Avenue Q

Musical

Writers: Jeff Marx Robert Lopez

Overview

Show Information

Conceived By
Category
Musical
Number of Acts
2
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
Casting Notes

Includes adult, young adult, mature adult characters

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.

Lead Characters