Avenue Q @ the OCPAC

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Courtesy of OCPAC

Meet Lucy the Slut--ooooh, puppet boobs.

The Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q makes a stop at the Orange County Performing Arts Center for a 12-day run. The story behind Avenue Q is a familiar one: Youthful dreams of making it big in New York City with a tiny bank account. In the opening act, we're immediately introduced to an apartment-hunting college grad named Princeton. He contemplates life, his direction, his purpose--and then breaks into a musical number titled "What Do You Do With a BA in English?" But it's the way the story is told that's truly notable: Puppets. Irreverent, sassy puppets with names such as Mrs. Thistletwat and Lucy the Slut. The show was meant to be an obvious homage to PBS' long-running children's program Sesame Street, with a few more topics thrown in: homosexuality (see: "If You Were Gay"), racism ("Everyone's a Little Bit Racist") and pornography ("The Internet Is for Porn"). Brought to you by N, C and the number 17. Avenue Q runs through April 12, use promotion code 8779 for 25% off select performances. See ocpac.org for more info.

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