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Avenue Q (NYC)

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Members say: Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Raunchy

About the show

Broadway's 2004 Tony Award winner for Best Musical continues its hilarious, puppet-filled run Off-Broadway at New World Stages. More…

This grown-up musical comedy stars a cast of humans and puppets, and tells the timeless story of a bright-eyed college grad named Princeton. When he arrives in the city with big dreams and a tiny bank account, he has to move into a shabby apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. There he meets Kate (the girl next door), Lucy (the slut), Rod (the Republican), Trekkie (the pervert), superintendent Gary Coleman (yes, that Gary Coleman) and other new friends. Together, they struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.

Member Reviews (5025)


Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Raunchy
Avg Score

Dated, Funny, Fluffy, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you've never gone before. It's beautifully staged (you'll feel like the puppets are real) and entertaining. Fun songs that are well-sung.

Don't see it if you HAVE gone before. The show feels out-dated. It's still cute, but dusty. Try something new.

Original, Hilarious, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you like hysterical fun, un-PC jokes. Original concept.

Don't see it if you don't care about profanity.

Cute, Creative, Fun, Innovative, Funny

See it if You've never seen it before.

Don't see it if You don't like crude humor

Clever, Delightful, Funny, Hilarious, Relevant

See it if You like topical humor like The Daily Show. Very funny and quick.

Don't see it if You're a republican.

Also I just saw this show again (8/31/17), first time at its Off Broadway h... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like different kind of theater. love the dolls incorporating into play. Like the actor interaction with the audience.

Don't see it if you don't like cursing or sexual innuendos.

Funny, Quirky, Dated, Delightful, Clever

See it if Feel-good comedy about 20-something NYers finding their way. Multi-talented performers act, sing, and puppeteer. Pleasing songs.

Don't see it if The themes and characters may have been fresh when this won the 2004 Tony. They are now so familiar that the show has a dated feel.

A little bit racist, Original, Must see, Hilarious, Intelligent

See it if you like your comedy biting and sarcastic and if you've never seen it or haven't seen it in a while. The show has held up extremely well.

Don't see it if you are easily provoked or insulted. The show is an equal opportunity offender. The satire is hardly softened by being delivered by puppets.

Clever, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if you love puppetry and some risque dialog. I am not a fan of puppets but partner is

Don't see it if you object to some risque comments

Clever, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want some light entertainment with current references.

Don't see it if you do not like puppets.

Clever, Original, Delightful, Great writing, Enchanting

See it if You are a young person struggling in NYC, like puppets that behave like adults-sorta, like hilarious, witty, and savvy adult lyrics

Don't see it if You don't like puppets under any circumstances, uncomfortable with risqué or honest modern dialogue, can't suspend belief or pay attention

Great staging

See it if you are interested in multi-culti inclusivity musicals with very catchy earworms. Doesn't suffer from the two transfers back to off-B'way.

Don't see it if you can't accept graphic puppet relations. Can't we all just get along?

Clever, Funny, Hilarious, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if Its funny, and the topic are very good. Laugh so much during this

Don't see it if If you do not want to laugh, do not go

Clever, Edgy, Hilarious, Original, Entertaining

See it if you LOVE to laugh, love puppetry, and you enjoy an original show with a lot of heart and meaning.

Don't see it if you're a prude (it offends every type of person) or aren't in the mood for a hardcore puppet sex scene.

Dated, Disappointing, Talented performers, Cute set

See it if to see what this show is all about, I'd never seen it and that is why I went. I was impressed by the performers, Gizel Jimenez in particular

Don't see it if lots of references (Gary Coleman?) really dated. Not that funny, although may have been groundbreaking at the time. But glad I saw it.

Also Hard to watch the puppets when the actors are right there. But cute id... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious

See it if You want to see one of the best, most hilarious, most relevant modern musicals.

Don't see it if You're not interested in puppets or the Muppets whatsoever.

Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Funny

See it if Very witty, good music with wonderful lyrics.this show works better in a smaller theater than it did on Broadway due to use of puppets

Don't see it if If you don't like puppets

Clever, Funny, Great writing

See it if you want to see a really funny and well thought out musical

Don't see it if If you are offended easily and need your comedy to be PG

Also I’m convinced this will be the only musical I will ever like

Edgy, Clever, Funny, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if You like edgy theatre performed by actors using hand puppets as their characters.

Don't see it if If you don't like shows done using puppets throughout that are irreverent and sometimes raunchy.

Clever, Funny, funny, funny.

See it if You are an adult who can laugh at clever, but raunchy humor. You want to laugh hard and have a thoroughly great time.

Don't see it if You're embarrassed by full puppet nudity!

Clever, Edgy, Original, Overrated, Great staging

See it if You like raunchy puppets and silliness.

Don't see it if You're in it for the hype. It is a very fun show, but will disappoint you if you go in expecting greatness. Go just to have fun.

Funny, Great singing, Hilarious, Refreshing

See it if You want a fun time and have fond memories of the first time you saw it.

Don't see it if You are easily offended by full puppet nudity.

Hilarious, Must see, Great singing, Great staging, Quirky

See it if you’ve never seen it; a naughty Sesame Street with adult life lessons intrigues you; you’re in, or can stand to relive, your early 20s

Don't see it if you’re with your parents. Sex scenes will be awkward

Also Remember to watch the puppeteers as well as the puppets! Developed a n... Read more Read less

Funny, Edgy, Scaled down, Silly

See it if you like irreverence and naughty puppets. It's like Sesame Street with sex and foul language. Some funny songs.

Don't see it if you're easily offended or have a problem with a few actors playing lots of roles. Small scale production, basic set and costumes, small band

Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Quirky

See it if you like crude and offensive humor, enjoy shows that contain hilarious commentary on everyday life, cohesive show with a lot of heart

Don't see it if you hate puppets or particularly puppets that are operated in full view, you get offended by raunchy humor or take yourself too seriously

Enchanting, Funny, Raunchy

See it if you enjoy unusual acting (through moppets) and funny banter.

Don't see it if you are offended by politically incorrect jokes or are bothered by moppets.

"They may have no legs of their own, but darned if those fuzzy creatures aren’t still standing, long after more full-bodied competition has bitten the dust...And they remain surprisingly fresh (in all senses of the word), even for someone who, like me, has now spent many hours in their company." ...
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October 21st, 2009
"Of all the musicals hatched in the post-2000 age of irony, this cheeky satire of children’s television shows like “Sesame Street” has arguably remained the freshest and funniest. Returning to its Off Broadway origins, the 2004 Tony winner shows no discernible signs of downsizing and no loss of h...
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November 13th, 2009
"The show remains both fresh and timely—I know plenty of twentysomethings who are having at least as much trouble getting work as did their older brothers and sisters—and its digs at political correctness are, if anything, even more pointed today. I enjoyed it every bit as much as when I first sa...
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October 21st, 2009
"The Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q remains as sharp and funny at its new Off-Broadway home...Indeed, the show's clever score and book continue to delight, and director Jason Moore's production still sparkles."
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