Avenue Q in Vancouver, Win Tickets

Comments 143 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Avenue Q, the Broadway hit with a Tony-winning score, is coming to the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts this February 1-5.

Avenue Q
Avenue Q National Tour Cast © John Daughtry 2009

The cast of puppets tell the story of Princeton, “a bright-eyed college grad who moves to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. The only apartment he can afford is way out on Avenue Q, where everyone’s looking for the same things he is: a decent job, a stable relationship, and a ‘purpose’. Eventually, Princeton learns to embrace the ups and downs of city life and realizes that ‘the real world’ isn’t so bad, after all.”

Tickets are currently available through the Centre’s box office. I also happen to have two tickets available for opening night, February 1, 2011. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post listing your favourite musical (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • RT to enter to win opening night tickets to #AvenueQ in #Vancouver from @Miss604 http://ow.ly/3Gyq4

    I will draw one winner at 12:00pm on Sunday, January 23, 2011. Note, this show is not for those 16 years of age or younger as the puppet cast deals with adult humor and topics, comic vulgarities, and “life lessons” for adults.

    Update The winner is @angelmok on Twitter. Have a great time at the show!

    143 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

    1. MarkWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 10:31am PST

      I’m partial to Wicked and The Producers.

    2. LindaWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 10:31am PST

      my favorite all time musical would have to be WICKED! saw it a couple of years ago when i was in new york and i also wanted to watch avenue Q too but had no time! i hope you choose me! 🙂 @jadersyo

    3. KathrynWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 10:33am PST

      Favourite musical – Mama Mia

    4. NeetuWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 10:33am PST

      ‘Tis the season for Broadway to finally make it’s way to Vancouver!

      Already got my tickets for Wicked for June and would love to see Avenue Q!

    5. NicoleWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 10:34am PST

      My favourite musical is Wicked! Going for a 2nd time when it comes to Vancouver!

    6. Amy SWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 10:35am PST

      All time favourite musical would have to be RENT which I was lucky enough to see on Broadway in New York just before it ended it’s run in 2009!

    7. DonnaWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 10:36am PST

      I’m pretty sure my favorite musical is Avenue Q, although I’ve never seen the whole thing.

      Favorite one I’ve actually seen? Evil Dead: The Musical!

      I actually already have tickets to Avenue Q, but sweet bleeding jesus I’m so excited, I want to see it twice. (I’m also buying tickets to see Wicked in the summer with my mom, which would be her favorite musical.) 🙂

    8. AndrewWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 10:36am PST

      I haven’t been to any musicals (sadly) so this might be my favorite if I get to watch!

    9. CarolynWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 10:36am PST

      billy elliot! saw it in london and it was amazing.

    10. TomWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 10:37am PST

      Phantom of the Opera

    11. SkyWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 10:37am PST

      So many favourites, I’m gonna go with Moulin Rouge.

    12. EmmaWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 10:38am PST

      Fave musical is probably Wicked.

    13. VaniaWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 10:41am PST

      Wicked is my favorite!!! But I do wanna watch Avenue Q!

    14. JenWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 10:42am PST

      I loved the Cats production 🙂

    15. JeremyWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 10:42am PST

      Phantom of the Opera is one of my favourites!

    16. JenWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 10:48am PST

      I’ve always loved Annie. Would LOVE to see Avenue Q!

    17. Sydney JamesWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 10:48am PST

      I would have to rank Mama Mia as my first and Oliver next 🙂

    18. LoisWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 10:54am PST

      My favourite musical changes so frequently. I’m a big fan of Little Shop of Horrors, A Little Night Music, & Wicked.

    19. ChristineWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 10:59am PST

      It’s a tough call but I think my favorite musical is Cabaret – but Avenue Q is high up there!

    20. DeeAnnWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 11:00am PST

      Les Miz is my favourite!!

    21. LindsayWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 11:04am PST

      Yes! I super-duper want to see Avenue Q!

      Favourite musical? Definitely Phantom of the Opera. Or, The Wiz.

    22. LauraWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 11:05am PST

      Fav musical…Legally Blonde

    23. RondaWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 11:07am PST

      Phantom – love that story!! Q looks great!

    24. DeniseWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 11:14am PST

      Miss Saigon

      But have heard good things about Avenue Q and Wicked so would love to see those two this year when it comes to Vancouver 🙂

      Free tix would be nice since I’m trying to save to buy a place 🙂

    25. Rick ChungWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 11:18am PST

      West Side Story

    26. robWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 11:22am PST

      I’m not really into musicals, but Avenue Q looks great and is my front running for a fav from the clips I’ve seen.

    27. kellyWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 11:31am PST

      Is there a musical I’ve seen and not loved?

      Great ones listed above with Wicked and Little Shop, but my favourite, for sentimental reasons is Sound of Music.

    28. JewelsWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 11:36am PST

      favorite musical – “Priscilla: Queen of the Desert” saw it in London’s West End. LOVE MUSICALS.

    29. AdrianWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 11:53am PST

      My favourite musical is probably Bridges, a historical look at Vancouver as told through the construction of its Bridges. It was written and produced by the VSB as part of the Centennial celebration in 1986. But if we’re talking fictional musicals. then that vampire rock opera from “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” also looked pretty sweet.

    30. DonnaWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 12:09pm PST

      Two favorite musicals from opposite ends of the spectrum are Miss Saigon and Little Shop of Horrors!

    31. JuliaWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 12:13pm PST

      Love “Moulin Rouge”!

    32. CatWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 12:14pm PST

      Guys & Dolls

    33. Broadway BabyWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 12:35pm PST

      Wicked and In the Heights top my list!

    34. EricaWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 1:00pm PST

      All time favourite I’ve seen on the stage is still Les Miserables however more contemporary musical I loved Little Shop of Horrors. As for on film, I’m a sucker for Newsies.

    35. AlyshaWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 1:12pm PST

      Absolutely LOVE moulin Rouge!

    36. The DeejWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 1:14pm PST

      Sunday in the park with George. This was the musical that introduced me to Sondheim and I’ve been a fan of his ever since

    37. VanessaWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 1:24pm PST

      Favourite musical would have to be Sound of Music!

    38. MarlineWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 1:25pm PST

      So far, Rent! Who knows, hopefully Avenue Q?

    39. Chef Ira RotenbergWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 1:27pm PST

      My favourite musical by far is The Producers

    40. MichelleWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 1:40pm PST

      I loved Wicked… this looks interesting too though!

    41. jeanWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 1:47pm PST


    42. RobWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 1:57pm PST

      Looks funny!

    43. NikkiWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 2:16pm PST

      Having a great broadway year! Started off with jersey boys in vegas, seeing rock of ages in seattle, got legally blonde here soon and now ave q!

    44. CathyWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 2:30pm PST

      OMG, musicals is my middle name! Love them all, but I am a sucker for Cabaret.

    45. LaurenWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 2:37pm PST

      Les Miserables was my favorite.

    46. RachelWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 2:58pm PST

      The Phantom of the Opera!

    47. JaseWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 3:01pm PST

      Wicked is my fave!

    48. jayWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 3:12pm PST


    49. novaWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 3:20pm PST

      that would be be Rent!

    50. JessicaWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 3:25pm PST

      My favourite musical of all time is Les Miserables! Arts Club did a amazing production of it a couple of years ago! but i LOVE all musicals with Avenue Q being one of my favourites as well! It would be very cool to win this as this is for a show on my birthday!

    51. KarlaWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 3:49pm PST

      It’s been years since I’ve seen a musical in the theatre, but I still love Les Miserables all these years later.

      I’ve seen clips from Avenue Q on Youtube though, and I’d love to see it live.

    52. ErinWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 3:51pm PST

      Spamalot with Avenue Q as a close second

    53. SarahWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 4:08pm PST

      Into the Woods is my favourite.

    54. SergioWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 4:34pm PST

      The Producers

    55. BrianWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 4:58pm PST

      I’m going to have to say West Side Story!

    56. BettinaWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 5:00pm PST

      I love Rent and Wicked even if I’ve just heard songs from Wicked 😀

    57. DonWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 5:39pm PST

      Love Les Miserables

    58. ChrisWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 5:56pm PST

      Cats. I love cats.

    59. Stephanie IpWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 6:18pm PST

      My favourite musical of all time is RENT. It’s life-changing.

    60. Teresa KWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 7:11pm PST

      Cats. Meow, meow.

    61. JeffWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 7:30pm PST

      I’m not exactly to sure if my list would classify as musicals. I enjoy watching youtube style musicals such as Dr Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog

    62. MonicaWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 8:03pm PST

      Wicked was amazing!

    63. PatriciaWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 8:36pm PST

      favourite musical of all time: Phantom of the Opera. Seen it so many times. Even went to Paris to see the seat where the Phantom sat!

    64. BrendaWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 8:45pm PST

      My favorite musical is phantom of the opera!

    65. VirginiaWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 9:17pm PST

      First musical I ever saw was Cats and I still love it!

    66. GladysWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 9:42pm PST

      Les Mis is a sentimental favourite, but Wicked is great too. Would love to see Avenue Q.

    67. PingWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 10:09pm PST

      Les Miserables!

    68. Amy W.Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 10:59pm PST

      Spring Awakening!

    69. ZvikaWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 11:14pm PST

      Avenue Q!

    70. Dennis PangWednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 11:34pm PST

      Phantom of the Opera. for sure!

    71. Myrna P.Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 — 11:41pm PST

      Mamma Mia

    72. MariaThursday, January 20th, 2011 — 7:12am PST

      I love the all time classic GREASE.

    73. AshleyThursday, January 20th, 2011 — 9:26am PST

      I saw HAIRSPRAY in New York and I fell in love. I’ll see it again in Vancouver this spring!

    74. JaniceThursday, January 20th, 2011 — 11:39am PST

      I love them all, but have a soft spot for my first-time big musical production. I saw Jesus Christ Superstar in London when I was a teenager. Looking forward to Wicked this summer.

    75. naThursday, January 20th, 2011 — 11:52am PST

      My favorite of all times is Wicked 😀

    76. AnneThursday, January 20th, 2011 — 12:15pm PST

      My fave is a tie…Cats or Mama Mia

    77. JamieThursday, January 20th, 2011 — 12:49pm PST

      Les Misérables or Phantom of the Opera depending on my mood.

    78. Alice WThursday, January 20th, 2011 — 1:07pm PST

      Rent is my fave musical! Second comes Les Mis.

    79. DalThursday, January 20th, 2011 — 1:17pm PST

      RENT! was great

    80. LoriThursday, January 20th, 2011 — 1:47pm PST

      Wicked was phenomenal.

    81. DilaraThursday, January 20th, 2011 — 2:51pm PST

      Phantom of the Opera is my favorite.

    82. JeremyThursday, January 20th, 2011 — 4:42pm PST

      Phantom of the Opera

    83. Michelle WilliamsonThursday, January 20th, 2011 — 4:54pm PST

      Rent is my favourite of anything I’ve seen. Both Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables are on my wish list. I used to play the music from both of them on the piano, but I’ve never had a chance to see them!

    84. MichelleThursday, January 20th, 2011 — 5:15pm PST

      I love Les Miserables. I am also partial to Cats only because it was my first Musical ever – I think I was 9 years old – and listened to the soundtrack on cassette over and over again.

    85. EricaThursday, January 20th, 2011 — 6:47pm PST


    86. ErinThursday, January 20th, 2011 — 7:20pm PST

      I love them all, I saw “Avenue Q” in London and loved it. I’ve pretty much loved all of them live. I guess I have to say “Sound of Music” seeing it is my favourite TV musical…

    87. PeggyThursday, January 20th, 2011 — 10:23pm PST

      Fav musical: rent

    88. RitchieThursday, January 20th, 2011 — 10:25pm PST

      Favourite Musical – Chicago!

    89. EdThursday, January 20th, 2011 — 10:53pm PST

      The producers were great.

    90. jonFriday, January 21st, 2011 — 12:12am PST

      My fav was South Pacific in NYC.. i wanted to watch Ave Q there but ran out of time.

    91. TrischaFriday, January 21st, 2011 — 8:39am PST

      Oldie but a goodie – Oklahoma!

    92. LouisaFriday, January 21st, 2011 — 8:42am PST

      Still Les Mis. Just can’t seem to not love it.

    93. MichelleFriday, January 21st, 2011 — 8:43am PST

      Tommy and Les Mis are my favourite two.

    94. JoyFriday, January 21st, 2011 — 10:12am PST

      Hi Miss 604! My first post didn’t work…

      My favourite musical to date is ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’, which I saw at The Playhouse a couple of years ago. It was fun! Lloyd Nicholson musically directed that production and he was so much fun to watch too!

    95. JennieFriday, January 21st, 2011 — 10:29am PST

      I love South Pacific!!

    96. wono99Friday, January 21st, 2011 — 11:01am PST

      Beatles Love in Vegas!

    97. GaryFriday, January 21st, 2011 — 12:22pm PST

      Wicked was my fav!

    98. DennisFriday, January 21st, 2011 — 12:22pm PST

      Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat!

    99. JeremyFriday, January 21st, 2011 — 2:25pm PST

      Aunt Matilda’s War. It ran off, off Broad…street. In Philly.

    100. JodiFriday, January 21st, 2011 — 3:14pm PST

      Mama Mia!

    101. Kerry CFriday, January 21st, 2011 — 3:45pm PST

      WICKED 🙂

    102. nocalFriday, January 21st, 2011 — 4:01pm PST


    103. AmandaFriday, January 21st, 2011 — 4:14pm PST

      RENT! Definitely!

    104. Sandra HoFriday, January 21st, 2011 — 5:28pm PST

      my favourite musical is wicked! 🙂

    105. Uday MistryFriday, January 21st, 2011 — 5:31pm PST

      Most recent favourite would be Lion King!

    106. KatherineFriday, January 21st, 2011 — 6:26pm PST

      Umoja and Les Miserables

    107. KathyFriday, January 21st, 2011 — 10:51pm PST

      favourite musical – definitely ‘Wicked’ – seen it twice in London and NYC 🙂

    108. TriciaSaturday, January 22nd, 2011 — 1:23am PST

      Les Mis!

    109. StephSaturday, January 22nd, 2011 — 1:23am PST

      Wicked. Hands down. Saw it in NYC on Broadway and can’t wait to see Vancouver’s rendition this summer. Been dying to see Avenue Q for a while since I love the soundtrack!

    110. LorileeSaturday, January 22nd, 2011 — 2:35am PST

      My favorites are Les Miserables and of course West Side Story

    111. NatalieSaturday, January 22nd, 2011 — 8:27am PST

      When I was a little girl, Les Mis made the hugest impression, and today still stands as my overall favourite!

    112. SarahSaturday, January 22nd, 2011 — 9:13am PST

      Les Miserables! I grew up listening to it with my mom and then finally got a chance to see it in London of all places! It was magical

    113. taniaSaturday, January 22nd, 2011 — 10:01am PST

      Suessical the musical

    114. rinoSaturday, January 22nd, 2011 — 10:02am PST

      Rent is my fav.

    115. SondiSaturday, January 22nd, 2011 — 11:02am PST

      Hands down, my favourite musical is Les Miserables. It’s amazing!!

    116. A.J.Saturday, January 22nd, 2011 — 12:03pm PST

      The phantom of the opera!

    117. christinaSaturday, January 22nd, 2011 — 12:05pm PST

      Phantom of the opera

    118. KellySaturday, January 22nd, 2011 — 5:01pm PST

      I would need to vote for Phantom of the Opera… I love the period costumes and the intensity. Opera Ghost!

    119. AndreaSaturday, January 22nd, 2011 — 5:13pm PST


    120. KristineSaturday, January 22nd, 2011 — 8:00pm PST

      Les Miserables!

    121. LindaSaturday, January 22nd, 2011 — 8:25pm PST

      Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

    122. DanielSaturday, January 22nd, 2011 — 11:06pm PST

      Queen – We will rock you!

    123. EmilySaturday, January 22nd, 2011 — 11:11pm PST

      Les Miserables!

    124. ScottSunday, January 23rd, 2011 — 12:39am PST

      I’ve only seen Mama Mia but I’d love to see Avenue Q here in Vancouver!

    125. LeannaSunday, January 23rd, 2011 — 1:27pm PST

      I’ve Hair a pile of times from highschool to college to professional performances. I love the music and the actors always seem to have a blast. Hair with puppets – that sounds even better to me now that I have seen the success of Avenue Q

    126. JustinneSunday, January 23rd, 2011 — 1:27pm PST

      I actually really enjoyed Gateway Theatre’s Annie! I love love love musicals, and that was truly enjoyable for me =)

    127. LizSunday, January 23rd, 2011 — 2:19pm PST

      would love to see Avenue Q, Vancouver needs more “Broadway” !!

    128. Andrew C.Sunday, January 23rd, 2011 — 4:24pm PST

      Jerry Springer – The Opera

    129. MarthaSunday, January 23rd, 2011 — 4:32pm PST

      I Looooooove the mamma mia =)

    130. MarinaSunday, January 23rd, 2011 — 8:27pm PST

      Les Miz…hands down!

    131. JonathanSunday, January 23rd, 2011 — 10:00pm PST

      Wicked…it was absolutely wicked!

    132. MimiMonday, January 24th, 2011 — 9:51am PST

      I’ve heard nothing but great things about this show!

    133. KimliMonday, January 24th, 2011 — 10:08am PST

      RENT, all the way.

    134. LibbyMonday, January 24th, 2011 — 10:12am PST

      Sound of Music!!

    135. KylerMonday, January 24th, 2011 — 10:14am PST

      There’s many a great musical, but I wish I could afford to see Wicked again. It might be my favourite so far.

    136. @kmylesMonday, January 24th, 2011 — 10:18am PST

      Who doesn’t like Cats?

    137. AnnieMonday, January 24th, 2011 — 10:19am PST

      Spring Awakening!

    138. LisaBMonday, January 24th, 2011 — 10:33am PST

      Phantom of the Opera – I listened to that so many times as a kid!

    139. Rebecca BollwittMonday, January 24th, 2011 — 10:47am PST

      Congratulations to @AngelMok! The contest is now closed. Thank you for all of your entries and comments!

    140. katherineMonday, January 24th, 2011 — 12:04pm PST

      The Producers (Broadway version) is my favourite musical. I also loved “A Little Night Music” having seen it twice. Chicago’s fun. Cabaret. Billy Elliott. I love musicals.

    141. CarlySunday, January 30th, 2011 — 10:30pm PST

      The first musical I ever saw was Showboat when I was 7 years old at the Ford Theatre (now the Centre for Performing Arts). Since then it’s always been my favourite.

    142. ksSaturday, January 14th, 2012 — 2:59pm PST

      Les Miserables!

    143. Marion WongWednesday, June 19th, 2013 — 7:27am PDT

      My favorite musical would have to be RENT!

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