June 20 - August 3, 2013
Granville Island Stage
Music and lyrics by Robert
Lopez and Jeff Marx
Book by Jeff Whitty
Starring Scott Bellis, Jeny Cassady, Shannon Chan-Kent, Kayla Dunbar, Evangelia Kambites, Andrew MacDonald-Smith, Andy Toth
Director/Choreographer Peter Jorgensen
Musical Director Sean Bayntun
Musicians John Bews, Steve Charles, Niko Friesen
Set Designer Marshall McMahen
Costume Designer Jessica Bayntun
Lighting Designer Alan Brodie
Sound Designer Andrew Tugwell
Video Designer Michael Sider
Stage Manager Louis-Marie Bournival
Assistant Stage Manager April Starr Land
The Broadway Musical for Adults
Irreverently witty and outright uproarious, Avenue Q is the musical story of Princeton, 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. Part felt, part flesh, Avenue Q is packed with songs that are surprisingly poignant and only occasionally PC.
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.
Avenue Q has not been authorized or approved by the Jim Henson Company or Sesame Workshop, which have no responsibility for its content…because this ain’t no kids’ show.