Midday theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck joins Tom each week with a review of one of the region's many theatrical offerings. Today, she's spotlighting the new production of Avenue Q at the Community College of Baltimore County's Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre.
Avenue Q is an American musical in two acts, featuring music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, and a book by Jeff Whitty. The coming-of-age satire tells the story of a hapless recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a rundown New York City apartment located on the titular Avenue Q, in an edgy part of town. While drawing lessons from the realities of his new neighborhood -- and shedding the idealism of his youth -- he and his new-found friends face the challenges of finding work, love and a purpose in life.
Originally conceived as a TV series, Avenue Q opened on Broadway in July 2003 and won three Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Since its 6-year Broadway run of more than 2500 performances, it has been picked up for two national tours and a variety of international productions.
The Cockpit in Court production at CCBC in Essex is directed by Todd Starkey, and continues through Sunday, July 1. Ticket and location info here.