It's time to start the music. It's time to light the lights. It's time to get things started on The Muppet Show… wait, no. This is Glee!
After many Gleeks enjoyed a trip down to tryptophan town, they were treated to a very special Thanksgiving episode of their favorite musical romp. No, Sam Evans didn't bust out his guitar to play Adam Sandler's homage to the turkey day, but there were still plenty of laughs — and one story line heavier that a sack of mash potatoes.
So if you can find a way out of your food coma for five minutes, we'll give you a brief rundown of what went down last night while you were gobbling up your apple pie.
WARNING: THERE ARE SPOILERS AHEAD! AND IF KNOWING SPOILERS FOR YOU IS LIKE HAVING NOW CRANBERRY SAUCE WITH OUR TURKEY FOR US, THEN WE SUGGEST YOU GET ALONG WITH YOUR BAD SELF!
We had never seen Avenue Q before, but all that (thankfully) changed Sunday night!
We made it a point to see the musical during our most recent run of show-going in NYC, and we're sooo glad we did!
Avenue Q is the original Book Of Mormon!!! Sorta literally! A lot of the Mormon team worked on Avenue Q too, like the amazing Robert Lopez.
This new production is running at the New World Stages, where we saw Rent last fall. The theaters seat close to 600 people, and though it's technically "Off-Broadway", its still in the heart of the theater district. And such great shows as Rent and Q are playing there!
We were so pleasantly surprised by Avenue Q! We were expecting debauchery and great comedy, which we got, but we also got some killer songs and a whole lot of heart! We soooo related to the characters in the show. Yes, puppets!
In addition to the raciness and salaciousness, there was also a lot of emotion and depth!
Loved! Loved! Loved it!
And all of the actors were so good too! Those roles are vocally demanding!!!