It all happens on Avenue Q

Emily AceSouth Western Times

DESCRIBED as part flesh, part felt and packed with heart, the Bunbury Musical Comedy Group’s latest production Avenue Q will hold its final three shows this weekend at the New Lyric Theatre.

Inspired by the beloved children’s show Sesame Street, Avenue Q creates a puppet-filled world reflecting the difficult, R-rated realities people must face when they realise life is not as simple as it seems.

The laugh out loud production with music direction by Michelle Bracken-Perks tells the timeless story of a college graduate named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment located way out on Avenue Q.

Although the residents seem friendly, it soon becomes clear to Princeton that Avenue Q is not an ordinary neighbourhood.

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Puppeteer, puppet builder and director Glen Perks spent 600 hours building 33 puppets for the show, which he had wanted to create since seeing an Avenue Q production in 2009.

The theatre show is rated MA15+ as it features “bad language, puppet nudity and adult themes”.

Avenue Q will show on Friday and Saturday night at 8pm, with a final matinee performance on Sunday at 2pm.

Tickets to the production can be purchased through www.trybooking.com/274884 or from the theatre box office one hour prior to the performance.

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