"I Can See It": Reimagined Revivals With New Casting Concepts

By Ben Rimalower
26 Oct 2013

Matthew James Thomas
photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

All-Human Avenue Q

Speaking of Harada, one of the best new musicals of the last 20 years was Avenue Q. While I count myself among the throngs of fans who loved the way the half-puppet cast brought this contemporary piece to life, I've always wanted to see how it would play with all actors, where the distinction between humans and puppets is only implied and we see only people on the stage. I think the comedy and social commentary would work just as well, and the themes might be even more compelling. I would enjoy seeing Pippin's Matthew James Thomas as Princeton, Lindsay Mendez as Kate Monster and Dan Fogler as Trekkie Monster.


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