Musical tackles twenty-something angst with humor and pathos

Avenue Q’s puppets funny but not necessarily family-friendly

Avenue Q, the third production of the MSUM Theatre Department, opens Wednesday, Feb. 27, and continues nightly through March 2. All shows start promptly at 7:30 p.m.  in the Hansen Theatre in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts on the MSUM campus.

Winner of the Tony “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, the musical focuses on a group of 20-somethings making their way in the big city. The show, inspired by the public television classic Sesame Street, addresses humorous adult issues, using “adult” language and situations. Like Sesame Street, it’s a “place where puppets are friends, monsters are good and life lessons are learned.”

Tickets for Avenue Q are available at or through the MSUM Box Office. Call (218) 477-2271 Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are also available at the door if not sold out.

For more information contact Elizabeth Evert Karnes at (218) 477-2267 or email her at