“Avenue Q”

June 2-July 10

Phoenix Theatre

A young man struggles to make sense of post-college life where the answers aren’t clear. Sound like a conventional stage show from the ’40s or ’50s? Not when there are puppets involved who include the Internet-porn-addicted Trekkie Monster, the sexually aggressive Lucy, and the closeted Republican Rod.

The show, which proved the upset winner over “Wicked” at the Tony Awards, features a remarkably tuneful score, very funny lyrics, and a cast of human and puppet characters that you actually care about.

If you’ve seen “Avenue Q” in Indy already, you were probably somewhere in cavernous Clowes Hall, where the touring production played. Now you can get up close in the intimate Phoenix Theatre, where the show is having its regional theater debut (thanks in part to the scheduling ability of the Phoenix). Details here.

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