Avenue Q

Grown-ups like puppets, too! And with the multi-Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q, adults will get to see puppets doing grown-up things in a grown-up world. These furry friends look a lot like their sweeter cousins on Sesame Street, but in Robert Lopez, Jeff Marx and Jeff Whitty’s story, the cast includes both humans and puppets with names like Lucy the Slut and Trekkie Monster (who’s into Internet porn). They talk about noisy sex, frustrated romance, coming of age and gay relationships.

Princeton, who’s just graduated from college, falls in love with Kate, a teacher, and when she quits her job because she’s got a mean boss, all the residents of run-down Avenue Q work to help her find the money to start a new school. Ironic and utterly postmodern, this is a puppet show grown-ups will love. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. Through February 5. Stage Door, 284 Pasadena Town Square Mall. For information, call 832-582-7606 or visit www.stagedoorinc.com. $15.
Fridays-Sundays. Starts: Jan. 13. Continues through Feb. 5, 2012

 
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