If there's one thing you need to do this month, it's go to the City Stage to watch the beloved Broadway hit, Avenue Q!
Avenue Q is a bit like Sesame Street, just with a few F-Bombs, puppet lovemaking and some really funny adult jokes. I saw the local production days ago and still can't get the songs out of my head! Here's a pretty good BBC version of one of those tunes-
I have to admit, I'm not really good at sitting through musicals because they tend to go long...though I always seem to enjoy a show's movie counterpart. Don't judge me.
Still, that wasn't the case with Avenue Q. Our local cast is truly outstanding. And, I should add, WECT and Fox Wilmington's Heather Setzler is engaged to one of the main guys. It was cool to watch him get down!
[WATCH HEATHER SETZLER'S FIRST ACT ON WECT]
The theme is something we can all relate to, as a recent college graduate tries to find his "purpose".
[READ ENCORE MAGAZINE'S REVIEW BY SHEA CARVER]
Also...the music is extremely likable. The writing is even more clever. The jokes are funny, but they have depth. I didn't even get squeamish about the Japanese character who spoke broken ENGRISH.
I bet Big Bird would even recommend this awesome musical. It's definitely worth the five flights of stairs you'll trek when you realize the elevator at Level 5 is not working. Again.
The shows run during the weekends at Level 5 through October 30th. Tickets cost less than half a tank of gas.