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Synopsis

Winner of the Tony Triple Crown for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book, the hilarious Avenue Q tells the timeless story of a recent college graduate trying to find his way in the world. Set in New York City all the way out on Avenue Q (he couldn’t afford anything better), we are introduced to fresh-faced Princeton as he struggles to find his purpose: meeting friends, finding love, losing love, and finding it again, along the way. Inspired by the beloved children’s show Sesame Street, Avenue Q creates a puppet-filled world that is a little more reflective of the difficult, R-rated realities that we face when we learn that real life isn’t as simple as we dreamed it might be – but perhaps, suggests Avenue Q, life is all the more colorful and worthwhile for it.

Note: despite featuring puppets, Avenue Q is R-rated, featuring adult topics, offensive language, and an onstage portrayal of puppet sex. There is, however, a cleaned up version of the script appropriate for performance in schools.


Characters

Female

Lead

Alto

Male

Lead

Baritone

Male

Supporting

Baritone



Show Information

Conceived By:
Category
Musical
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
Tony Award ®
Best Musical 2003
First Produced:
2003
Genres
Comedy, Parody, Farce
Settings
Multiple Settings
Time & Place
the mythic avenue q, in contemporary new york (and a nightclub)
Cast Size
medium
Orchestra Size
Medium
Dancing
None
Ideal For
university theater, professional theater, ensemble cast, diverse cast
Casting Notes:

Includes adult, young adult, mature adult characters

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