We all grew up watching the hand puppets on Sesame Street but have you wondered if those puppets were a little too good to be true? If you had ever thought that way that you make want to make a trip down to Avenue Q.
Back for the second time, the Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q brings the nasty and the funny puppet characters together to the Grand Theater, Marina Bay Sands from 27 September to 7 October 2012. Here in Avenue Q, you will never get the polite characters but think of these puppets with a little more personality and possibly a little more sex.
So before you catch the cast in action this September, we sat down with two of the avenue’s residents to find out a little more about how they excited they are to perform in Singapore.
How is it like to be back in Singapore for the second time?
Trekkie Monster: I like Singapore! It is so clean and people are not mean to monsters!
Rod: It’s going to be totally awesome to bring New York to Singapore!
People have said that you might resemble a certain furry character on Sesame Street, what do you say?
T: What Sesame Street? Is that some kind of second-rate Avenue Q?
R: Those Sesame Street phonies are total rip-offs! Any similarity is totally unintended!
Why do you think Avenue Q has been wowing fans all over the world?
T: People like watching my friends and I for some strange reason. They clap when I am bothered! Go away!
R: We’ve got everything a nice neighborhood would have – sex and violence!
Is the Internet really only for porn?
T: Why do you think the internet was born? Porn, porn, POOORN!!!
R: No, of course not, it’s also for meeting the opposite sex for …ehem…sex.
If you could steal a solo from any song in the show, what would it be?
T: Bryan’s solo, because I did not wear underwear!!! AHAHAHAHA!
R: ”There’s a Fine Fine Line…” It’s the story of my life!
So why should we watch you perform in Avenue Q?
T: Because we are the best puppet performers ever! EVER!!!
R: Please come, because you’ll never see puppets in quite the same way!
Avenue Q runs at the Grand Theater at the Marina Bay Sands from 27 September till 7 October. Tickets start at $55 and can be purchased from Internet Booking from: www.BASEentertainmentasia.com or www.MarinaBaySands.com/