The Deal: Avenue Q, the Broadway musical that features puppets and humans, opened in Charlotte at Belk Theater last night.
The Good: Its full of adult content, from puppet nudity to foul language. If you no longer watch Sesame Street (because youre too old), but you still like puppets, then Avenue Q is a quick solution for entertainment. The cast tackled dating/relationships/sex, coming out of the closet, unemployment and finding a purpose in life with a batch of catchy and humorous songs. Highlights included a song about the internet/porn, a song about love/killing and puppets having sex. Its definitely not a show for the kids.
The Bad: For most of the show, the topics took different routes to the same theme, but I felt a little lost as to why they even tried to tackle the subject of racism. The song declared ,Everyones a little bit racist sometimes, and despite bringing a little bit of humor to a heavy issue, it didnt seem to fit with the show.
The Verdict: Dont miss it. It's a hilarious show that dishes out some good advice on how to live. Whether you are looking for your lifes purpose or you think youve already found it; Avenue Q will give you more than you bargained for.
Check it out: July 23, 24, 25, 8 p.m.; July 26, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; July 27, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.