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Actors’ Equity Association Audition Center: Open Casting Call for a musical “Avenue Q”

Avenue Q – Equity Chorus Call / Singers
Broadway and First National Tour Production Contract Currently $1,509/week minimum.

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.

Seeking future replacements. All must be strong singer/actors with great comedic timing. IMPORTANT NOTE: Previous puppetry experience not required.

Princeton / Rod: Man, 20s. Princeton: Sweet, charming, cute and sincere. Has recently moved to Avenue Q, where he learns life lessons the hard way from puppets and humans alike. Lovable and appealing. Rod: Closeted homosexual/conserva tive investment banker. Trying to come to terms with his sexuality with the help of Nicky, his best friend and roommate. 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: Man, 20s – 40s. Nicky: Unemployed 20-something. Rod’s roommate. Charming and undeniably cute. Has no problems with Rod being gay. Trekkie Monster: Lives on Avenue Q, in the same building that Princeton moves into. Odd monster with a big heart. Invested in the Internet, and is secretly a millionaire. Bear: Cute, charming little boy bear who, with the help of his counterpart, girl bear, is a very bad influence on Princeton. Looks can be deceiving. Must have skill with different character voices. 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: Woman, 20 – 30. Kate Monster: Kindergarten teaching assistant who dreams about eventually opening a school for monsters. Sweet, shy and attractive, but has low self-esteem. Quickly falls for the new guy on the block, Princeton. Lucy T. Slut: Vixenish vamp with a dangerous side. Sings at a local café. Star of “Girls Gone Wild” Parts 2, 5 and 7. Sees other women as obstacles to men. Vocal style: Contemporary musical theatre with a pop flair. Mezzo-soprano/ belt; comfortably sing up to D in a pop voice. Strong puppeteer skills a plus but not necessary.
Mrs. T / Bad Idea Bear / Ensemble: Woman, 20s – 40. Mrs. T: Old spinster teacher. Bitter and conservative. Kate Monster’s boss. Bad Idea Bear: Cute, charming little girl bear who, with the help of her counterpart, boy bear, is a very bad influence on Princeton. Must have skill with different character voices. Any physical type. Vocal style: Contemporary musical theatre with a pop flair. Mezzo-soprano/ belt; comfortably sing up to D in a pop voice. Strong puppeteer skills a plus but not necessary.

Christmas Eve: Asian woman, 20s – 40s. Wants to be a therapist. Lives on Avenue Q with her Jewish husband, Brian. Funny, edgy, sweet, charming and very appealing. Vocal style: Must have a strong belt to an E flat in the style of a torch song.

Brian: 20s – 40. Chubby, laid-back, wannabe comedian who is unemployed. Married to Christmas Eve, who is constantly badgering him to get a job. Vocal style: Contemporary musical theatre with a pop flair.

Gary Coleman: Mid 20s – 40s, African American. Played by a woman. Former celebrity; now lives/works on Avenue Q. Funny and sardonic, with a unique and vivid presence. Has lived life. Any physical type. Vocal style: Contemporary musical theatre with a pop flair. Alto who can sing a Low D and belt to a B flat. Must explore low register.

Open Call:
Friday, June 13, 2008
10 AM – Equity male singers
2 PM – Equity female singers
@
Actors’ Equity Association Audition Center
165 West 46th Street, 2nd Floor

Please prepare 16 bars of a song that shows off range. Please note the style of music appropriate for specific characters. Bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided.

Producers: Robyn Goodman, Kevin McCollum, Jeffrey Seller, Vineyard Theatre, The New Group
Music/Lyrics: Robert Lopez, Jeff Marx
Book: Jeff Whitty
Director: Jason Moore
Musical Supervisor: Stephen Oremus
Choreographer: Ken Roberson
General Manager: John Corker, The Producing Office
Casting Director: Cindy Tolan
Casting Associate: Adam Caldwell

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