Now recognized as a Broadway success story, the musical Avenue Q offers audiences a modern take on the classic "coming of age" story, using both human and puppet actors side-by-side to deliver the drama, satire and songs.

Although the idea of using puppets to tell a story to a mature audience seemed unusual, Avenue Q soon became a Tony "Triple Crown" winner, earning awards for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book after the play made its off-Broadway debut in 2002.

The Arizona Repertory Theater is staging a new production of Avenue Q on the University of Arizona campus from October 7th through October 28th, 2012.

The UA Theatre program was able to welcome back graduate Michelle Lane, who was part of the original _Avenue Q_cast that performed on Broadway and in Las Vegas.

Lane serves as the director of puppetry for this production, teaching actors like Michael Calvoni, who plays the leading character Princeton, how to emote and perform using the play's distinctive puppet characters.

Ticket information is available online, or from 520-621-1162.

AVENUE Q has not been authorized or approved by the Jim Henson Company or Sesame workshop, which have no responsibility for its content.