Avenue Q tells the timeless story of a recent college graduate trying to find his way in the world. Set in New York City all the way out on Avenue Q (he couldn’t afford anything better), we are introduced to fresh-faced Princeton as he struggles to find his purpose: meeting friends, finding love, losing love, and finding it again, along the way. Inspired by the beloved children’s show Sesame Street, Avenue Q creates a puppet-filled world that is a little more reflective of the difficult, R-rated realities that we face when we learn that real life isn’t as simple as we dreamed it might be – but perhaps, suggests Avenue Q, life is all the more colourful and worthwhile for it.
Note: despite featuring puppets, Avenue Q is R-rated, featuring adult topics, offensive language, and an onstage portrayal of puppet sex.
Avenue Q was presented at The Q Performing Arts Centre from 28 April to 13 May 2017.
Director: Jarrad West
Musical Director: Elizabeth Alford
Choreographer: Pierce Jackson
Production Manager: Marya Glyn-Daniel
Stage Manager: David Tricks
Princeton – Nick Valois
Kate Monster – Emma McCormack
Nicky – Dave Smith
Rod – Joel Hutchings
Brian – Riley Bell
Christmas Eve – Nina Wood
Bad Idea Bears – Kate O’Sullivan, Dave Smith
Trekkie Monster – Robert Stankov
Lucy T Slut – Josie Dunham
Mrs Thistletwat – Jo Burns
Gary Coleman – Jo Licuanan