Avenue Q Auditions

Avenue Q Auditions Avenueq-square.jpg
Director: Christina Climo
Music Director: Dan Monte
Choreographer: Kelsey Collis
Stage Manager: Bruce Torrey
Producers: Rebecca Johnson, Jami Wilson

 

Audition Dates:

Sunday, December 9th at 7pm

Monday, December 10th at 7pm

Callbacks (if needed) will be held on Wednesday, December 12th at 7pm

 

Age:

You must be age 18+ by first rehearsal (Feb 11). 

 

What to expect for auditions:

  • Please bring (or fill out) an audition form, your theatrical resume, and a recent photo or headshot.

  • If you need a copy of the sheet music for yourself, please bring your own copy. The pianist will have the accompaniment to each piece.

  • No acapella or backing tracks. An accompanist will be provided.

  • Please bring comfortable clothing and shoes for movement auditions.

  • The auditions will consist of a vocal audition, a movement audition, and cold readings for certain parts from the script.

  • Experience with puppetry is not required.

  • If you cannot make the audition dates listed or have questions, please email the director Christina Climo at AvenueQE7@gmail.com

 

Audition Forms and Sheet Music are available on the following link:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ckUsYL524yv0lxwAY0a2iBrTxTwHYYpc

 

General Schedule:

Rehearsals will be on Sundays 2-7pm (mostly 2-6pm), Mondays 7-10pm, and Wednesdays 7-10pm starting Monday, February 11. Tech week is Saturday, April 20 - Thursday, April 25 (with the exception of Sunday, April 21 as it is Easter Sunday). Tech week and all performances are required for casting.

 

Performance Dates:

April 26, 27, 28, May 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, and 12. Fridays and Saturdays are 8pm performances, Sundays are at 2pm.

 

Synopsis:

Winner of the Tony Triple Crown for Best Musical (beating out Wicked), Best Score, and Best Book, the hilarious Avenue Q tells the timeless story of a recent college graduate trying to find his way in the world. Set in New York City all the way out on Avenue Q (he couldn’t afford anything better), we are introduced to fresh-faced Princeton as he struggles to find his purpose: meeting friends, finding love, losing love, and finding it again, along the way. Inspired by the beloved children’s show Sesame Street, Avenue Q creates a puppet-filled world that is a little more reflective of the difficult, R-rated realities that we face when we learn that real life isn’t as simple as we dreamed it might be – but perhaps, suggests Avenue Q, life is all the more colorful and worthwhile for it.

Note: despite featuring puppets, Avenue Q is R-rated, featuring adult topics, offensive language, and an onstage portrayal of puppet sex.

Characters:

Princeton

A fresh-faced kid just out of college and the protagonist. Puppet.

Gender: Male

Age: 20 to 25

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: Bb2

 

Kate Monster

A Kindergarten teaching assistant, who is a bit older than Princeton. Puppet.

Gender: Female

Age: 25 to 30

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: F#3

 

Nicky

A slacker who lives with Rod. Puppet. Actor must be able to sound like Ernie from Sesame St.

Gender: Male

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: B4

Vocal range bottom: B2

 

Rod

An investment banker who is Republican and a closeted homosexual. Puppet. Actor must be able to sound like Bert from Sesame St.

Gender: Male

Age: 25 to 30

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: A2

 

Trekkie Monster

A reclusive creature obsessed with the Internet and all it has to offer. Puppet. Actor must be able to sound like Cookie Monster from Sesame St.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal range top: Eb4

Vocal range bottom: Bb2

 

Lucy

A vixenish vamp with a dangerous edge. Puppet.

Gender: Female

Age: 25 to 30

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: F3

 

The Bad Idea Bears

Two snuggly, cute teddy-bear types. Puppets.

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 40

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: Bb3

 

Mrs. T

Crabby and ancient. Kate's boss. Puppet.

Gender: Female

Age: 50 to 65

 

Brian

A laid-back guy married to Christmas Eve.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 45

Vocal range top: F#4

Vocal range bottom: B2

 

Christmas Eve*

A therapist who recently moved to Avenue Q from Japan.

Gender: Female

Age: 30 to 45

Vocal range top: F#5

Vocal range bottom: B3

 

Gary Coleman*

Yes, that Gary Coleman. Lives on the Avenue and is superintendent of the apartment buildings.

Gender: Female

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal range top: Bb5

Vocal range bottom: D3

 

Ensemble: additional ensemble members will be added for partners to Nicky, Trekkie, and Mrs. T in addition to box puppets and other various puppet appearances. These ensemble members can be from an age group, any vocal range, and gender.

 

*Only people of color will be considered for the roles of Christmas Eve and Gary Coleman. Christmas Eve is from Japan and Gary Coleman is the famous actor from Different Strokes.

 

Note about ages of characters: while the ages listed are from MTI’s website, actors do not necessarily need to reflect the character’s age.

 

There is also flexibility with the gender of roles, meaning the characters are the gender listed but if someone is of a different gender and wishes to audition for the role, they will be considered.

 

Audition Songs:

Please use the following songs when auditioning for various roles, you should plan to prepare the ENTIRE song unless otherwise noted. You should also sing in the correct character voice for your character (if they have one). If you wish to audition for more than one character, please choose ONE of the songs but be sure to indicate on your audition form the multiple parts you wish us to consider you for. Sheet music is linked and karaoke backing tracks (to practice with) are also attached. You can also do a quick youtube search and find all of the songs on that as well for reference.

 

Princeton: Purpose

 

Kate Monster: There’s A Fine, Fine Line

 

Rod: My Girlfriend Who Lives In Canada

 

Nicky: If You Were Gay

 

Trekkie Monster: The Internet Is For Porn (m. 1-32, sing Kate’s part as well in Trekkie’s voice)

 

Brian: I’m Not Wearing Underwear Today (whole song), There is Life Outside Your Apartment (m. 1B-21)

 

Christmas Eve: The More You Ruv Someone

 

Gary Coleman: Schadenfreude (m. 1-41)

 

Lucy: Special

 

Bad Idea Bears/Ensemble: Avenue Q Theme (sing melody line, whole song)