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Avenue Q (NYC)

From 4,987 member  reviews
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 (4987)

MEMBERS SAY:

Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Raunchy

2
Disappointing, Overrated, Insipid

See it if you like puppets.

Don't see it if you don't want to take your children.

Also The dialogues are about problems of life, and they sing them.... Read more Read less

18
Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid, Overrated

See it if You want a puppet driven show that doesn't appeal to your intellect in anyway

Don't see it if You are looking for witty dialog and an engaging plot.

48
Banal, Cliched, Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if See it if you'd like to be annoyed by puppets onstage randomly singing about their lives.

Don't see it if Don't see it if you want a deep, original, or meaningful night at the theatre.

22
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated

See it if you are thrilled and amused by dirty talk.

Don't see it if you want more nuance to your comedy and don't find the idea of puppets saying dirty things enough to sustain your amusement.

41
Raunchy, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if You like socially motivated theatre and you don't mind a bit of raunchy theatre played by puppets.

Don't see it if You like more traditional shows or cutting edge shows like Hamilton or Great Comet. Avenue Q Is neither of these.

28
Banal, Overrated

See it if You like shows who move from Broadway to Off-Broadway

Don't see it if Puppets? Raunchy puppets? It'sa dumb premise and I hated this show!

35
Clever, Disappointing, Smutty, Insipid, Yawner

See it if You like foul-mouthed and bawdy puppets and puppeteers, some of which have mildly clever exchanges with one another.

Don't see it if You're looking for a play with substance, or if you want an expensive nap.

37
Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated, Raunchy, Refreshing

See it if you like puppets, raunchy, stupid humor

Don't see it if you want a good, entertaining show

18
Excruciating

See it if If you like pornogtaphic puppets

Don't see it if If you hate absurdity

1
Banal, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if You like wasting money

Don't see it if You have any taste

40
Ambitious, Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if You like puppets.

Don't see it if You want something that's relatable.

45
Raunchy, Quirky, Overrated

See it if You think puppets are an appropriate way to express anything. Lots of cheap laughs, off color language. Baffling success for something odd

Don't see it if You expect to remember it after you leave the theater. Intended as satire but not clever enough.

33
Cliched, Clever, Dated, Banal, Confusing

See it if Young

Don't see it if You like drama

35
Dated, Disappointing, Raunchy, Slow, Excruciating

See it if You know all the songs and you have always wanted to see the show.

Don't see it if It is a Wednesday night; the cast had glazed over eyes. It was kind of a painful theatre going experiance.

4
Raunchy, Quirky, Overrated, Intense, Disappointing

See it if DO NOT TAKE CHILDREN. Honestly, just bypass this one. Not a fan at all.

Don't see it if YOU HAVE CHILDREN. It will corrupt their minds more than anything else in this country.

39
Disappointing, Overrated

See it if You've never seen it elsewhere.

Don't see it if You saw an earlier production, probably even your local high school one.

45
Funny, Cliched, Fluffy

See it if everything makes you laugh, you like puppets

Don't see it if you have a higher brow sense of humor, are easily uncomfortable, care for interesting storylines

10
Disappointing

See it if Found nothing entertaining about it

Don't see it if Bored

49
Banal, Overrated, Funny

See it if you get invited.

Don't see it if you're looking for a masterpiece.

29
Banal, Disappointing, Overrated, Raunchy, Insipid

See it if you want to feel like walking out of the theater after you've paid hard earned cash to see a great show and ended up seeing something trashy

Don't see it if you want to keep your dignity.

30
Disappointing, Excruciating, Fluffy, Overrated, Quirky

See it if you want to see what all the hype is all about.

Don't see it if can't stand puppets!

49
Disappointing, Excruciating, Profound, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if You are easily entertained by puppets whining about real life issues

Don't see it if You have a choice to not see it! Choose a different show!

20
Edgy, Excruciating, Insipid, Overrated, Raunchy

See it if You want over the top humor that is derived only from the fact that it is edgy.

Don't see it if You have any morals at all. Or good taste. Or human. Reall, no one should see it.

24
Clever, Confusing, Disappointing, Overrated, Thought-provoking

See it if This was not to my taste. I heard such good things and was very disappointed.

Don't see it if Save your money for Hamilton

34
Disappointing, Overrated, Raunchy, Slow, Excruciating

See it if You like to give all musicals a chance

Don't see it if You are very conservative


"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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