Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Row Q at Avenue Q

OMG. Jill and I and few friends from work saw Avenue Q at the Hippodrome last night. I have always heard great things about this show, but last night really blew away my expectations. It was hilarious. Absolutely hilarious. For those of you not familiar with the show (or touring Broadway shows in general), Avenue Q is a stage musical that makes fun of Sesame Street. There are 'like' SS characters - including Bert, Ernie, Cookie Monster and a token celebrity - and a few extra to assist with the storyline. The "characters" are both humans and muppets, and the puppeteers (or is it muppeteers?) are on stage in view while they carry the muppet characters around stage. It sounds odd and distracting, but you quickly get used to these "floating people" and forget about them entirely. All-in-all, there are only six (SIX!) cast members in the whole show. Six cast members and at least twelve characters, only three of which are human characters (no muppets).

The content of the show in highly inappropriate. Very politically incorrect.... and HILARIOUS. Some of the songs are: "It Sucks To Be Me," "Everyone's A Little Bit Racist," and "The Internet Is For Porn." Let's just say that if Avenue Q was a movie, it would be rated R for sexual content (yes, with muppets), language and violence (a teeny bit). And... I loved it.

On top of the coolness of the show, I saw JWER right afterward. He'd been there the whole time. I'm curious to hear if he liked it, although I am guessing he did. The humor is very JWER. In fact, many of you twisted bloggers (AH, ACW, NPR) would probably love this one. So if you're in and around Baltimore please consider seeing it - it's only at the Hippodrome through December 23rd - oh, and let me know if you go because I'd definietly be interested in seeing it again.

After the show I dropped off Jill and headed to Claddagh to see Wes play. I was surprised by all of the people there. I would like to note that Jess is giganimous (she's due 1/1/08) and after careful observation, I like Wes' beard-thing. He looks kind of grown up with all of that facial hair. Maybe a little lumberjack-y, but grown up.

Last night was a fabulous, fabulous night, and right up my alley as far as perfect nights go. Tonight? Ghost Hunters and Antonio, with maybe a little Christmas prep. Oh, and sleep, of course.


Blogger Ashlie said...

I was contemplating seeing this! I'm glad you said it was funny....

December 12, 2007 1:50 PM  
Blogger cherylann said...

Sounds like something I could bring my husband to and he wouldn't complain all that much (He still complains that the guy from Fiddler on the Roof forgot the words to the song... "If I were a rich man... badum badum bada bada bada bum"). Thanks for the review!

I heart Ghost Hunters... for some reason I think that Steve is really hot. Also, my friend Mark pointed out to me that the demonologist twin brothers look like my husband. Creepy!

December 12, 2007 1:57 PM  
Blogger jwer said...

That was freakin' hilarious. I was pretty much crying throughout. Although maybe that was because I had paid $12 for a cocktail.

Also, I learned that that's where this came from, which is always good.

December 12, 2007 2:05 PM  
Blogger anonymouscoworker said...

Do want to go, don't really have the time. :(

December 12, 2007 2:23 PM  
Blogger NPR Junky said...

Jason the Ex had tried to talk me into going, but his version of "would you like to go" was more along the lines of a REALLY annoying kid asking "wanna go wanna go wanna go wanna go wanna go wanna go?" over and over and over.

That WoW spoof was great, wasn't it?

December 12, 2007 2:32 PM  
Blogger Jodi said...

I knew it! It's one of the few shows I've seen more than once and that I would pay to see again!

December 13, 2007 12:59 AM  
Blogger jpb2525 said...

Loved it. My sis took me and Steve to see this on Broadway. It was my graduation gift. Glad you enjoyed yourself!

December 13, 2007 11:14 PM  

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