Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Avenue Q: We're Back!

Hmmm, this is my long overdue post about Avenue Q. I watched this Sesame Street-inspired musical last March 24 with my BF at the RCBC Theater. And I furry furry furry much enjoyed it despite holding back a liter of pee (exag, I know) prior to the musical's 15-minute break.

The characters, namely, Princeton, Kate Monster, Rod, Nicky, Brian, Christmas Eve, Gary Coleman, Trekkie Monster, Lucy the Slut, Mrs. Thistletwat and The Bad Idea Bears will always hold a memorable spot in the theater fan in me. 

True enough, Rachel Alejandro was a revelation as Kate Monster and Lucy the Slut. I suffered from LSS for a couple of days, thanks to her excellent performance of "There's A Fine, Fine Line". And I bet I will associate anything R-18 to Trekkie Monster's hilarious song "The Internet Is For Porn". Last but not the least, I think I will never view Sesame Street puppets with 100% wholesome feeling, and any attempt of resurrecting that same feeling which traces its roots from my puppet-worshipping childhood days will always be futile. Two words: Puppet nudity.

Our precious tickets

And here's something not so trivial, I learned the concept of Schadenfreude from the musical. Hmmm. So that very human feeling has a name after all. Interesting, isn't it?

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