Mercury Theater Chicago presents

April 23 2014 - October 26 2014


Music and Lyrics by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez
Book by Jeff Whitty

Directed by L. Walter Stearns
Musical Direction by Eugene Dizon

Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book in 2004, this modern musical focuses on a group of unique 20-somethings making their way in the big city, seeking their purpose in life. Part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart AVENUE Q is a racy cross between South Park and Sesame Street.

Although AVENUE Q addresses humorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children's show: a place where puppets are friends, monsters are good and life lessons are learned.


AVENUE Q is a laugh-out-loud 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. He soon discovers that although the residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.