A whimsical production of puppets and the hard hitting facts of life.
Avenue Q follows the ageless story of a college graduate named Princeton, with a fresh English degree and no prospects, trying to make his way in this politically correct world. He lands on Avenue Q and soon befriends the quirky residents who live there - including Kate Monster (the girl next door type), Brian (a failing comedian), Christmas Eve (Brian’s overly qualified but bossy wife), Trekkie Monster (a porn loving recluse), Gary Coleman (yes, that Gary Coleman!) and more. With catchy tunes like ‘Everyone’s a little bit racist’ and ‘The internet is for porn’ you’ll be singing them for days afterwards - just maybe not out loud.
Musical theatre is not everyone’s cup of tea however this show, in a sesame street parody style, makes for a great night out - regardless of if you’re a fan of the show form or not. As long as you can handle a puppet sex scene and a little bit of racism! While the show is definitely aimed at adults, mature teenagers could also enjoy the themes and jokes - but you’ll have to explain who Gary Coleman is afterwards.
The show itself runs like a well-oiled machine, wonderfully scripted and hilariously engaging. The performers are talented beyond belief - performing as puppet, singer, dancer and actor all at once (sometimes with two people per puppet!). Powerful voices and great acting will have you forgetting that the puppets are just fur and foam, you’ll feel sad for them when things go wrong and happy when it works out.
Avenue Q is a fantastic show, filled with hilarious one liners, memorable songs and a theme that everyone can relate to: life!
Make sure you see it while you can because like everything (except death and taxes), it’s ‘only for now’!