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AVENUE Q - New World Stages Auditions

Posted: December 8, 2018

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AVENUE Q - NYC EPA
ON Q Limited Liability Company

AUDITION DATE

Fri, Dec 21, 2018
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EST)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

CONTRACT

Off Broadway Tier E: $1127/week min

SEEKING

Seeking Equity actor/singers: All ethnicities for future replacements in the currently running Off Broadway production.
Important note: previous puppetry experience not required.

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.

LOCATION

Ripley-Grier Studios (305)
305 W 38th St
New York, NY 10018-2902
Studio 206

PERSONNEL

Producers: Robyn Goodman, Kevin McCollum, Jeffrey Seller, Vineyard Theatre, New Group
Director: Jason Moore
Music and Lyrics: Robert Lopez, Jeff Marx
Book: Jeff Whitty
Musical Supervisor: Stephen Oremus
Choreographer: Ken Roberson
General Manager: Ken Davenport
Casting Director: Adam Caldwell (expected at EPA)

OTHER DATES

Currently running at: NEW WORLD STAGES, STAGE 3

OTHER

EPA Procedures are in effect for audition.
An Equity monitor will be provided.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
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 atwww.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 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, Asian. 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, African American. 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.


Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition.

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