Avenue Q 

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On Avenue Q, residents pass the days in relative peace and privacy. The difference between their neighborhood and yours is that your neighbors probably do not look like descendents of Jim Hensen’s Creature Shop. Call it Sesame Street for those Gen X-ers – now grown and in touch with the more sardonic aspects of life – who learned to count with music, monsters and giant birds on TV. Just don’t make the mistake that Avenue Q — 2004’s big Tony Award winner – strives to be a haven for tender minds. Satire makes the story of a young college grad and the folks he meets in his shabby apartment building ripe for songs titled “Everyone’s A Little Bit Racist” and “The Internet is for Porn.” That the play is produced this time by LOOK Musical Theatre makes it enticing, considering the company was born from Gilbert and Sullivan shenanigans. Avenue Q plays the Tulsa Performing Arts Center June 16, 17, 22, 30 and July 3. Also see LOOK’s entire summer season at www.looktheatre.org

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