Date(s) - 08/20/2016
Location & All Show Dates
Young Artists Forever (Hillcrest Center for the Arts)
Contact Info for Location
Website: Young Artists Forever (Hillcrest Center for the Arts)
Phone Number: (805) 381-1246
Email Address: [email protected]
Avenue Q is an American musical in two acts, conceived by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marz, who together, wrote the music and lyrics. The book was written by Jeff Whitty and the show was directed by Jason Moore. Avenue Q is an “autobiographical and biographical” coming-of-age parable, addressing and satirizing the issues and anxieties associated with entering adulthood. Its characters lament that as children, they were assured by their parents, and by children’s television programs such as PBS’s Sesame Street, that they were “special” and “could do anything”; but as adults, they have discovered to their surprise and dismay that in the real world their options are limited, and they are no more “special” than anyone else. The musical is notable for the use of puppets, animated by unconcealed puppeteers, alongside human actors.