Puppets come ‘alive’ in ‘Avenue Q’ production

Kate Monster explains how monsters are not so bad during a monologue portion of Avenue Q. The new musical comedy is being preformed by the Capital City Players.

Kate Monster explains how monsters are not so bad during a monologue portion of Avenue Q. The new musical comedy is being preformed by the Capital City Players. Photo by Stephen Brooks.

Director Rob Crouse has several ways to describe “Avenue Q,” a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical just recently made available for local performances — and the Capital City Players’ next dinner theater production.

“The best way that I can describe it succinctly is that it’s ‘Sesame Street’ for adults,” Crouse said. “Instead of living on ‘Sesame Street,’ these people live in a rundown neighborhood called ‘Avenue Q.’”

It’s a neighborhood where humans and puppets interact with each other just as they do on the popular children’s TV program — as though all are real — but, in this case, they face adult problems and situations.

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What: Capital City Players production of “Avenue Q,” Shikles Auditorium, 1200 Linden Drive.

Evening Performances: Aug. 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18 — Doors open at 6 p.m.; dinner served at 6:30 p.m.; performance begins at 7:30 p.m.

Matinees: Aug. 12 and 19 — Doors open at Noon; dinner served at 12:30 p.m.; performance begins at 1:30 p.m.

Cost: All tickets cost $30 each, including dinner and show. For tickets: Call (573) 681-9012.

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