When I found out that BlogHer ‘12 was going to be in New York City again I instantly knew that I would stay an extra day so I could fit in going to a show while I was in the city. Then wonderfully MamaDrama contacted me on Twitter asking if I would like to attend a show. YES! Of course!
I was thrilled that she had tickets to see Avenue Q on Sunday afternoon. This was perfect timing since Sunday morning was my last business event of the trip. I invited my wonderful friend Jackie aka NerdMom to join me at the show and for dinner afterwards. It happened to be restaurant week in NYC also so there were good deals to be found. I let Jackie pick because she eats gluten free and I knew that she would probably have to make sacrifices in meals all week long. She picked Firebird, a Russian place, and we had a fabulous meal. Jenn Hethcoat aka SuperJenn joined us for dinner also. You can see my food photos on Foodspotting. Such a wonderful relaxing meal with wonderful women!
The show, Avenue Q, was hilarious! I laughed and laughed and laughed. It is not for everyone – there is some full puppet nudity (I’m not kidding) and they talk about all sorts of adult things. If you do not mind this though it is a must see show. The set looks quite a bit like the neighborhood on Sesame Street so if you are a child of the 70’s you will make that connection. What is really unique is that the main characters are mostly puppets, but the puppeteers are right on stage with them and you see them the entire time. It does take a bit to get used to that, but after a while I found that I really was watching the puppets more than the people operating them. There are a few human characters as part of the show as well. Like I said, it was really a unique way to put on a show and they did a fabulous job with it. I would highly recommend the show plus you get to find out why the internet was really invented! Follow @AvenueQmusical on Twitter and like Avenue Q on Facebook.
I would also add that this show was at an off Broadway location, New World Stages, and I was tremendously impressed with the venue. It was very clean, the temperature was nice and cool (it was hot while I was in NYC), and the staff were phenomenal! I do not recall ever being at any venue for a show where ever worker was so kind and helpful and polite. When I go back to NYC I will look to see what shows are playing their first before I look at any other venues from now on.
As I mentioned, my tickets to the show were provided by MamaDrama. They work to increase awareness of cultural activities in the parenting community. I love that! Honestly, I wish I lived in NYC so I could work with them on other campaigns. Maybe they will branch out and come to St. Louis too? I truly appreciate them reaching out to me and giving me the chance to enjoy a wonderful show while I was in town! You can learn more on their website, follow @MamaDramaNY on Twitter, and like the MamaDrama page on Facebook.
Have you seen a show on (or off) Broadway in New York City ever? What about in your own city? I would love to know which ones you love!
Disclosure: As mentioned, the tickets for the Avenue Q show were provided to me by MamaDrama. The opinions are completely my own. #BlogHerBway
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