At New World Stages in midtown, a spunky and cheerful Gen-X musical for grown-ups featuring a cast of both puppets and live performers...a downsized version the Tony-winning Broadway production.
This show about twentysomethings slouching confidently out of college and taking on the world is sort of "Sesame Street" meets "Rent." The muppetish ones wrestle with the angst and schadenfreude (we're not being literary here, there is actually a "schadenfreude" number in the show) of being thoroughly educated and marginally employed.
The relentless cuteness is insistent, but the humor is definitely adult-minded and very funny. Accordingly, those under twelve might be confused, perplexed, or inappropriately intrigued by some parts of the show.
Here is the original Broadway cast on the 2004 Tony Award broadcast:What's New World Stages?
New World Stages is a converted complex of movie theaters in midtown, about a block west of the Broadway theater district. Very well-apportioned, with excellent intermission bars and very comfortable seats, the theatres are relatively intimate in size.