The Broadway lark, Avenue Q, is an adult kids' show -- a charming Sesame Street / Muppets singing, dancing delight. It's a clever concept performed with great charm by an outstanding cast of singing puppet characters mixed with non-puppet actors. The skill and range of Stephanie D'Abruzzo, John Tartaglia and Rick Lyon is amazing, and every cast member is Broadway level. Songs by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx and book by Jeff Whitty give us a contemporary neighborhood saga full of great wit, romance and feeling, and the working-class- street set by Anna Louizos is just right.
All the grownup kids in the audience had a great time with the spicy ideas, language and political insights like "Everyone's A Little Bit Racist" stirred in with familiar puppetry. This show is a great idea, by Lopez and Marx, taken to artistic and entertainment heights.