This is a most excellent show that you can not miss seeing or re-seeing as the case is with us! Playing from November 20, 2014–January 3, 2015 at the Granville Island Stage.
Our review here.
IN BRIEF Arts Club Theatre Company’s Avenue Q at the Granville Island Stage (1585 Johnston Street) from November 20, 2014 to January 3, 2015 (MEDIA OPENING: November 26). Monday & Tuesday at 7:30 pm, Wednesday–Saturday at 8 pm, and Wednesday & Saturday at 2 pm (please note special performance times for the week of December 22 on our website). Tickets start at $29, inclusive of taxes and fees. Call the Arts Club Box Office at 604.687.1644 or visit www.artsclub.com.
THE BROADWAY MUSICAL FOR ADULTS Irreverently witty and outright uproarious, Avenue Q is the musical story of Princeton (Jeremy Crittenden), a bright-eyed college graduate who arrives in New York City looking for love, a job, and his purpose in life. The only neighbourhood he can afford is the multicultural Avenue Q, where Sesame Street-esque puppets rub shoulders with humans. Winner of the Tony Award “Triple Crown” in 2004 (Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score), and the 2013 Jessie Richardson Theatre Award for Outstanding Musical, Avenue Q is part felt, part flesh, and packed with songs that are surprisingly poignant and only occasionally PC.
“The music is playful, the lyrics are outrageous, the script is hilarious, and the characters are delightful. Underneath its colourful fur, a big, boisterous heart beats. Avenue Q is the perfect musical comedy…unless you are under 14 years of age,” said director Peter Jorgensen. “After a 12-stop, B.C.-wide tour, I’m thrilled to be bringing our hit production back to the Granville Island Stage where our 2013 run was held over three times!”
Warning: Full puppet nudity and other vulgarities will induce laughter. This is a puppet show. However, this is not your kids’ puppet show as it sneaks a peek at raucous sexual congress, failed childhood stardom, excessive drinking, moving in and out of a slummy neighbourhood, investing, mix-tapes, cute creatures doing bad things, singing boxes, getting laid off, finding your purpose, getting fired, getting re-hired, ruvving someone but wanting to kirr them, exotic dancing, erotic dancing, exotic erotic dancing, homosexuality, racism, pornography, masturbation, interracial marriage, interspecies relationships (monsters and humans), roommates, coming out of the closet, coming out of your apartment, getting ahead in life, going to college, pan-handling, wishing you were back in college, coming out of your shell, and recycling.