Naughty puppet musical comes to the Arts Club

Avenue Q tickets

The cast of Avenue Q. Photo credit: Emily Cooper.

Avenue Q, the hit Broadway musical featuring potty-mouthed puppets, comes to Vancouver beginning June 20.

The Arts Club Theatre Company’s production runs June 20 – Aug. 3. If you’re not sure what Avenue Q is, or why you should see it, read on…

Irreverent, witty and uproarious, Avenue Q is a puppet show for adults. In 2004 it won the Tony Awards “triple crown” – that is, awards for Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score. The songs are surprisingly poignant and rarely politically correct, and the characters hilariously human.

In the musical, Princeton is a bright-eyed college graduate who arrives in New York City looking for love, a job, and his purpose in life. The only neighbourhood he can afford is the multicultural Avenue Q, where Sesame Street-esque puppets rub shoulders with humans.

Avenue Q Vancouver tickets

Avenue Q’s Kate Monster. Photo credit: Emily Cooper.

The musical comes with a warning, however.

Sexual congress, failed childhood stardom, excessive drinking, moving in and out of a slummy neighbourhood, investing, mix-tapes, cute creatures doing bad things, getting laid off, getting fired, getting re-hired, exotic dancing, erotic dancing, exotic erotic dancing, pornography, masturbation, interspecies relationships (monsters and humans), roommates, coming out of the closet, coming out of your apartment, getting ahead in life, going to college, pan-handling, wishing you were back in college and coming out of your shell make Avenue Q unsuitable for those under 14.

Avenue Q at the Granville Island Stage (1585 Johnston Street)
June 20–August 3, 2013
Monday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday–Saturday at 8 p.m., and Wednesday and Saturday at 2 p.m.Tickets are $29 to $54, inclusive of taxes and fees. Call the Arts Club Box Office at 604.687.1644 or visit

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2 Responses to Naughty puppet musical comes to the Arts Club

  1. Chloe

    Interracial marriage makes it unsuitable for 14 year olds? WOW.

    • My mistake! I wasn’t thinking when I cut’n’pasted some of the subjects.