October 5-9 & 12-19, 2022
Avenue Q is about real life. It’s about finding a job, losing a job, learning about racism, getting an apartment, getting kicked out of your apartment, being different, falling in love, promiscuity, avoiding commitment, hangovers, Internet porn and discovering the world. It’s story of a college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it’s clear that this is not an ordinary group of neighbors. One of them starts to talk to him about gays, and the second about racism and another about pornography. One of the girls living in the house is trying to seduce one of her neighbors, but as he refuses, she considers this impossible. Another couple begins to play a game with alcohol which leads to an affair which causes one of them to get fired for not going to work. One of the characters struggles with his non-traditional gender orientation. Some couples decide to marry, and others decide to split. The majority of the persons involved – are puppet monsters akin to ones on the Muppet Show. The singers are on stage, dressed in black, and although the audience is supposed to ignore their presence, they tend to act along with their characters. Much of the humor is crude and the language is often foul, so despite appearing to be a children’s show, it is very definitely for mature audiences.
Winner: The 2004 Tony Award for Best Musical