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Adult Auditions

Adult Auditions, 2018-2019 Season

AVENUE Q, Monday and Tuesday, March 11-12, 7:30 p.m.

MURDER ON THE NILE, Monday and Tuesday, March 18-19, 7:30 p.m.

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Monday and Tuesday, May 6-7, 7:30 p.m.

 


Avenue Q Audition Information

The traditional doubling will be discarded so more members of the community can participate.
We seek a diverse, multi ethnic, and multi gender group of actor/singers/puppeteers.
In many cases, the gender and ethnicity of the puppeteer, does not have to match the gender and ethnicity of the puppet. See specifics below. Characters and ensemble total 17.

Princeton (Puppet): Male, Caucasian actor, the puppet is a white male.
He is a fresh-faced kid just out of college and the protagonist of the play.

Kate Monster (Puppet): Female and any ethnicity, the puppet is female/any ethnicity.
She is a Kindergarten teaching assistant, who is a bit older than Princeton.

Nickey (Puppet): Any gender or ethnicity, the puppet is male.
He is a slacker who lives with Rod.

Rod (Puppet): Any gender or ethnicity, the puppet is a male Caucasian.
He is an investment banker who is Republican and a closeted homosexual.

Trekkie Monster (Puppet): Any gender or ethnicity, a gruff, Louis Armstrong on steroids voice.
A reclusive creature obsessed with the Internet and all it has to offer.

Lucy The Slut (Puppet): Any gender or ethnicity, the puppet is female.
She is a vixen and vamp with a dangerous edge.

The Bad Idea Bears (Puppets): 2 actors, any gender or ethnicity.
They are two snuggly, cute teddy-bear types.

Brian (Actor): Caucasian
A laid-back guy married to Christmas Eve and a struggling stand up comedian.

Christmas Eve (Actor): Asian, female, preferably Japanese.
She is a therapist who recently moved to Avenue Q from Japan and is married to Brian.

Gary Coleman (Actor): African American female actor.
Yes, that Gary Coleman. Lives on the Avenue and is superintendent of the apartment buildings.

Mrs. T (Puppet): Any gender or ethnicity, the puppet is female.
She is white, crabby, and ancient as well as Kate’s boss.

Ensemble: 5 actors/puppeteers, any gender or ethnicity.
Will perform the “Sesame Street” references in the show live, and carry out various other tasks.
Some may be asked to understudy principal roles.


Frequently Asked Questions About Auditions

Where do I park?

You can park in the lot right across from the Theatre Centre. It is free to park there IF you will pick up a parking pass inside and place it in your car before you audition.

There are two days of auditions, do I come to both?

The short answer is: “no.” You can come to either Monday or Tuesday, whichever works best for you. Please don’t come to both audition days, it doesn’t help your chances of getting a role; however, the callbacks for the show will usually be held on Thursday following the audition, so if you have a conflict that day, please let us know at the audition.

Is it okay to arrive at 7:30 pm for the audition?

Sort of. Yes, if you have to hurry from school or work to get here by 7:30 pm; that is fine. Just be aware that there is an audition form that must be filled out before you can audition, so if you can arrive 15-30 minutes early, it would be less stressful for you and more helpful for us if you can have that done by 7:30 pm.

Do I need to prepare a monologue or a song?

No, when we hold auditions for a musical, we will teach you a short part of a song and a short movement piece or dance combination. For plays and musicals, if there is a scene we want you to read, we will provide that, too. The only preparation necessary is that you have a list of ANY conflicts you might have with rehearsal. This is vital! We MUST know any days you will miss in ADVANCE of casting. Any conflicts not shared with the production team at that time will mean that the actor will forfeit their role.

What is the rehearsal schedule?

Rehearsals for most productions begin soon after auditions and our rehearsal schedule is usually Sunday through Thursday from 7:30 – 10:30 pm. The final rehearsal schedule will be based on the conflicts given by the actors at the time of the audition; this is why that information is so critical.

Other questions?