It's the Hit Broadway Musical that beat Wicked in 2004 to win the TONY® "TRIPLE CROWN" for BEST MUSICAL, BEST SCORE and BEST BOOK, AVENUE Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart.
What is AVENUE Q about?
Avenue Q is about real life. It's about finding a job, losing a job, learning about racism, getting an apartment, getting kicked out of your apartment, being different, falling in love, promiscuity, avoiding commitment, hangovers, Internet porn and discovering the world.
Princeton is a bright-eyed college grad, who comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. He soon discovers that the only neighborhood in his price range is Avenue Q; still, the neighbors seem nice. There's Brian the out-of-work comedian and his therapist fianceé Christmas Eve; Nicky, the good-hearted slacker, and his roommate Rod - a Republican investment banker who seems to have some sort of secret; an Internet addict called Trekkie Monster; and a very cute kindergarten teaching assistant named Kate Monster.
Why is AVENUE Q appropriate for Storybook Theatre?
Avenue Q marks the return of Storybook Theatre's NOVEL series, which was introduced in the 2005/2006 season. We are bringing it back to act as a much needed fundraiser for Storybook, and create new artistic opportunities for the people who make all our family friendly programming possible. This is the Calgary premiere of Avenue Q and is a great time to leave the kids at home and come out for some great music and genuine belly laughs. Whether a "date night", a girl's night out, or dinner and a show with great friends, this Tony Award winning musical is sure to please. Do use parental discretion, as Avenue Q is not intended for young children. Although it's not for everyone, we promise you this; if you do bring you're teenage children, they'll think you're really cool!
Avenue Q is an adult parody of Sesame Street. While it uses puppets, it contains course language, some sexual themes, and generally mature content. It's all done in a light hearted way and pokes fun at societal "norms". A lot of people think it's hysterical, but it may be offensive to some and inappropriate for young children.