Avenue Q is not the most upmarket of New York streets, and is about as far away from Park Avenue as you can get, but it is home to some lively and off the wall characters performed by an unholy comedic alliance of humans and puppets! Princeton, a bright-eyed college graduate, has just moved to this neighbourhood as he desperately tries to follow his dreams and discover his ever-elusive purpose in life. A tiny bank balance, the distraction of a busty blonde and a variety of weird and wonderful friends and neighbours lead Princeton on a hilarious story of self-discovery.
Life may suck on Avenue Q but being jobless, homeless, politically incorrect, having sex (whether hetero, homo or porno… and that’s just the puppets) are just some of the topics featured in the terrific songs of this show.
Avenue Q was the winner of the 2004 Tony Award for Best New Musical, Best Book Of A Musical and Best Original Score!
Approx running times:
Act 1 = 1hr 8mins
Interval = 20mins
Act 2 = 48mins
Curtain down = 21:46pm
Avenue Q contains scenes which may be unsuitable for children under 12.
Children under 5 are not admitted.
It is safe to say that if you are an adult with a good sense of humour, then Avenue Q is right up your street.
Is it appropriate for kids? Er, well, this is where it gets a bit fuzzy. If your teenager is mature enough to see a musical about issues such as sex, drinking, and surfing the web for porn, then they’ll probably love Avenue Q too! Only you can judge. It’s hard to say what exact age is right to see Avenue Q – parents should use their discretion based on the maturity level of their children. But we promise you this – if you do bring your teenagers to Avenue Q – they’ll think you’re really cool!
Some of the Sea Spray team will be attending this event!