Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Birthday Weekend Update, part 1

Hello everyone! I promised I would provide pictures and updates for the weekend, so here goes!

On Friday Mom and Dad left me behind and went to see Avenue Q at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. They LOVED it I guess, because they came in the door singing the songs. Obviously they couldn't take any pictures while they were there-- Dad said there was a camera-Nazi-lady at the door basically frisking everyone. But I got pictures of the program! Warning to everyone who might have kids (or bosses) in the room-- I'll be clean, but I can't speak for the show itself!

These are all from the DCPA program, and to hear Dad tell of it, they're not lying-- It's certainly NOT your grandmother's puppet show!

The rest of the pictures are from the promotional material for the national show. Here is the cast of characters:

And here is Stephanie D'Abruzzo with Lucy T. Slut and Kate Monster:

That's right-- she apparently had two furry creatures surgically grafted to her hands, and acts during the show as both characters. What kind of freak show is this?

By the way, Dad likes to watch the TV show Scrubs a lot, and I swear I recognize that lady from an episode where everyone in the hospital sings like they're in a musical.

Here is John Tartaglia with Nicky and Princeton. Seriously, Dad says it's pretty neat to see them make foam rubber do emotions and pretty much anything else they want.

This is Trekkie Monster. Remember Cookie Monster and how he was always so obsessed with cookies? Well, Trekkie Monster is obsessed with... well, something a little more adult.

These are the Bad Idea Bears, which are one of the funniest parts of the show according to Dad. They show up and always provide comic relief along with the worst advice imaginable. If you aren't squeamish, enlarge the picture to read some of their snippets.

And what's that? Are those puppets in bed? Why? I'll just let that one speak for itself, since Dad would only say he'll tell me when I'm older.

One thing is for sure-- my humans are wierd. I mean, it's great they like the arts and support local and all, but this show seems kinda bizarre. Oh well. I guess it can't be too bad, since it won the Tony for best Musical in 2004. It even beat out Wicked! Maybe it's a biped thing.

In any case, Mom and Dad had a great time. Tomorrow: the Bronco game!


Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

My mom is snikhkering at the kharakhter names -

She likes khlever and they certainly khwalify!


Nevis said...

I think I've only ever heard of this show once before...but it sounds hilarious!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

i am so glad you had a great birthday weekend!
i saw the review of the show on the news and it looks great!
:) melissa

The Devil Dog said...

Ave Q sounds like a lot of fun. We are glad your humans enjoyed. Beans are weird at time, you've got that right.


chasingsquirrelswithrusty said...

Mom never heard of this show, but says it sounds really funny. Your humans are having a great time this weekend. How about you, Puddleglum?