Music & Lyrics by Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx
Book by Jeff Whitty
Directed by Eric Magnus
Musical Direction by Kevin Hershberger
Choreographed by Guy Gardner
January 17th & 18th, 2014
from 1:00pm - 4:00pm
At St. Pius Church
55th and Woodson, Mission, KS
EXPECTATION and PREPARATION:
Auditions will be an open call both days, and will consist of singing a prepared 32 bar selection of a musical theatre song in the style of the show.
Please Provide: Sheet Music…no CDs & NO ACAPPELLA auditions
Headshot/Resume (if available)
Invited Callbacks will be held on Saturday, January 24th from 1:00 - 5:00 pm. Please be prepared to read scenes and sing songs from the show (sides will be provided). Also, please dress appropriately to dance at callbacks. If you are auditioning, please make sure to clear your schedule that afternoon, as callbacks are critical to putting together the strongest ensemble for this ensemble piece.
Rehearsals will begin Sunday, February 22nd. Typical weekly rehearsal schedule will be Sunday through Thursday nights from 7pm – 10pm. Conflicts with the rehearsal schedule must be kept to an absolute minimum during the rehearsal process. No conflicts will be accepted during dress / tech week (4/12 – 4/16)
NOTE: Experience performing with puppets is not a requirement to audition, however, please list your experience on your audition form. Auditioners will not be working with puppets at the general call or callbacks. Puppet workshops will be held for all actors cast in the show.
April 17th – May 3rd, 2014
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm
Industry Night is Monday, April 27th at 7:30pm
All performances take place at…
The Barn Players Theatre
6219 Martway in Mission, KS
AVENUE Q is a gut-bustingly hilarious modern musical focusing on a group of unique 20-somethings making their way in the big city, seeking their purpose in life. 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. 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. AVENUE Q is a laugh-out-loud musical that 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.
A down-on-his-luck 32-year-old who has trouble keeping steady employment and dreams of being a stand-up comedian. Engaged to Christmas Eve. A non-puppet character.
Late 20s to mid-30s.
B2 -F#4 / Baritone
A Japanese immigrant and Brian's fiancée. She is a therapist who has no clients; a non-puppet character.
Mid-20s to mid-30s.
B3 -F#5 / Belt voice or Alto or Mezzo
The former star of Diff'rent Strokes, is the building superintendent of Avenue Q; a non-puppet character who can be played by a male or a female.
Early to late 30s
D3 -Bb5 / Belt Voice…Alto or Baritone / Second Tenor
A lovelorn kindergarten teaching assistant who wishes to create a school for monsters. She is a bit older than Princeton.
Mid to Late 20s
F#3 - F5 / Mezzo
A boa-wearing nightclub singer who likes to seduce young guys like Princeton.
Mid-20s to mid-30s. Also plays a SINGING MOVING BOX.
F3 -F5 / Alto with a Belt
Ancient, cranky, and thistle-like. The Kindergarten teacher and Kate Monster's school supervisor. Also plays BAD IDEA BEAR #1, the female half of the two adorable and sinister bears who can convince anyone to do something bad in the most adorable way and plays a SINGING MOVING BOX.
Mid-20s to Late 30s
Soprano or Mezzo
A bit of a slacker, who lives with Rod and is the object of Rod's crush.
Mid-20s to early 30s. Also plays RICKY, the new boyfriend that Nicky has found for Rod via the internet. He looks an awful lot like Nicky…
Mid-20s to early 30s.
B2 -B4 / Baritenor
A fresh-faced kid just out of college. An English major who is looking to find his purpose in life. Also plays the NEWCOMER, the young man resembling Princeton that comes to Avenue Q planning to move into the vacant apartment at the end of the show.
Early to mid-20s
Bb2 -G4 / Baritenor
A Republican investment banker, who lives with Nicky. Rod is struggling with being gay and has a crush on his roommate, Nicky.
Mid-20s to early 30s.
A2 -G4 / Baritenor
A monster who lives in the building on Avenue Q, and spends much of his time using the internet for naughty things. Also plays a SINGING MOVING BOX.
Mid-20s to Late 30s
Bb2 –Eb / Baritone
BAD IDEA BEAR #2 The male half of the two adorable and sinister bears who can convince anyone to do something bad in the most adorable way. Also plays a SINGING MOVING BOX and the second hand on some puppets. Mid-20s to Late 30s Baritenor
MALE ENSEMBLE MEMBER Plays a SINGING MOVING BOX and the second hand on some puppets. Mid-20s to Late 30s Baritenor
FEMALE ENSEMBLE MEMBER Plays a SINGING MOVING BOX and the second hand on some puppets. Mid-20s to Late 30s Alto / Mezzo
For more information, please contact Eric Magnus, Artistic Director of
The Barn Players, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Barn Players embraces diversity in all aspects of our organization. Non-traditional and equal-opportunity casting is encouraged.
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