Book by Jeff Whitty
Music and Lyrics by Jeff Marx & Robert Lopez
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ALL ACTORS CHOSEN FOR CALLBACKS MUST ATTEND IN PERSON! Callbacks will be August 15th at 7 PM. For any other questions, please contact the director.
The Reilly Arts Center
500 NE 9th St.
Ocala, FL 34470
Winner of the Tony “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart.
The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it’s clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life.
Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere. Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children’s show; a place where puppets are friends, Monsters are good and life lessons are learned.
- When you first arrive you will fill out an audition form (if you haven’t already) and get your picture taken.
- Once everyone has arrived we will discuss the show and then begin auditions. We may begin with a warm-up song and then begin individual auditions.
- Please prepare 16 bars of an up-tempo and a down-tempo song that allows you to show your vocal range and acting ability for the role/s you are auditioning for. There will be an accompanist available.
- Please also prepare a back-up song in case we would like to see more.
Readings from the play and other needs will be taken care of at call-backs.
- Rehearsals will run August 20th – September 27th
- Performances are September 28th – 29th and October 5th – 6th.
THIS IS A PAID POSITION. Actors will receive a per diem for each scheduled rehearsal attended as well as a flat fee per performance.
We are asking that those who audition for this show are at least 17 years of age.
PRINCETON A fresh-faced kid just out of college. Early 20s. Bb2 – G4, Baritenor.
KATE MONSTER A Kindergarten teaching assistant, a bit older than Princeton. Mid 20s. F#3 – F5, Soprano.
NICKY A bit of a slacker, who lives with Rod. Think Ernie from Sesame Street. Mid 20s to early 30s. B2 – B4, Baritenor.
ROD A Republican investment banker (resembles Bert from Sesame Street) who lives with Nicky. Rod is struggling with being gay and comes out over the course of the show. Mid 20s to late 30s. A2 – G4, Baritenor.
TREKKIE MONSTER (Not to be confused with Cookie Monster, although the vocal resemblance is uncanny)- a monster who lives in the building on Avenue Q is very obsessed with using the internet for naughty things! Bb2 – Eb4, Baritone.
LUCY T. SLUT A boa-wearing nightclub singer who likes to seduce young guys like Princeton. Mid 20s to mid 30s. F3 – F5, Alto – Belting.
THE BAD IDEA BEARS Two little bears who like to come out and convince good people to do bad bad things…in a snuggly way. 1 female voice (Mezzo) and 1 male voice (Baritone).
MRS. THISTLETWAT Ancient, cranky, and thistle-like. The Kindergarten teacher who Kate Monster works for.
GARY COLEMAN Yes, that Gary Coleman but now a superintendent of a building on Avenue Q. Traditionally, this role is played by a woman, but could also be played by a man. D3 – Bb5. Belt voice/Alto OR Baritone.
BRIAN A laid-back guy married to Christmas Eve. Late 20s to early 30s. B2 – F#4, Baritenor.
CHRISTMAS EVE An archetypal Asian immigrant who wants to be a therapist and does a killer Judy Garland impersonation. Mid 20s to early 30s. B3 – F#5, Mezzo.
Due to the nature of the show, we are looking to double up on puppet roles as they did during the original production. The doubling of the cast will be as follows:
- NICKY/TREKKIE MONSTER/BAD IDEA BEAR
- KATE MONSTER/LUCY T. SLUT
- THISTLETWAT / BAD IDEA BEAR / ENSEMBLE