Avenue Q

Show Info

  • Written by:
    Jeff Whitty
  • Directed by:
    Bria Walker
  • Music and Lyrics by:
    Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
  • Dates:
    November 6, 2014 - November 23, 2014
  • Show Times:
    Wednesdays through Saturdays, 8PM
    Sunday Matinees at 2:00 PM
  • Location:
    Studio Theatre in the Basement of the Cathedral of Learning

See the full program here.

Avenue Q's cast of puppets, politically incorrect lyrics, and hilarious upending of children's television laughed its way into three Tony awards. Now, Bria Walker brings this Broadway hit to the University of Pittsburgh Stages.  Follow recent graduate, Princeton, as he tries to find his way in the world, with award winning music by Robert Lopez (Frozen, Book of Mormon) and Jeff Marx.  

Avenue Q will have daily updates about the production on Tumblr and will be sharing fun items via the hashtag, #pittaveq on Instagram. Check out all the fun at and Instagram.


"A new University of Pittsburgh Stages production is exceedingly well-done, sharply directed and boasts a flawless cast. Within minutes the "people of fur" (as director Bria Walker dubs them in the program) become real. This is easy, even when confronted repeatedly by the cast who have arms shoved up the puppets' rears." Read the full review »
"It’s an interesting juxtaposition to be in Pitt’s black-box basement theater with a tenement set and consider the “Sesame Street” theme song lyrics about being out in the open air, “On my way to where the air is sweet.” On “Avenue Q,” a dingy street where the rents are cheap, the sweetness is in the people you meet." Read the full review »
It’s pandemonium and puppetry as Burgh Vivant’s Nancy Mimless reviews AVENUE Q – at University of Pittsburgh Stages through November 23rd, 2014. Read the full review »
Chris Rawson reviews Avenue Q on KDKA's "What's On Stage" morning show. (Review starts at 2:55.) Read the full review »