The trials and tribulations of the people (and puppets) in the neighborhood.
Comments from published critics
‘‘The smartest, most perverse puppet show in town.’’
‘‘A thoroughly infectious musical that qualifies as a serious blessing.’’
‘‘Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, who supplied the concept, music and lyrics of Avenue Q, took a kiddie show—inspirational values and all—and roughly turned it inside out. It still offers moral values but gives them a sweet, very funny but cheerfully satiric twist. It is, of necessity, cartoonish but never ill-tempered… This young-at-heart show is good dirty fun.’’
‘‘The show has a sassy charm, a quirky sense of humor that successfully negotiates two very different styles that take these Muppet-style creatures much further than Jim Henson ever went.’’
‘‘The most cleverly audacious stage musical I have ever seen… The entire production team deserves the highest praise for turning Avenue Q into something far greater than simple parody. With its compelling characters and simple truths, Avenue Q is the most human of comedies.’’