Avenue Q

Avenue Q… still hilarious, raw, rude, upbeat, funny, and sooooo special after so many years.

15 years and 6,538 performances to be exact. Tonight was initially going to be the closing performance of this Tony Award Best Musical at the New World Stages, but that didn’t happen. The show will now run through May 26th.

Go see this wonderful production while you still can!

Several of themes: adulthood, the internet (is for porn), everyone is a little racists, homosexuality, sex on stage, etc. are just as offending and as funny as I had remembered them. In today’s polarized and hyper-sensitive political climate, I wasn’t sure how I (or the audience) would have enjoyed the rough treatment of the topics, but I came out loving every minute of the show.

The puppetry is phenomenal. The energy on stage is incredible. Every character from Princeton and Kate Monster down to the Bad Idea Bears each added just the perfect touch to the overall narrative.

Bravos to the entire cast: Grace Choi, Matt Dengler, Jamie Glickman, Jason Jacoby, Nick Kohn, Veronica J. Kuehn, and Lacretta. Thank you for giving us another amazing and memorable evening.

Now let me massage my cheeks, cuz they’re sore from laughing too much.

Finally, Broadway trivia… I knew Avenue Q won the Tony Award for Best Musical, but I didn’t know until this week that Avenue Q beat Wicked for the award. Whaaaaaat. Wow!!!