Avenue Q auditions
Renton Civic Theatre
About the project and the company
Winner of the Tony Triple Crown for Best Musical, 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, on Avenue Q, we are introduced to fresh-faced Princeton as he struggles to find his purpose. 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, life is all the more colorful and worthwhile for it.”
This will not be the typical production seen on Broadway or heard on the cast album. These are original Puppet and character concepts that may be heavily based on what the artists bring to the audition. Be familiar with the show and potentially what character(s) you may be most interested in auditioning for.
Location of Audition
Renton Civic Theatre 507 S 3rd st Renton, WA 98051
Note: Any puppetry experience is a bonus but is not required. Although we are not dual casting any of the principal roles in this production, please be aware that there are NO SMALL ROLES in this ensemble show. Artists who play the right operating arm of a puppet are not only critically important to the characterization and functionality of that puppet, but they are also most likely dual cast as another featured role in the show.
please prepare a contemporary song, and a comedic monologue - Monologue should be approximately 1-2 minutes in length, song should be 16-32 bars of a contemporary musical theatre song. Be prepared to show the ability to use a character voice as appropriate. You may be asked to demonstrate range and/or other styles of voice if necessary. Bring sheet music in the right key. The accompanist will NOT transpose! No CD tracks, karaoke, or a cappella singing.
Character breakdown / Project needs
Puppet Characters Princeton (early 20’s)
Trekkie Monster (20’s/30’s)
Mrs T. (Ancient)
The Bad Idea Bears
Kate Monster (mid 20’s)
Human Characters Brian (early 30’s)
Christmas Eve (20’s/30’s/40’s)
Preferred method of submission
June 12 and 13 7 pm - 10 pm
Callbacks or second audition/interview?
To schedule an audition time, email your requested time to firstname.lastname@example.org
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