‘Avenue Q’ Presented by OpenStage Theatre & Company
Book by Jeff Whitty
Music and Lyrics by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez
Directed by Sydney Parks Smith
March 30 – April 27, 2019
“Hilarious, insightful entertainment – an exuberant blast of fresh air!” Theater Review
Winner of the 2004 Tony Award “Triple Crown” (Best Score, Best Book, Best Musical) Avenue Q is part flesh, part puppet, and packed with heart. This laugh-out-loud musical tells the story of a bright-eyed college grad who goes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. Moving to the only place he can afford – all the way out on Avenue Q – he meets an odd assortment of offbeat friends who struggle to find jobs, dates, and an ever-elusive purpose in life. Filled with gut-busting humor, biting satire, and a delightfully catchy score, Avenue Q is likely the most irreverent musical you’ll ever see. Mature audiences only due to language and sexual humor.
Adults love AVENUE Q, but they seem a little, er, fuzzy on whether it’s appropriate for kids. We’ll try to clear that up. AVENUE Q is great for teenagers because it’s about real life. It may not be appropriate for young children because AVENUE Q addresses issues like sex, drinking, and surfing the web for porn. It’s hard to say what exact age is right to see AVENUE Q – parents should use their discretion based on the maturity level of their children. But we promise you this – if you DO bring your teenagers to AVENUE Q, they’ll think you’re really cool.
Lincoln Center Magnolia Theatre, 417 West Magnolia Street
Date: Tuesday, March 12th
Location: Lincoln Center