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Avenue Q -- Puppet Show for Adults

Last week I'm invited by a friend to watch Avenue Q. I already bought my tickets last week for the September 22 presentation. I'm very excited about this stage musical. Last year a friend shared the soundtrack of Avenue Q and I fell in love with its funny but brave way of discussing social relevant issues.

Avenue Q is a Tony award-winning musical that was conceived by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, who wrote the music and lyrics. The book is by Jeff Whitty. The show is largely inspired by (and is in the style of) Sesame Street: Most of the characters in the show are puppets (operated by actors onstage), the set depicts several tenements on a rundown street in an "outer borough" of New York City, both the live characters and puppet characters sing, and short animated video clips are played as part of the story.

Also, several characters are recognizably parodies of classic Muppet characters: for example, the roommates Rod and Nicky are versions of Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie, and Trekkie Monster is based on Cookie Monster. However, the characters are in their twenties and thirties and face adult problems instead of those faced by pre-schoolers. The characters use profanity, and the songs concern adult themes. A recurring theme is the central character's search for a "purpose".

After an Off-Broadway opening, directed by Jason Moore, the production moved to Broadway in 2003 and won several Tony Awards, including the award for Best Musical. As of July 2007, it is still running on Broadway. The show has spawned a 2005 Las Vegas production, a 2006 West End production and various international productions. A U.S. National Tour began in July 2007.

And at last, Avenue Q reached Manila to be produced by Atlantis Productions starred by Aiza Sequerra, Frenchy Dy and Rachel Alejandro to name a few.

Just Remember... Parental Advisory... Full Puppet Nudity.

Atlantis Production's Avenue Q is currently running since September 7,2007 and will end in September 23,2007 in Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium , Podium 4, Yuchengco Tower II, RCBC Plaza, Ayala cor. Gil Puyat Ave. Makati City. For Tickets and schedule, see the nearest Ticketworld outlet or visit TicketWorld official Website.

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Anonymous said...

this is a funny one... it's a comedy with a puppet...


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