SAN DIEGO–“Avenue Q,” the smash-hit Broadway musical about real life in New York City, as told by a cast of people and puppets, will return in a Broadway/San Diego ~ A Nederlander Presentation, playing at the San Diego Civic Theatre Tuesday July 6 through Sunday July 11.“Avenue Q” tells the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who moves to the city with big dreams and a tiny bank account. The only apartment he can afford is way out on “Avenue Q,” where everyone’s looking for the same things he is: a decent job, a stable relationship, and a “purpose.” Eventually, Princeton learns to embrace the ups and downs of city life and realizes that “the real world” isn’t so bad, after all. The New York Times hailed “Avenue Q” as “a breakthrough musical of a very different stripe. Savvy, sassy and delicious!” and Entertainment Weekly claimed it was “one of the funniest shows you’re ever likely to see!” “Avenue Q” features music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, book by Jeff Whitty, based on an original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx; and is directed by Jason Moore; puppet design by Rick Lyon, orchestrations by Stephen Oremus, choreography by Ken Roberson, scenic design by Anna Louizos, costume design by Mirena Rada, lighting design by Howell Binkley, and sound design by Lew Mead; associate director is Evan Ensign and music supervisor is Andrew Graham. “Avenue Q” is produced by Work Light Productions. Due to adult situations (like full-puppet nudity, foul language, and adult themes), Avenue Q may be inappropriate for kids under 13. “Avenue Q” replaces “The 101 Dalmatians Musical” in the Broadway/San Diego 2009-2010 Season; originally scheduled to play the San Diego Civic Theatre June 1 – 6. For ticket and performance information, visit www.BroadwaySD.com.