So my friend sent me a couple of text messages of his face beaten up. I initially thought him and his partner were attacked, but instead his partner had attacked him. On the phone he initially was upset, then started talking about missing his ex and then he told me he had done it before, but never that bad. Not only was I upset with this, but I immediately almost flew out to see him and bring him back to DC with me so he didn’t do anything stupid. He then told me he was staying with a different friend and we started joking about things to lighten the mood and all of the sudden The More You Ruv Someone from Avenue Q.
The reason I thought of The More You Ruv Someone from Avenue Q is because it is when Kate Monster was upset about Princeton taking home Lucy the Slut and sleeping with her. When Kate’s standing outside of his door, she’s staring through the night and Christmas Eve comes up to sing about what it’s like to love someone, except she makes a ton of random and weird references.
The conversation was kind of an offbeat one and you have to have a dark sense of humor to not think we were insane, but it completely reminded me of this song. It also made me think of The More You Ruv Someone because when I was in his car and when my iPhone put on Avenue Q and he said what the heck is that and never play it again…so of course I put on Book of Mormon right after. Anyways, he hates broadway and musicals and I love to play them when he’s around just because its fun to watch him cringe when someone hits a C or anything high.
It sucks that his partner had hurt him but at least he is out of there and safe now. Although Princeton never hurt Kate physically, the song The More You Ruv Someone from Avenue Q still reminds me of what happened to my friend and makes me laugh. If you have a dark sense of humor you’d probably love this song and would have thought of it too.
So I started dating a guy and keep getting mixed signals from him. It is mostly me being seriously dramatic and over-thinking everything, but he did give me the lets take it slow thing. For us it meant that we actually did jump into our relationship way to fast and we are missing out on all of the fun things about dating, but at the same time I really like him which is why I want to jump right in. The funny part is I took him to see Avenue Q in NYC at the Stages Theatre and he instantly called me Kate Monster.
Anyways, here is why I am writing this post about There’s a Fine Fine Line from Avenue Q. No one cheated and I didn’t see him with anyone else, but at the same time I don’t know where we stand. Before NYC we were in a monogamous relationship, but when I asked him when we got back he didn’t comment on it and say yes or no when I asked him what take it slow meant. It left me curious as to where we stand. Are we boyfriends still (this sounds more like Mix Tape than There’s a Fine Fine Line from Avenue Q) and monogamous or is he out seeing other people. I already know, well at least am pretty sure he is not seeing anyone else and to be honest, I have no desire to see anyone but him. I don’t even have the desire to sleep with other guys, kiss anyone or even check other guys out. That is how I know that I really like him. The problem is that I don’t know what he is feeling as he wants to hang out, but he is a bit more distant when we do.
It isn’t that he pushes me away, but he isn’t as close as he was before. Instead of a long kiss or going at it when we have a sleep over, he gives me a small peck on the lips or we cuddle for a couple minutes then he pulls away. I know that that is technically taking it slow, but at the same time I want to be a little further along since I already got to try it once or twice. That is pretty much the reason that I keep thinking about the song There’s a Fine Fine Line from Avenue Q. If we weren’t already dating I’d be using Mix Tape for this post, but since we have already slept together and I like him but not sure where we stand as in monogamous (and I’m hoping he is monogamous with me as well) There’s a Fine Fine Line from Avenue Q is the perfect song for my mood. Most of us have been in a relationship like this where we didn’t know what was going on so if that was you or if you feel the same way and want to share your store, leave a comment below. Here is There’s a Fine Fine Line from Avenue Q.
So I just got back from another trip to NYC and this time decided to see the off broadway version of Avenue Q at the stages theatre. So before we get into the review, I wanted to go over what off-broadway is vs. on broadway and what you can expect. If you don’t want to read the post, then my review is a good one and you should definitely check out Avenue Q at the Stages Theatre off broadway. You can buy tickets by clicking on the goldstar or ticket liquidator banners in the right hand side of this blog.
Off broadway shows are pretty much the exact same thing as broadway shows except the theatres are smaller and you are extremely close to the actors. The talent is amazing, the sets are scaled down for some shows, but the quality is still very high. Off broadway show openings are usually more unknown or are up and coming shows where broadway usually has box office and big budget shows opening. That’s pretty much the only difference between off broadway shows and on broadway shows. So now that you know the difference, lets go over the now off broadway version of Avenue Q at the stages theatre in NYC.
I absolutely love this show. Everything from my favorite characters Kate and the Bad News Bears to Princeton and Christmas Eve makes me laugh my ass off and want to sing a long. If you have never seen the show but only listened to the soundtrack, you’ll notice a few changes. 1. The bad news bears are in the show and play the bad influence on the characters and 2. Time sensitive things like George Bush during the ending song is replaced with Fox News.
The show was a Sunday Matinee show so it was kind of early. The cast seemed to be a little off when it started and no one was really working the songs like I thought they would have, however by the middle of the first half, Kate, Christmas Eve, Trekky and everyone else was belting out tunes and brought the show to life. The only character that was really not well done was Brian. The guy was probably just having an off day, but it seemed like he wasn’t in the mood to do the show and was just at a rehearsal. He was talented and all but it just didn’t feel like he was giving it his all. Overall the entire performance was fantastic and I would definitely go to see it again.
The cast was great, the show is awesome and because the theatre is small you get to really see everything which is amazing. Avenue Q at the stages theatre in NYC is 100% worth seeing even though it is off broadway. The show is still great and because it is off broadway it seemed like the tickets are even cheaper. If you are heading to NYC and want to see Avenue Q at the stages theatre, click the Goldstar and Ticket Liquidator banners in the right hand side of this blog and you’ll find great deals on Avenue Q in New York City tickets as well as a ton of other shows.
I don’t think there are any words to describe how excited I am to get to share one of my favorite spoofs with you. Not only did I have to wait until Hanukah, the high holidays are a little inappropriate, to share this video, but I actually stopped myself from watching it until tonight. Not only is it the perfect song to celebrate Hanukah on Broadway with but it is absolutely amazingly done as well. It is Avenue Jew.
Have you ever wondered what you would get if two broadway shows had a baby. Sure we know Stephen Sondheim spawned Sondheim on Sondheim but what about two completely unrelated shows like one about oppression and bigotry with one about porn and swearing puppets who have sex and promote porn. It doesn’t sound like they would ever be able to match but with the power of Broadway the two had a baby and what you get is a show called Avenue Jew.
Avenue Jew is the cross of the casts of Avenue Q with characters and parts of the cast of Fiddler On the Roof. Not only do you get to watch Trekkie Monster play a fiddle instead of a keyboard with porn, but you get to watch your other favorite characters portay different Fiddler stars. If only Kate Monster had a Matchmaker to find her a boyfriend, ohh wait she does. Avenue Jew is not only amazingly well done, but the characters and casts and song mashups are absolutely incredible. I don’t think you can really describe it well enough without watching it so as we celebrate the second night of Hanukah I’d like to share one of my very favorite hanukah broadway showtunes, Avenue Jew. Feel free to share it with your friends on Twitter by clicking on the green tweet or retweet button at the top of the post and also feel free to leave a comment below. Here is one of my favorite broadway hanukah showtunes, Avenue Jew. Happy Hanukah everyone! My Mom is probably saying Oy Vey right now as I am watching the Avenue Jew video and laughing lol. Happy Hanukah everyone!
So I needed a quick pick me up today and when I was walking home from brunch, well taking a cab with my mom who was visiting, we came across this seriously uptight person. I live in Washington DC and everyone who is new here is extremely PC. The problem is that DC is probably one of the most un-PC towns there is. Sure when you have to deal with government contractors and government employees and government HR departments they are extremely strict but when you get them outside work or with a few drinks in them people’s real colors show.
I guess when you have to deal with some seriously annoying bureaucratic bullcrap all day long and follow every instruction to the dot on each sentence you eventually go crazy and need a break from all of the regulations and politically correct bullsh*t. The problem is that when people first move here and only want to talk about politics and get scared to death to hear someone referred to as black or asian or white or fat or anorexic or other adjectives they go crazy. Not only do they come with high hopes and beliefs about their own cause or political agenda but they love to try and force it down everyone they meet’s throats. The problem is that those of us who have been living here for more than a few years or even more than 5 or ten years cannot stand these people. It’s like they seriously need to get over it and just because they are in Washington DC it doesn’t mean they can bring up politics or causes because guess what, you never know where people stand on issues.
Every election people lose their jobs and more people move in. Just because you are in a bar and believe in or are fighting for one cause doesn’t mean the person sitting next to you isn’t your opposition. The people that last here and are able to make friends here learn to separate their emotions and work from their friendships and personal lives. Not everyone wants to hear about what you think is wrong with the world and how you are here to fix it and not many people care to hear about it after work is over…unless they are new here. When it comes to describing someone guess what, terms like black, tall, white, bad hair, ugly sweater sort of work because they help you figure out who it is. Just because you say African American doesn’t mean they are from Africa. You may offend that person especially if they are from the Virgin Islands and actually just a black American. Anyways, the point of this rant is that this stupid person got bent out of shape and upset that I described someone as the black guy who was tall and wearing a certain colored shirt. She went off the handle and butted into my conversation and really had no business to.
Although I didn’t mean it as being racist, she apparently thought it was so I sort of told her to F off and mind her own business. At a certain point you just need to stop and she was more than at that point. It also got me thinking about one of my favorite songs from Avenue Q, Everyone’s a little bit racist. It is a song describing sort of what I am talking about but a little more extreme.
I’m not a complete racist and really don’t hate many people, especially not because of the color of their skin and I think that Everyone’s a little bit racist from Avenue Q does a great job at telling people to just get over it if it isn’t meant in a negative way. Sure Everyone’s a little bit racist from Avenue Q goes a bit above and beyond what they should do, but it is all in good fun. Here is the live performance by the London cast of Everyone’s a little bit racist from Avenue Q.