Mary of the Avenue

musicals and operas · theatre americana · United States

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JANIE MUDRICK certified reviewer June 28, 2015
I really enjoyed this production "mary of the Avenue". The cast was strong, songs were memorable and the book had quite the tale to tell. It was bittersweet coming out of a show having to "think so much". The play deals with homelessness and mental illness and how it affects their family members. I thoroughly enjoyed the show and how thought provoking it was/is.... full review
PAULA MONTGOMERY certified reviewer June 16, 2015
tagged as: MARY · musical · NEW YORK STREETS
There's one thing about MARY OF THE AVENUE - it makes you think about those folks that you drive by or walk by almost every day on the street - and don't really see. That's a very good thing! Mary and her 'peeps' are PEOPLE. You find yourself wondering who they are - how they got there - will they ever be anywhere else? In some cases, you find out - the rest is left to your imagination . . . Having seen the show prior to its FRINGE debut, I have to say I preferred the richness of the prior production, rather than the 'streamlined' version here at FRINGE. Lovely little bits of business have given way to a more stylized ensemble - but they still manage to show us who they are! Mary Ellen Gridley simply IS Mary. Marianne Davis Rago pla... full review