Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Avenue Q

On Sunday evening, Chuck and I went to see the broadway musical Avenue Q. It is a musical with puppets and live actors. It is Sesame Street-esque, except that the characters deal with adult situations, including life's purpose, sex, jobs, racism, etc. Despite it's serious topics and commentary on life, it is hilarious! I highly recommend that you visit their website and listen to some of the great songs from the show, including "The Internet is for Porn," "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist," and "I Wish I Could Go Back to College." I have to admit that I was shocked when the naked puppets started performing sexual acts in all kinds of positions on stage during the song "You Can Be As Loud As the Hell You Want (When You're Makin' Love)." Nonetheless, Chuck and I were cracking up! [WARNING: This is not an appropriate show to attend with your children or your parents.]

Hope you all will get a chance to check out Avenue Q. I heard it was great from my friend Roger. He downloaded the very first line of the musical as my ringtone, which says, "What do you do with a B.A. in English?" I was hooked as soon as I heard it! Thus, I made an effort to buy the seats to Avenue Q despite our crazy, hectic life. Unfortunately, I bought the cheap seats. Next time, I'll pay up to get better seats. It was a great show and I encourage you to attend!

Here's a little preview of the opening performance from Avenue Q as performed by the Broadway cast on the broadcast of the 58th Annual Tony Awards. Enjoy!
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2 comments:

ginster said...

i have always wanted to see that! it sucks to be me!!!!!!! that's how i feel now. ha ha! hope you are feeling good and the sell of the homestead is moving along!

lisawitt said...

Ha, glad you enjoyed that! it was part of our broadway series tickets this last fall. matt and i got a good chuckle from it too!