an awful character.

Anika Larson is phenomenal.

Seth Something (I think) was good as Princeton/Rod. Nothing to write home about but still good, his voice was what didn't impress me that much.

And I love whoever played Mrs. T and the Bad Idea Bear, she is hilarious.


The only change I saw was that in "Fantasies Come True" when the beds normally separate and fly up, this time they were on these rolling platform things. It's hard to explain. but the beds tilt to the side and then two people role them off stage, it's very badly done and hope that it is changed.


I hope to go back further into the run and enjoy it more.

Also I saw Jason Moore walking around New World Stage and standing in the back and Robert Lopez (Does he go by Bobby?) sitting mid orchestra behind Kevin McCollum.
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re: Q still got it!#19
Posted: 10/11/09 at 12:19am
I was there on the 9th and aside from some technical difficulties, it was a great performance! Cullen made a late entrance before "Fantasies Come True" which was awkward and there were sound issues. Also, Seth sins very quietly. Overall it's a great cast (especially Anika).
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re: Q still got it!#20
Posted: 10/11/09 at 1:45am
As a person who uses discount codes all the time I don't mind the discussions about them. But I do have to say that tking does make a bit of a pest of himself regarding the topic which can raise the ire of other posters.
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re: Q still got it!#21
Posted: 10/11/09 at 2:00am
Ha! Chita its truly a small world. Thank you again for the picture. It was my mothers first time seeing the show and she wanted a "memory".
Btw awesome "Curb your enthusiasm" shirt!

I agree though about Christmas Eve. This one just didnt do it for me at all. My mom liked her and I tried arguing the fact that she wasnt all that good but she countered that she had nothing to compare it too.

Seth was a good princeton. His voice is a polar opposite from princetons of past. He had a little deeper tone to it.
You can clearly tell though he was nervous. he was just DRENCHED in sweat. It looked like he was caught in a storm.
However, he did much better than I expected (He was a AWFUL Brian understudy when I saw him).

The new Ms.T is so funny I liked her alot. She managed to take her little parts and add her own extra thing to them.
"Everything in life, is only for now" -Avenue Q
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re: Q still got it!#22
Posted: 10/11/09 at 8:16am
Haha, yep it is! And thank you, I always get comments about that.


I don't know what it is about the character but Ann I believe will always be the BEST Christmas Eve.
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re: Q still got it!#23
Posted: 10/11/09 at 9:15am
I have no one to compare her to, but I have to agree that the Christmas Eve character on Fri. night was WAY over the top - to the point it wasn't even funny.

Anika Larson - outstanding!
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re: Q still got it!#24
Posted: 10/11/09 at 11:53am
Anyone who cannot project sufficiently for the audience to hear in a 500 seat theatre without a mic should be an usher, not on stage.
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