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Avenue Q (2003) composed by Robert Lopez, Jeff Whitty, Jeff Marx

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Avenue Q (2003) (Musical) composed by Robert Lopez, Jeff Whitty, Jeff Marx
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Avenue Q (Musical)

composed by Robert Lopez, Jeff Whitty, Jeff Marx

March 2003
 
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The show is largely inspired by (and is in the style of) Sesame Street: Most of the characters in the show are puppets (operated by actors onstage), the set depicts several tenements on a rundown street in an Outer Borough of New York City, both the live characters and puppet characters sing, and short animated video clips are played as part of the story. Also, several characters are recognizably parodies of classic Sesame Street characters: for example, the roommates Rod and Nicky are versions of Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie, and Trekkie Monster is based on Cookie Monster. However, the characters are in their twenties and thirties and face adult problems instead of those faced by pre-schoolers, thus making the show more suited for the adults who grew up with Sesame Street.