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Get ready to experience the funniest trip to the theatre you've had in years. Avenue Q is back in Adelaide. It is often described as Sesame Street for adults, but this puppet filled show will make you laugh like never before.

An Avenue Q US Cast


Avenue Q follows the life of some wacky characters that live on New York's fictional Avenue Q. Princeton has just finished his BA and has moved to the street, where he now lives alongside some other colourful characters. Kate Monster is a sweet and innocent kindergarten teacher assistant, Rod and Nicky are two house-mates who bear an uncanny resemblance to Burt and Ernie and Trekkie Monster is a devious creature obsessed with the internet and all the things you can find on it. These hilarious characters bring to life one of New York's forgotten streets, as we learn what it is like to live and find love in New York City.

Trekkie Monster


Most of Avenue Q's characters are puppets, and this could initially be a turn off for some adults, but the seamless interaction between the puppets and real life characters is incredible. The puppeteers are not hidden away and they don't only control and voice the puppets, they give a performance of their own. You never would have believed that a puppet show could be this entertaining.

Make sure you get yourself a copy of the Avenue Q CD because you'll be singing the songs for days. With hilarious numbers like 'If You Were Gay,' 'Everyone's A Little Bit Racist,' 'The Internet is For Porn,' and 'My Girlfriend, Who Lives in Canada' - you'll be singing and laughing long after you've left the theatre. The songs are catchy and have very clever lyrics, that are designed to make you laugh but also make a comment on some more serious matters.

"If You Were Gay"


Some of the criticisms of Avenue Q have been that the New York centred story-line is too far removed from Australian life. In a country that has been born and bred on American sitcoms and films, I don't think that the New York setting diminishes the experience for the average Australian theatre-goer. Quite a few of the jokes may not have worked if transposed to an Australian setting, I think it is something that is pretty easy to get your head around because the humour is still universal.

You can catch Avenue at two different venues during for the current Adelaide Show. It will be playing at the Arts Theatre in Adelaide, and the Shedley Theatre in Elizabeth. Tickets are very affordable, just $35.55 for adults and $30.55 for concession. There aren't kids prices because this isn't a show suitable for kids. As Avenue Q like to say "Avenue Q is not for small children, but you won't hear anything on stage you don't hear on any other street." If you want to get an idea of what the show will be like head over to the Avenue Q website and check out some of their uploaded videos.

Lucy T. Slut


Booking a ticket to see Avenue Q may just be the best decision you've made all year. Avenue Q will be showing at the Arts Theatre from 6 - 16 July. It will be showing at the Shedley Theatre from 21 - 30 July.

You can book your tickets from BASS.
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Why? It is the funniest musical around
When: 6 July till 30 July
Where: The Arts Theatre and The Shedley Theatre
Cost: $30 - $35
Comments
We went to see Avenue Q at the Arts Theatre last night. It was great and I'd definitely go again. I haven't laughed so hard in a long time. Don't miss your chance to see this great show, it's well worth the money.
By Anonymous
Wednesday, 13th of July @ 04:22 am
A love fury shiny details in this puppets, and absurd view of humans. Hilarious.
By Justine Kelly - senior reviewer
Wednesday, 20th of July @ 04:11 am
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