Bikeless but theatrically entertained

14 06 2008

Well, the day was supposed to start with me returning to the bike shop to pick up my new possession.  But unfortunately it didn’t quite work the way I planned.

You see overnight somewhere in Redmond a power transformer exploded rendering the Bike Store power less – literally.  So unfortunately they were unable to process the sale for the accessories that I purchased.
They probably could have done it manually, but unfortunately I was working with limited time as we had tickets for a show in Seattle at the Paramount Theatre.

The show…  Avenue Q.

Until yesterday morning I’d never even heard of it.  Now, I’ve seen it.

OMG it was awesome, and bloody hilarious.

Think Sesame Street for adults, complete with full frontal puppet nudity and sex.  Strange…  BUT very funny!

If I wasn’t feeling so tired from the day and a game of racquetball this afternoon I’d explain more.  But you’re going to have to follow the link above and check it out for yourself.  Actually, here’s an excerpt from the web site itself.

AVENUE Q is Broadway’s smash-hit 2004 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. A hilarious show full of heart and hummable tunes, AVENUE Q is about trying to make it in NYC with big dreams and a tiny bank account. Called "one of the funniest shows you’re ever likely to see" by Entertainment Weekly, AVENUE Q features a cast of people and puppets who tell the story in a smart, risqué and downright entertaining way.
AVENUE Q is the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. He soon discovers that the only neighborhood in his price range is Avenue Q; still, the neighbors seem nice. There’s Brian the out-of-work comedian and his therapist fiancée Christmas Eve; Nicky the good-hearted slacker, and his roommate Rod – a Republican investment banker who seems to have some sort of secret; an Internet addict called Trekkie Monster; and a very cute kindergarten teaching assistant named Kate. And would you believe the building’s superintendent is Gary Coleman?!? (Yes, that Gary Coleman.) Together, Princeton and his newfound friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.

Ok, I’m off for dinner with a friend now and a relatively early evening.