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Friday, November 06, 2009

So Tell Us, Knitnana, How Was The Show?

Ok...some of you have heard from me via email in reply, but I'll admit I had to think how I'd post this.

Avenue Q is a rather unorthodox musical. It gives all the appearance of being suitable for children, since the characters are hand puppets. Don't be fooled!

It's a raucous, bawdy, definitely adult comedy. With adult themes that could offend some people.

The puppets make the entire thing lighthearted and fun. The songs are catchy things that have you toe-tapping in your seat. You cheer for certain characters, and smirk at others.

But the entire premise is that these youngsters (and they are 20-somethings living on Avenue Q in NYC) are learning about life and doing it the hard way (as most of us do). I don't think anyone who saw this would feel that it wasn't something they'd had to encounter and learn to deal with as a young adult: relationships, friendships, new jobs, job losses, finding out what they're meant to do in life, or perhaps that they haven't a clue and won't figure it out anytime soon. And thru it all, they have a blast. And make us laugh.

But. All that said, it's quite riske. So be prepared if you get the chance to see it.

How did I like it?

Well...I LOVED IT. But had I just heard about it from someone else, or read about it? I'm not sure I'd have gone. We were lucky to have tickets given to us. So we went, with no real idea what to expect.

And you know what? Sometimes you have to mix it up a bit so you don't get stale! And that's exactly what this was....

4 Comments:

OpenID meezermeowmy said...

Glad you had a good time.

Hearing about this show I'm also glad you wore the outfit you composed. You were sassy and sophisticated without being risque.

8:54 AM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

Isn't it funny how sometimes it's exactly the things that we'd never have done on our own that we really end up loving? I'm glad you had fun!

3:34 PM  
Anonymous Carrie K said...

Anything that's fun and funny can't be all bad! Doesn't sound as if it was offensive, more - pushing the boundaries?

7:51 PM  
Anonymous twinsetellen said...

Remember back in the early 70's when sexual content was seen as less offensive than violence? I wouldn't mind seeing us turn in that direction again.

10:49 AM  

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