Sunday, September 16, 2007
Dirty Little Puppets
Went to see "Avenue Q" Saturday night at the Ahmanson Theater in downtown Los Angeles. I saw this show a few years ago on Broadway before its upset Best New Musical Tony victory.
I'd forgotten how raunchy and funny this show is. Songs like "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist," "The Internet is for Porn" and an ode to "Schadenfreude" should be the first clue this one isn't for the kiddies.
The touring company puppets are just as good as the ones on Broadway, but as often happens on touring shows, the people performers were better on Broadway than those hitting the bus-and-truck circuit.