Mercury Theater Chicago presents


Running through Mar 31, 2019

The sassy and lovable puppets of AVENUE Q got together to read audience reviews - hear what people are saying about the show!

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

Directed by L. Walter Stearns
Musical Direction by Eugene Dizon

Guess Q's back?! Our homegrown production of AVENUE Q from 2014 is lovingly revived with fresh new elements.

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.

For handicapped seating or any special accommodation requests, please call our box office at (773) 325-1700


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.

Who is AVENUE Q appropriate for?

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.

Wednesday at 8pm
Thursday at 8pm
Friday at 8pm
Saturday at 5pm & 8:30pm
Sunday at 3pm & 7:30pm

Running time: 
2 hours, 15 minutes
(including intermission)

Mercury Theater

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