It’s easy to describe the musical “Avenue Q,” which opens at Clark College this weekend, as “Sesame Street” for adults.
But that’s still selling it short. It’s really “Sesame Street” for adults of a certain mischievous, satirical, politically incorrect sensibility.
With songs like “It Sucks to Be Me,” “The Internet Is for Porn” and even “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist,” the Tony-award-winning show is a slightly ridiculous reality check on the serious issues that newly independent and semi-independent young adults face.
Can’t we be more than friends? What if I just blow my cash on beer? What about the bills? What’s my purpose in life? My girlfriend dumped me, now what?
I graduated with a liberal arts degree — what comes next?
“It feels like real life to me,” said actor Timothy Busch, whose character, Princeton, arrives on Avenue Q needing an apartment, a job, maybe even a girlfriend. Princeton started hunting for a flat on Avenue A, we learn, but couldn’t find anything affordable until he’d searched all the way out here.