the show was developed as a stage production at the 2002 National Music Theatre Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut.
It opened Off-Broadway in March 2003, co-produced by The New Group and the Vineyard Theatre, and transferred to Broadway in July 2003 where it won three Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and spawned Las Vegas and West End productions, two national tours, and a variety of international productions.
That is, the puppets and human characters completely ignore the puppeteers, and the audience is expected to do so as well.
Jettie Woodruff resides in Ohio, but she's not sure why. She also has a half a dozen stories started, all waiting to be told.
People say Jettie has her own genre, a mixture of love, sex, family, mystery, and comedy.
The one that makes it to thirty-thousand first is usually the one that gets published next.
Some of her favorite things are, first and foremost her family, reading, writing, bike riding, hiking, BOOK SIGNINGS, my friends, and life! I make mistakes, I'm out of control, and at times hard to handle.
The cast consists of three human characters and eleven puppet characters who interact as if human, Sesame Street-style.
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.