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    Avenue Q was awesome!

    Just thought I'd share:

    Saw Avenue Q at the Wynn in Las Vegas on Saturday. It was everything we hoped it'd be and more. Some of the original Broadway cast have come out to Vegas to recreate their roles, along with some new faces. All were absolutely terrific!

    There are some things about the show's storyline you can't get from the cast album, such as the Bad Idea Bears (awwww, they're so cute! Yayyyyyy!), Mrs. Thistletwat, and the conclusion of the Lucy the Slut storyline. Also in the musical (and completely unexpected as it was not on the album) are some hilarious Sesame Street-like segments such as purpose/propose, come/mittment, 7 nightstands, etc.

    If you're going to Vegas, I *highly* recommend seeing this show. The theatre is very intimate and there probably isn't a bad seat in the house. We were in the dead center near the back, and the view was terrific. The difference between "cheap" seats and "expensive" is $10, as the tickets are $89 and $99. I'm not sure how the view is from the upper level, but really, just spend the $10 to be in the $99 seats.

    Also, though you may not take photos during the show, bring your camera, because an actor (not the one who played the character on stage, oddly) came out afterwards with the Kate Monster puppet to pose for photos.

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    Re: Avenue Q was awesome!

    The Bad Idea Bears are one of my favorite parts of the show. "This time let's get Larges!"

    Which cast did you see? I have seen both, but missed seeing John Tartaglia as he was in New York. Each cast is great. I do prefer the non-New York cast better. Their Gary Coleman is much better. I can't hear his name now without seeing that actress saying it and striking a smile pose.

    What did you think of the theater? And the casino. I feel it is very Mary Blair-esque in terms of the use of color and whimsy.
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    Re: Avenue Q was awesome!

    Uh, I don't know where you got that impression, it's not like Mary Blair at all. If you have seen the Bellagio hotel, just imagine brown being used instead of tans, a red carpet, a few extra tschotchkes on the walls, and the flower display being moved to the front of the casino and you have the Wynn hotel. There is nothing special there if you have seen Bellagio already.

    If you don't believe me, here's side by side proof:




    It almost looks like the same exact room, no? They changed the lights, put in a different carpet (but you'll notice the floor design looks exactly the same) and painted the ceiling a different color. But even the sign over the walkway looks identical down to the typeface font.

    As for the shows, I haven't seen Ave Q but it's failing to meet it's projected numbers so they're promoting it like mad now compared to this time in October. The latest in a long line of French Canadian Circus Acts is doing decent business, despite bad reviews from critics.


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    Re: Avenue Q was awesome!

    I have yet to see the Bellagio, even though I have wanted to go there. Not even the full length of the water display.

    Steve Wynn stole from himself. He is the one behind the Bellagio. The Mary Blair comparison is based on the garden and the lamps above the bar that looks out over the River of Dreams.

    As for Avenue Q, I saw the show a week after it opened then the first weekend in December. Both times, the house was full. You need to remember that they have two shows a night. That is a lot of tickets to sell.
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    Re: Avenue Q was awesome!

    Aww dang, I'm dying to see that show!! I'm soo jealous!
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    Re: Avenue Q was awesome!

    Thanks for info


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    Re: Avenue Q was awesome!

    I saw it two years ago in new york and it was awsome then. so glad to hear it hasn't changed much. my favorite song has to be " the internet is for porn" ok its raunchy but it's cute too!!!!

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    Re: Avenue Q was awesome!

    As far as the Wynn... it's like a swanky Bellagio, basically. They're trying too hard to be the top, exclusive place. For example, you have to rack up 400 points on a "red card" before you can actually join their slot club.

    If Avenue Q weren't 90 and 100 dollars to see, I bet they'd pull the crowds. That, and their advertising doesn't give people a very good idea of what the show is about. Granted, furry orange cabs DO attract attention, but people need to know what a show IS before they plunk down a C-bill to see it. Even the Wynn's video sign mostly shows reviews, where people say how funny it is. They'd do better showing clips from the show.

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    Re: Avenue Q was awesome!

    Quote Originally Posted by Morrigoon
    If Avenue Q weren't 90 and 100 dollars to see, I bet they'd pull the crowds. That, and their advertising doesn't give people a very good idea of what the show is about. Granted, furry orange cabs DO attract attention, but people need to know what a show IS before they plunk down a C-bill to see it. Even the Wynn's video sign mostly shows reviews, where people say how funny it is. They'd do better showing clips from the show.
    EXACTLY. I'd love to see it, but it's too expensive, esp. in a city that's already crazy expensive.
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    Re: Avenue Q was awesome!

    Question:
    Is it a shortened version of 'Avenue Q'? 'Hairspray' in Vegas is going to be shorter. Just curious.

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    Re: Avenue Q was awesome!

    I don't believe so. I did notice a couple of little changes between the live show and the soundtrack; however, not a single song has been cut. If you can afford it, it is a wonderful show. Nathan looooved the show, and he is not a fan of musicals. He has even been talking to people about the show.
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