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252 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036
Ended 10 Sep 2009 after 6 years
A thoroughly infectious musical that qualifies as a serious blessing.
Ben Brantley, The New York Times
A modern classic, Avenue Q is the brash, ballsy and outrageous parable of figuring out life after college, falling in love, finding a job and paying the bills, with puppets!
For a generation blighted by messages from saccharine television stories, telling them they're a special snowflake, and to follow their dreams, it's always a shock to realise you may just be, normal. Imitating the most famous kids show of all, Sesame Street, we meet the community that live on the crummy Avenue Q. Cheap and cheerful, this outer-outer borough of New York houses a plethora of colourful and foul mouthed residents who's opinions on life, the internet and everything are passed on to the earnest Princeton, a new graduate with a B.A in English and not much else.
In search of his purpose, he navigates this new and scary landscape, aided by well meaning and lonely Kate, closet case Rod and his house mate Nicky, Gary Coleman, down on his luck child star turned janitor, porn addled Trekkie Monster and swayed by the sweet, but sinister Bad Idea Bears, who won't let a little thing like responsibility get in the way of having fun.
With original, politically incorrect songs that cover a range of hilarious topics, (such as 'The Internet is good for porn' and 'I'm Not Wearing Underwear Today') Avenue Q has found a comfortable home in the theatre fan canon!
Many of the original cast of this Sesame street send up were actually puppeteers on the show!
Opening night: 11 July 2003
Closing night: 10 September 2009
Contains adult themes, strong language and sexual situations (depicted by puppets!) and may not be suitable for children under 12. Children under 4 years of age will not be admitted into the theater.
Two hours and 15 minutes, which includes one 15 minute intermission
4 reviews, average rating: (4.9 Stars)
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