Remember the innocent puppets you once knew and loved from the longtime television favorite Sesame Street? Well, imagine those puppets making the big transition from easygoing Sesame Street to the harsh realities of the real world – but in the most hilarious manner you could possibly spin it!
Avenue Q, the hit musical that shook Broadway and quickly earned three Tony Awards, centers on Princeton, a recent college graduate, struggling to make ends meet, but still determined to find his purpose in life – even if it lands him on Avenue Q with an interesting set of neighbors. There’s Kate Monster, the teaching assistant; Brian the struggling comedian and his Asian therapist fiancee Christmas Eve; Nicky the slacker and his closeted Republican roommate, Rod; internet junkie and recluse Trekkie Monster, provocative Lucy, and retired child star Gary Coleman – and they’re all a delight to see on stage. All navigating through life’s ups and downs, the residents of Avenue Q are still individually unique and connect with the audiences through experiences we all can relate to, from sexuality and race to relationships and financial woes. And the comical musical numbers put all their differences and hardships into perspective.
It’s a blast to see these puppets take center stage, especially at the Ground Floor Theater, where every seat in the house is a good seat. But most importantly, it’s fulfilling to be able to laugh at life’s curveballs sometimes and also healthy. We see how things eventually come full circle and life’s not so bad afterall, even if it sucks to be you sometimes. Avenue Q is an energetic and funny play that’ll make you feel like a kid again, but will also quickly remind you of your adult life waiting for you behind the theater’s walls. It’ll also remind you that it’s quite refreshing to laugh at our adult issues today, hopeful for a better tomorrow.
Could you see yourself in any of the Avenue Q characters?
theater, Broadway, musicals, Sesame Street, laughter
The Ground Floor Theatre, Austin TX
02/12/2015 – 02/28/2015 | All Day