This show throws just about every topic that could make an audience uncomfortable with a load of laughs, truth and a life lesson or two. Racism. Homosexuality. Internet porn. Stereotypes. Failure. Rejection. Sluts. Full puppet nudity. See? How uncomfortable do you think the average midwestern tourist to NYC would be?! I love it!
We saw the show a couple of years ago with friends on a Broadway-laden 4 day trip to the city. It was fabulous and such a breath of fresh air! The best part of the experience, well aside from the whole Broadway thing, learning a new word: schadenfreude! Try slipping that one in conversation!
Avenue Q won the Tony for Best Musical in 2004, edging out, and upsetting Wicked as the favorite. It is currently playing as a sit down production in Las Vegas, and touring nationally. You can still catch the Broadway production at the Golden Theatre in New York City.