Super excited that this evening, I start reherasals for the musical, Avenue Q !
If you’ve never heard of it, I can tell you, it’s like Sesame Street, but pretend that the whole gang went out to a bar after counting to 20, got completely hammered (and a little frisky) and started explaining how the world really works (complete with lots of profanity).
It’s a hilarous show, and it requires the use of puppets!!
I’m playing Lucy (The Slut) and will have to learn how to be a decent puppeteer, while singing… And those of you who know me well know that walking and chewing gum can be a challenge, sooooo, I’m sure it will take plenty of practice.
The show tackles issues like racism, one night stands, life after college, the dangers of alcohol abuse, homelessness, homosexuality, and heartbreak just to name a few. It discusses these topics with a bucket full of stereotypes, clever jokes, and a very surprising dollop of heart (not from my character, cause, she’s a total bootch, but whatevs).
I’m stoked to have to learn an entirely new skill set for this show, because I really think it will help to make the experience all the more enjoyable.
I can’t wait until we get our puppets, because I’m SO excited to “meet lucy” and develop her personalilty.
I’m also more than a little hopeful that being in this show, laughing constantly, and having something to work on will knock me out of this little funk!