I don’t want to say too much about the show because I would hate to spoil the jokes, but Avenue Q is one of the funnest nights you will have at the theatre. Joining Princeton are other daytime TV rejects like The Bad Idea Bears, Lucy the Slut, and Trekkie Monster, who is the resident porn enthusiast on Avenue Q. All the puppets are played with their actors onstage, and there are also human characters including Christmas Eve, the Japanese neighbor who could only work in Chinese restaurants until she got herself two Master’s degrees. Additionally, the super of the Avenue Q townhouses is none other than child star Gary Coleman. Gary Coleman is an original character in the show’s production, but his posthumous inclusion gives a “too soon” factor that adds to the audacity of Avenue Q.
Naughty Puppets Delight!
NAC (thanks for the tickets Live 88.5!). Avenue Q is a hilariously raucous satire of all the useless things you were taught while growing up. The show features a group of naughty puppets that are residents of Avenue Q, which is kind of like the decrepit version of Sesame Street. The newest tenant is Princeton, who arrives in the Big City full of dreams and ambition. Unfortunately, Princeton has only a useless Arts degree and, therefore, no marketable skills (this sounds familiar). He soon finds himself amongst the many other puppets and people searching for their purpose in life.
Posted by Pat Mullen at 6/23/2010 01:06:00 PM
Labels: Ottawa Arts