I first saw Avenue Q in the West End about 7 years ago. The name didn't really give anything away for me and I was a little puzzled when a friend told me she had booked it.
I still remember entering the theatre and seeing how excited everyone was and yet all I was thinking was 'it's just puppets guys, calm down'. Boy, was I wrong! I will never forget how funny it was and that is why I am so excited that it is coming to Perth for 2 weeks. This show is puppets for adults and has been hilariously called Sesame Street for over 18 .
When you think of a puppet show, this is definitely not something you will be thinking will happen on stage. The show starts with the life of Princeton, a bright-eyed college graduate navigating his way through the multicultural, and at times raucous neighbourhood Avenue Q in New York City.
Brace yourself to be skyrocketed into a world of puppet debauchery, where puppets and humans mingle with gregarious consequences. From sexual congress, failed childhood stardom and excessive drinking to finding your purpose in life, Avenue Q hilariously navigates adult life from a puppet's point of view – no strings attached!
There are depleting bank accounts, the distraction and attention of a busty blonde and a variety of weird and wonderful friends and neighbours lead Princeton on a puppetastic story of self-discovery.
For those who lived on Sesame Street, the Avenue Q puppets may look familiar, but with musical numbers like "Everyone's A Little Bit Racist" and "If You Were Gay," this sendup of political correctness isn't for the kiddies. WARNING: FULL PUPPET NUDITY AND OTHER VULGARITIES WILL INDUCE LAUGHTER.
Who is AVENUE Q appropriate for? (Note from their website) Adults love AVENUE Q, but they seem a little, er, fuzzy on whether it's appropriate for kids. We'll try to clear that up. AVENUE Q is great for teenagers because it's about real life. It may not be appropriate for young children because AVENUE Q addresses issues like sex, drinking, and surfing the web for porn. 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.
FROM Broadway to the West End, and the West End to Perth - the comedy puppet production Avenue Q is headed to WA Crown theatre. Buy tickets here. Avenue Q will hit theatres in Perth in November.