2017-08-03America/New_YorkAudition2017-08-03AVENUE Q - The Warner Stage CompanyAVENUE Q - The Warner Stage Company
The Warner Stage Company will hold Open Auditions for a Main Stage Musical Production of AVENUE Q on
Monday, August 21st and Tuesday, August 22nd
The Warner Stage Company will hold auditions for a Main Stage Musical Production of AVENUE Q on Monday, August 21st and Tuesday, August 22nd at 7:00pm by appointment. The production is directed by Katherine Ray with Dan Koch as music director and Peggy Terhune as choreographer. It will be presented at Torrington's historic Warner Theatre in November 2017.
All roles are open to audition. We are seeking a multi-ethnic ensemble of strong singer/actors featuring 5 men, 5 women, 4 male or female (could be played by either) performers for this production.
**Due to the nature of the material contained within the show, everyone who is auditioning must be at least 18 years old prior to the first rehearsal.**
Auditioners must bring sheet music with them and be prepared to sing 32 bars, but no more than one minute, of a fully memorized Broadway style song that showcases their vocal range and in a style that is consistent with the character you are auditioning for. This should be something that you are very comfortable with, not something you just learned the day before! It is important that you perform your song, not just stand and deliver. .) Auditioners should mark their selection with a highlighter. An accompanist will be provided. A cappella singing, instrumentals on CD, Tape, iPod, MP3 Player or digital recorder will not be allowed.
Auditioners may also be asked to read from the script and perform a brief dance combination that will be taught at the audition.
Rehearsals will be held three times per week on Sundays from 2:00-5:00pm, Tuesday and Wednesdayevening from 7:00-10:00pm beginning Tuesday, August 29th. Tech week rehearsals will be Sundaythrough Thursday, October 29 –November 2, 2017. We do ask that Friday, November 3, 2017 be held in case an additional tech week rehearsal is needed. The pickup rehearsal will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. If you are unable to make the mandatory tech week rehearsals and/or pickup rehearsal, we will be unable to cast you in this production.
The Warner Stage Company is a regional community theatre company and does not offer compensation or housing for performers.
CALLBACKS: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 7:30pm (if needed)
Audition appointments requested on-line or by e-mail are preferred, but if you do not have access to e-mail call the Warner Theatre Audition Line at 860-489-7180 ext.151. Please be specific as to the date you would like to schedule your appointment.
Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 8:00pm
Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 2:00pm
Friday, November 10, 2017 at 8:00pm
Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 8:00pm
Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 2:00pm
ABOUT THE SHOW
A puppet-filled comedy follows a group of twenty-somethings seeking their purpose in big-city life.
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. The laugh-out-loud musical 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. Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets,
Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere. 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.
CHARACTER LIST (ALL ROLES ARE OPEN)
PRINCETON - A fresh-faced kid just out of college and the protagonist. Puppet. Gender: Male | Age Range: 20 to 25 | Vocal range top: G4 | Vocal range bottom: Bb2 | Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
KATE MONSTER - A Kindergarten teaching assistant, who is a bit older than Princeton. Puppet. Gender: Female | Age Range: 25 to 30 | Vocal range top: F5 | Vocal range bottom: F#3 | Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
NICKY - A slacker who lives with Rod. Puppet. Gender: Male | Age Range: 20 to 30 | Vocal range top: B4 | Vocal range bottom: B2 | Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
ROD - An investment banker who is Republican and a closeted homosexual. Puppet. Gender: Male | Age Range: 25 to 30 | Vocal range top: G4 | Vocal range bottom: A2 | Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
TREKKIE MONSTER - A reclusive creature obsessed with the Internet and all it has to offer. Puppet. Gender: Male | Age Range: 30 to 40 | Vocal range top: Eb4 | Vocal range bottom: Bb2 | Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
LUCY - A vixenish vamp with a dangerous edge. Puppet. Gender: Female | Age Range: 25 to 30 | Vocal range top: F5 | Vocal range bottom: F3 | Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
THE BAD IDEA BEARS - Two snuggly, cute teddy-bear types. Puppets. Gender: Male or Female | Age Range: 20 to 40 | Vocal range top: G4 | Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
MRS. T - Crabby and ancient. Kate's boss. Puppet. Gender: Female | Age Range: 50 to 65 | Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
BRIAN - A laid-back guy married to Christmas Eve. Gender: Male | Age Range: 30 to 45 | Vocal range top: F#4 | Vocal range bottom: B2 | Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
CHRISTMAS EVE - A therapist who recently moved to Avenue Q from Japan. Gender: Female | Age Range: 30 to 45 | Vocal range top: F#5 | Vocal range bottom: B3 | Ethnicity: Asian
GARY COLEMAN - Yes, that Gary Coleman. Lives on the Avenue and is superintendent of the apartment buildings. Gender: Female | Age Range: 30 to 40 | Vocal range top: Bb5 | Vocal range bottom: D3 | Ethnicity: African Descent, African American
ENSEMBLE (2 to 4 players – male or female)
About the Warner Theatre
Built by Warner Brothers Studios and opened in 1931 as a movie palace (1,772 seats), the Warner Theatre was described then as "Connecticut's Most Beautiful Theatre." Damaged extensively in a flood, the Warner was slated for demolition in the early 1980s until the non-profit Northwest Connecticut Association for the Arts (NCAA) was founded and purchased the theatre. The Warner reopened as a performing arts center in 1983, and restoration of the main lobbies and auditorium was completed in November 2002. In 2008, the new 50,000 square foot Carole and Ray Neag Performing Arts Center, which houses a 300 seat studio theatre, 200 seat restaurant and expansive school for the arts, was completed. Today, the Warner is in operation year-round with more than 160 performances and 100,000 patrons passing through its doors each season. Over 10,000 students, pre K-adult, participate in arts education programs and classes. Together, with the support of the community, the Warner has raised close to $17 million to revitalize its facilities. NCAA's mission is to preserve the Warner Theatre as an historic landmark, enhance its reputation as a center of artistic excellence and a focal point of community involvement, and satisfy the diverse cultural needs of the region. To learn more about the Warner Theatre, visit our website: www.warnertheatre.org