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Avenue Q

Feb. 2-7



On an outer, outer street in New York City, puppets ponder existential dilemmas, such as finding life’s purpose—or maybe first, a job. Imagine the Sesame Street cast, grown up, tackling issues like racism, suicide, lust and homosexuality.

At its core, Avenue Q is an homage to Jim Henson and that lovable street we grew up on; some of Q’s characters are parodies of the classics. But, this hilarious look at adulthood from the muse of our childhood is far from G-rated. With swearing and “full-puppet nudity”—bear witness to puppetry sexcapades—this musical is for mature audiences.

With its raucous, off-color humor and finely crafted musical score, Avenue Q has won a slew of Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Book for a Musical. On the other side of the spectrum, the song “The Internet Is for Porn” has become a YouTube classic. Broadway Across America lands again with another lovely, love-makin’ musical, destined to ruffle some feathers—or, at least, some puppet fur.

Avenue Q @ Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, 801-355-ARTS , Feb. 2-7. ArtTix.org.

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