“Puppets are a bit of a Trojan Horse. They’re our way in. Once you get the audience hooked, you can tell them all kinds of truths and they’ll go along with you.” — Avenue Q Co-Creator Robert Lopez on MSNBC
“There are lessons to be learned on Avenue Q: lessons about the fleeting nature of contentment and success, the highs and lows of passion, and the frustrated struggle to try and find a purpose in life. The fact that these lessons are presented by puppets that sing and dance seems clever rather than contrived.”
— Tom Smith’s review of Avenue Q, published in Theatre Journal, 2004
The cast of Avenue Q’s 2010 off-broadway run respond to the Muppets’ version of “Bohemian Rhapsody” with their own Queen montage.