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Avenue Q at Chapel Off Chapel, Prahran

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It's a long way from Sesame Street
Welcome to Avenue Q, where hilarity, racism, sexuality and all things adults-only are the norm!

Avenue Q, Chapel off Chapel Melbourne, melbourne comedy festival
The Avenue Q cast will be bring plenty of laughs to Chapel Off Chapel. Image courtesy of Monika Mackowiak.


The Tony Award-winning musical is coming to Melbourne's International Comedy Festival opening on March 27th at Prahran's Chapel Off Chapel until April 11.

With a half human, half puppet cast, this outrageously off-colour show has been compared to Sesame St meets South park and is certainly not for kids!

Trifle Theatre's Avenue Q stars an experienced and highly accomplished cast and crew of musical theatre professionals from stage, as well as television and is certain to leave you in stitches (the good kind!)

Avenue Q opened off-Broadway in 2003 where it gained rave reviews and had its season extended four times, going on to entertain on Broadway with 2,534 performances.

Described as a coming-of-age parable that satirises the issues and anxieties associated with leaving college and entering the adult world, and covers themes such as racism, sexuality and pornography.

Avenue Q, Chapel off Chapel Melbourne, melbourne comedy festival
With a mix of colourful characters, Avenue Q will have you laughing. Image courtesy of Monika Mackowiak


The show is written by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, and includes characters who will make you laugh out loud as they encounter a new adult life ahead of them in the 'real' world. Audiences follow the main character as he finished university to take on the real world and moves into a shabby New York apartment in a little less than desirable part of the city. There he meets a cast of colourful and quirky characters who see him through his everyday struggles as he works out his purpose in life.

The musical uses felt puppets animated by unconcealed puppeteers, alongside human actors and includes musical numbers such as 'If You Were Gay', 'Everyone's A Little Bit Racist', and 'The Internet Is For Porn'.

While this show is not suitable for children, older teenagers may enjoy it—parental discretion is advised.

The show takes place at The Loft- Chapel Off Chapel located in Prahran and tickets can be booked via the Chapel Off Chapel website.

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Why? For some side splitting laughter
When: Fri 27 March – Sat 11 April (previews Wed 25 and Thu 26 March)
Phone: (03) 8290 7000
Where: Chapel Off Chapel
Cost: $43.50 Full, $38.50 Conc
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