First, a little bit of background: Some time ago, I was shown a video of World of Warcraft players “lipsyncing” to a song called “The Internet is For Porn.” Pretty much ever since, I’ve wanted to see the show. I was hoping to see it a few years ago when I was in Las Vegas, however I never got around to it. Fast forward to now, school is selling discounted tickets and I manage to snag the last two.
Wow, what an amazing musical. I would describe Avenue Q as Sesame Street rated R. And I think that’s a pretty accurate statement. The puppets are all designed by Rick Lyon, who has over 25 years of experience and used to work with the late Jim Henson. There are also several interludes which are highly comical…trust me.
In short, Avenue Q is what you get when people who watched Sesame Street as a kid grow up and are allowed to produce musicals; which is not a bad thing, mind you, it’s a great thing.
Having said how great it is, though, I must remind you that it is a rated “R” show. And despite the fact that show is about puppets, the kiddies should not be in attendance. Really.
But you should go and see it and I highly recommend it.
Photo credit: http://blog.dispatch.com/mgrossberg/musicals/