"What makes ATF’s Q a must-see is the actual space. ATF’s set, three run-down original 1969 Sesame Street-cred row houses, frame Avenue Q well, bringing the action to the audience that larger venues would swallow. A magic melding of actor and puppet occurs that would be lost in a larger venue with a less capable cast; the puppets here are a means to a psyche played out through the actors’ physicality. If you want to see Avenue Q sung and acted by talented professionals, with puppets created by Avenue Q’s original puppet master, well directed by a director who’s intimate with the material, ATF is the place you want to be."



"Having seen the production on Broadway, as well as the national tour, I recognize that in terms of talent and execution, the excellent ATF production is their equal." 

- Troy Record





Directed By:

Jennifer Barnhart

Musical Direction:

Gary Adler

Scenic Design:

Paul Tate dePoo III

Puppets By:

Rick Lyon

* Avenue Q is an American musical in two acts, conceived by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, who wrote the music and lyrics. The book was written by Jeff Whitty and the show was directed by Jason Moore. Avenue Q is an "autobiographical and biographical" coming-of-age parable, addressing and satirizing the issues and anxieties associated with entering adulthood. Its characters lament that as children, they were assured by their parents, and by children's television programs such as PBS's Sesame Street, that they were "special" and "could do anything"; but as adults, they have discovered to their surprise and dismay that in the real world their options are limited, and they are no more "special" than anyone else.[1] The musical is notable for the use of puppets, animated by unconcealed puppeteers, alongside human actors.