Avenue Q

When: Mondays-Sundays. Continues through April 15 2012

When this mirthful yet irreverent musical came to TPAC in 2008, audiences ready for its satiric take on the holy grail of children’s TV programming, Sesame Street, were wholly gratified. Big laughs and adult-style wide-eyed wonder abound in this coming-of-age tale of a recent college graduate, featuring the coy use of puppets and pointed modern ditties such as “It Sucks to Be Me,” “If You Were Gay,” “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist” and “What Do You Do With a B.A. in English?” Now, Street Theatre Company produces Nashville’s first indigenous mounting, replete with mature situations — full-puppet nudity? — that might be inappropriate for smaller children, though chances are teenagers will groove right along with the grown-ups. Martha Wilkinson makes her directorial debut with STC, supported by ace musical director Rollie Mains, and has gathered up what looks to be the requisite playful, multitalented ensemble, including Tyson Laemmel, Jennifer Richmond, Daniel Bissell, Hugh Britt, Evelyn Brush, Fiona Soul and Sayaka Mizusawa.

Martin Brady

Price: $16

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