A filthy-mouthed puppet satisfies the human desire to let our cloth-covered hands say all the things our bare hands are too afraid to utter. Laugh at forthright puppetry with today's Groupon: for $36, you get one A-tier seating ticket to Avenue Q from the Anchorage Concert Association at the Atwood Concert Hall (a $73 value). Choose between the following dates:
- Tuesday, January 25th at 7:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, January 26th at 7:30 p.m.
Winner of the 2004 Tony Award for best musical, score, and book, the Sesame Street-skewering Avenue Q is a raunchy people- and puppet-populated Broadway smash that examines coming to terms with the harsh realities of adulthood. Avenue Q boasts guffaw-worthy tunes, such as "What Do You Do with a B.A. In English?" and "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist," that keep toes a tapping and felt a fluttering. A motley cast of monsters, humans, and landlord Gary Coleman entertains chortling audiences with snappy dialogue and comedic send ups, though mature puppet humor is recommended for ages 15 and up.
Seating in tier A comprises the following sections: 100, 310, 510, 710, 900, 300, 500, 700, 220, 200, 400, 600, 800, and 820.
- Watching them bring new shadings to the art of blurring the boundaries between cloth and flesh is a pleasure, as their characters wrestle with issues of sex, love, commitment and time passing. – Ben Brantley, New York Times
- While the musical's core journey is the rocky transition from college to financial independence and emotional maturity, the adversities faced by its puppet and human characters are familiar to any age group. – David Rooney, Variety