The Avenue Q Puppets Talk Dirty!

by Guo Wei Ho on August 28, 2012

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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:  or; by phone: 6688 8826 or at the Marina Bay Sands Box Offices (Museum, Theaters, SkyPark, Retail Mall and HotelTower 1 and 3 Lobby). For more information please log onto -

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