Sunday, July 01, 2007

Avenue Q

Sesame Street on acid? Although Avenue Q is a musical with puppets, it is not really the kind of puppet show you would take your young children to unless you planned on some very long and involved conversations on the way home that night and possibly a lifetime of therapy after trying to deal with issues arising from witnessing naked puppets having sex.

It is certainly a show that will prompt conversations on issues including racism, sexuality, homelessness, love, relationships, education, unemployment, loneliness, the meaning of life & even schadenfreude.

The songs give an insight into some of the areas that the musical comments on:
  • What Do You Do with a B.A. in English?/It Sucks To Be Me
  • If You Were Gay
  • Purpose
  • Everyone's A Little Bit Racist
  • The Internet Is For Porn
  • Mix Tape
  • I'm Not Wearing Underwear Today
  • Special
  • You Can Be as Loud as the Hell You Want (When You're Makin' Love)
  • Fantasies Come True
  • My Girlfriend, Who Lives in Canada
  • There's a Fine, Fine Line
  • There Is Life Outside Your Apartment
  • The More You Ruv Someone
  • Schadenfreude
  • I Wish I Could Go Back to College
  • The Money Song
  • School for Monsters/The Money Song
Its amazing what puppets can get away with saying and singing!

The show is laugh out loud funny (unless you get PC for PCness sake, in which case you may find it offensive and miss out on a good tool for some important discussions) and the show makes you think...so if you like puppets and laughing and thinking this might be the show for you.

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