Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Avenue Q? I dunno, I dunno.
Sure, I'll admit, I'm curious.
I think the concept caught my attention. But browsing through the YouTube stacks has so far yielded very little of value.
Maybe it's the music -- like the lesser songs of Tom Lehrer, some seemingly funny set-ups and lyrics are drained of their oomph by warmed-over Broadway-with-a-vengeance melodies.
Or maybe it's a feeling of under-development. Like too many Saturday Night Live sketches, the thing never seems to get beyond its premise. (So the premise is all you really need to know, and the actual performance becomes kind of irrelevant.)
Is anyone ever going to write an interesting musical again? Should they?