Music And Lyrics By Robert Lopez And Jeff Marx
Book By Jeff Whitty
Based on an Original Concept By Robert Lopez And Jeff Marx
Puppets conceived and designed by Rick Lyon
The cast of Arkansas Repertory Theatre's production of Avenue Q. Photography by John David Pittman. © Copyright 2013 Arkansas Repertory Theatre. All rights reserved. Avenue Q has not been authorized or approved by the Jim Henson Company or Sesame Workshop, which have no responsibility for its content.
Avenue Q contains adult language, adult content and obscene amounts of felt.
Winner, Tony Award “Best Musical”
Winner, Tony Award “Best Score”
Winner, Tony Award “Best Book”
See what all the fuzz is about! Closing out The Rep’s season is Avenue Q, one of the longest-running shows in Broadway history and Winner of the Tony “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. Avenue Q takes Sesame Street into the real world with hilarious results as recent grad Princeton navigates post-college life.
More South Park than Sesame Street (and NOT appropriate for children), Avenue Q is an adult, laugh-out-loud puppet musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. There, he meets Kate (the girl next door), Rod (the Republican), Trekkie (the Internet sexpert), Lucy the Slut (need we say more?) and other colorful types who help Princeton finally discover his purpose in life.
“...a savvy, sassy and eminently likable...breakthrough musical”– The New York Times
“...an ingenious combination of ‘The Real World’ and ‘Sesame Street’”– The New Yorker
Part flesh, part felt and all heart, Avenue Q was co-created by Robert Lopez, who also co-created the recent Broadway hit The Book of Mormon with Comedy Central’s “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Lopez received Tony Awards for both Avenue Q and The Book of Mormon. Named “Best on Broadway” in 2003, critics universally called Avenue Q “the most fun onstage this year!”
“A fun, sweet and funny show filled with memorable tunes…great singing and some very impressive puppet work — it didn’t win three Tony Awards for nothing, after all.” – Arkansas Times
“…disarmingly charming…a hoot, with an unexpected dose of heart…” – Arkansas Democrat Gazette
“This clever puppet musical gives us relatable characters...delightful and upbeat music, adding a touch of hilarity with every verse.” – InArkansas.com
“…phenomenal…adorable…even when it's insulting you to your face. And you'll probably love every minute of it.” – Sync Weekly
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