is not the most upmarket of New York streets, and is about as far away from Park Avenue as you can get, but it is home to some lively and off the wall characters performed by an unholy comedic alliance of humans and puppets! Princeton, a bright-eyed college graduate, has just moved to this neighbourhood as he desperately tries to follow his dreams and discover his ever-elusive purpose in life. A tiny bank balance, the distraction of a busty blonde and a variety of weird and wonderful friends and neighbours lead Princeton on a hilarious story of self-discovery. Life may suck on Avenue Q
but being jobless, homeless, politically incorrect, having sex (whether hetero, homo or porno... and that s just the puppets) are just some of the topics featured in the terrific songs of this show. Running time approx. 2hrs 15mins (including 15 min interval) Avenue Q website
.Performers Mary Doherty (Mrs Thistletwat), Delroy Atkinson (Gary Coleman), Daniel Boys (Princeton and Rod), Joanna Ampil (Christmas Eve), Simon Lipkin (Nicky and Trekkie Monster), Julie Atherton (Kate Monster and Lucy The Slut), Christopher Fry (Brian), Rachel Jerram (Mrs T/Bear), Yanle Zhong, Matthew J Henry, Chris Thatcher, Naana Agy-Ampadu, Jacqui Sanchez, Simon Gorton.
Music Robert Lopez. Lyrics Jeff Marx. Book by Jeff Whitty. Producer Kevin McCollum. Producer Robyn Goodman. Producer Jeffrey Seller. Producer Vineyard Theatre. Producer The New Group. Producer Cameron Mackintosh. Director Jason Moore. Design Rick Lyon (puppets). Music Stephen Oremus (musical supervision). Choreographer Ken Roberson. Design Anna Louizos. Costume Mirena Rada. Lighting Howell Binkley. Sound Acme Sound Partners.