Irreverently witty and outright uproarious, the Tony Award-winning Avenue Q finds itself on stage this summer on Granville Island. Culture Vulture David C Jones speaks to Rod, one of the puppet residents rumoured to be gay, and his “handler” Andrew MacDonald-Smith about the show.
Avenue Q is the musical story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college graduate who arrives in New York City looking for love, a job, and his purpose in life. The only neighbourhood he can afford is the multicultural Avenue Q, where Sesame Street-esque puppets rub shoulders with humans. Winner of the Tony Award “Triple Crown” in 2004 (Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score), Avenue Q is part felt, part flesh, and packed with songs that are surprisingly poignant and only occasionally PC.
Avenue Q plays at the Arts Club Granville Island Stage though August 3, 2013. Tickets are available online at http://artsclub.com.