Puppets point the way down Avenue Q


Avenue QAvenue Q, the award-winning comedy musical with all-nude puppets, is now on stage at Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre until July 15.

Avenue Q is the winner of the 2004 Tony “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. Described as ‘part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart,’ this laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q.

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He soon discovers that although the residents seem nice, it’s clear that this is not your ordinary neighbourhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.

Avenue Q

Music & Lyrics by Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx
Book by Jeff Whitty
Based on an original concept by Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx

Direction and Choreography by Timothy le Roux
Musical Direction by Dawid Boverhoff
Set & Puppets by Kosie Smit

Performances: Wed – Fri at 8pm, Sat at 4pm & 8pm, Sun at 3pm

Tickets: R100 to R350 at www.computicket.com

Filled with gut-busting humour and a delightfully catchy score, Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favourite for audiences all around the world.

Avenue Q
stars Ashleigh Harvey, Ryan Flynn, Daniel Geddes, Grant Towers, Rebecca Hartle, Yamikani Mahaka-Phiri, Graeme Wicks, Nieke Lombard & Songezo Khumalo.

It is presented in South Africa by VR Theatrical and Kosie Smit by arrangement with DALRO.

Please note: Avenue Q is NOT a children’s production. TV programmes like Sesame Street in America and Takalani Sesame here in South Africa teach values and life-skills to young children through the use of puppetry and songs. Avenue Q applies the same principle by teaching real-life lessons and broaching hard-to-discuss adult topics such as racism, pornography and a whole lot more!

So what are you waiting for? ‘Q’ up for tickets today!

Running Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes with a 20 -minute interval.

Warning: mature themes explored through poly-foam puppetry! Inappropriate for children 16 years of age and under. (Avenue Q does employ puppets, but it is not suitable for young children)

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