Want to know what to do with a BA in English? Want to know what the internet is really for? Want to know what your friend might do if you decided to bat for the other team?
These burning questions that we have here will be answered at the second staging of Avenue Q. A musical made up of puppets, people and lots of punch, laugh and sing along as you follow the going-ons of this madhouse neighbourhood inspired by the outer boroughs of New York.
Staged at the Marina Bay Sands’ Sands Theatre from 27 September to 7 October, Avenue Q is the brainchild of Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, both of whom intended it to be a TV show. It landed on Broadway following four extensions at the Vineyard Theatre, where critics raved about it.
The New York Times called it, “Sweetly satiric and surprisingly fresh”, and “one of the funniest, shows you’re likely to ever see” by Entertainment Weekly.
Today, it has won the 2003 Lucille Lortel Award For Outstanding New Musical, and in 2004, it won three Tony Awards, one each for Best New Musical, Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score. It has also been played across the Atlantic at the Noel Coward Theatre, Gielgud Theatre and Wyndham’s Theatre in the London’s West End.
So what are you waiting for, if you’re in need of some clever laughs, this is definitely not to be missed.