I include this photo of the Broadway cast because it is probably the one and only time I've ever "known" someone who has been on Broadway. Front and center, in the brown top, is Carey Anderson, originally from my hometown of New Castle, Indiana. With the Broadway cast of Avenue Q, Carey played the roles of Kate Monster and Lucy T. Slut. About twenty years ago, Carey, my daughter and myself did a show together at the Guyer Opera House- Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat. Carey played the narrator. She has a fabulous voice. You can go to her website and give her a listen. My daughter played Benjamin, the youngest brother. All of the brothers wore overalls. My daughter was only about ten years old and wore a baseball cap, backwards. I remember people saying after the show..."I didn't realize that was her!" I played Potifer's wife, the seductress. My Dad told me I was the best whore he had ever seen. Honestly, I didn't do too well with that part. I wasn't confident enough or comfortable enough to do that role justice. I had a slinky sixties version outfit with a keyhole cutout at a strategic point, dead-center of my bosoms, so I suppose for some, that was good enough. I digress.
Prior to the show, Doug took me to dinner at Malibu, one of my favorite restaurants. (Disclaimer: No endorsement, coupon, discount from said restaurant for prior statement.) Prior to pontificating. This may be the thinking stage. the wind up"um, well..." "according to ME...""and there you have it."
I had my glasses at the restaurant. It was still sunny when we left to head to the theatre, so I put on my sunglasses. Then, we dashed, and I mean dashed to the theatre and when we get there, I rummaged through my purse to find my glasses. Nada. No glasses. Fortunately, I had a pair of "light" sunglasses, because I can't see further than three or four feet beyond. So, there I sat, watching the show, looking as I just flew in to Indiana from Hollywood, wearing my sunglasses while I watched the show. stairway to the super-secret ladies room
At intermission, as usual, there was a mega-uber huge line for the ladies room. An extremely helpful young usher directed a handful of us, upstairs...to the super-secret ladies room.
I loved Avenue Q.
The puppets were hilarious. As Doug put it after the show "I've never seen puppets having sex before." Yes, if you go see Avenue Q, prepare thyself, because you do see puppets, naked puppets, having sex. This show is for mature audiences only. I enjoyed the music and the words to the songs...here are the words of one of my favorite songs from the show.
A Fine Line
Doug snagged us some great tickets in the eleventh row. There were times I was about to fall out of my seat laughing. It was quite unfortunate that I lost my glasses. I have never before lost a pair of prescription glasses. I'm hoping they will turn up. In the mean time, I'm wearing old glasses. Not my most up-to-date prescription, but prescription nonetheless.