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AVENUE Q - New World Stages Auditions

Posted: November 19, 2014

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AVENUE Q - Equity Principal Auditions

Robyn Goodman, Kevin McCollum, Jeffrey Seller, Vineyard Theatre, New Group | New York, NY

Date of Audition:
12/17/2014




Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Equity Principal Auditions

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
10 AM to 6 PM
lunch 1:30 to 2:30

Contract
Off Broadway
Cat. E; $1008/week current min

Location
Chelsea Studios
151 West 26th Street
New York, NY
6th floor


Seeking
Men and women actors who sing, all ethnicities, for future replacements in the currently running Off Broadway production.
Important note: previous puppetry experience not required.

see breakdown.

Preparation
Prepare a short song of your choice that shows off range. Please note the style of music apropos to specific characters. You are welcome to sing from the show if you’d like. Please bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided.

Please bring picture and resume, stapled together.

Other Dates
Currently running Off Broadway at New World Stages

General Manager: Ken Davenport

Casting Director: Adam Caldwell

Other
For more info on the show, please visit www.avenueq.com

Personnel
Director: Jason Moore
Music and Lyrics: Robert Lopez, Jeff Marx
Book: Jeff Whitty
Musical Supervisor: Stephen Oremus
Choreographer: Ken Roberson
· EPA Rules are in effect.
· A monitor will be provided.
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Breakdown

Avenue Q was the winner of the 2004 Tony awards for Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Original Score. It is a musical focusing on a group of unique 20-somethings making their way in the big city, seeking their purpose in life, who find themselves living on humble Avenue Q. For more info on the show, please visit their website at www.avenueq.com

SEEKING THE FOLLOWING:

Seeking: All ethnicities for future replacements.
Important note: previous puppetry experience not required.

Princeton/ Rod:
20s. Princeton: He is sweet, charming, cute and sincere. He has recently moved to Avenue Q where he learns life lessons the hard way from puppets and humans alike. Loveable and appealing…Rod: A conservative,uptight investment banker who is a closeted homosexual. Trying to come to terms with his sexuality with the help of Nicky, his best friend and roommate. Must be a strong singer/ actor with great comedic timing and and the ability to differentiate these characters with specific voices and physicalities. Vocal style: Contemporary musical theatre with a pop flair. Must be able to sustain a High G comfortably. Puppeteer skills a plus but not necessary.

Nicky/Trekkie Monster/Bad Idea Bear:
20s - 30s. Nicky: An unemployed, cute twenty-something slacker who is Rod’s roommate. Charming and undeniably cute, he has no problems with Rod being gay. Trekkie Monster: He lives on Avenue Q in the same building that Princeton moves into. An odd monster who has a big heart, he invested in the internet and is secretly a millionaire. Bear: A cute and charming little boy bear who, with the help of his counterpart, girl bear, is a very bad influence on Princeton. Must be a strong singer/ actor with great comedic timing and and the ability to differentiate these characters with specific voices and physicalities. Vocal style: Contemporary musical theatre with a pop flair. Must be able to sustain a High A comfortably. Strong puppeteer skills a plus but not necessary.

Kate Monster/ Lucy T. Slut:
20s. Kate Monster: A Kindergarten teaching assistant who dreams about eventually opening a school for monsters. She may look sweet, put together and conservative, but has a very feisty and opinionated Monster side. She quickly falls for the new guy on the block, Princeton. Lucy T. Slut: A vixenish vamp with a dangerous side who sings at a local café. The star of "girls gone wild" parts two, five, and seven. She sees other women as obstacles to men. Must be a strong singer/ actress with great comedic timing and the ability to differentiate these characters with specific voices and physicalities. Vocal style: Contemporary musical theatre with a pop flair. A mezzo-soprano / belt that can comfortably sing up to a D in a pop voice. Strong puppeteer skills a plus but not necessary.

Mrs. T / Bad Idea Bear/ Ensemble:
20s – 30s. Mrs. T: An old spinster teacher who is bitter and conservative. She is Kate Monster's boss. Bad Idea Bear: A cute and charming little girl bear who, with the help of her counterpart, boy bear, is a very bad influence on Princeton. Must be a strong singer/ actress with great comedic timing and the ability to differentiate these characters with specific voices and physicalities. Can be any physical type. Vocal style: Contemporary musical theatre with a pop flair. A mezzo-soprano / belt that can comfortably sing up to a D in a pop voice. Strong puppeteer skills a plus but not necessary.

Christmas Eve:
20s - 30s. An Asian actress. She wants to be a therapist and lives on Avenue Q with her Jewish husband Brian. She is smart, blunt and edgy, but also nurturing and kind. Must be a strong singer/ actress with great comedic timing. Vocal style: Must have a strong belt to an E flat in the style of a torch song.

Brian:
20s – 30s. A chubby, laid-back, wannabe comedian who doesn’t mind being unemployed. A good guy with a relaxed attitude who everyone always likes. Easy to be around. He is married to Christmas Eve, who is constantly badgering him to get a job. Must be a strong singer/ actor with great comedic timing. Vocal style: Contemporary musical theatre with a pop flair.

Gary Coleman:
Mid 20s - 40s. An African American actress. Former celebrity and now lives/works on Avenue Q. Funny and sardonic, with a unique and vivid presence. Has lived life. Must be a strong singer/ actress with great comedic timing. She can be any physical type. Vocal style: Contemporary musical theatre with a pop flair. An alto who can sing a Low D and belt to a B flat. Must explore low register.


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