[ View menu ]

Seeking Male and female singers of all ethnicities for production of “Avenue Q”

“Avenue Q”, AEA Production Contract, $1558/week minimum
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 http://www.avenueq.com/

Seeking: Male and female singers of all ethnicities for future replacements in the ensemble and to understudy the following principals: Important note: previous puppetry experience not required.

Princeton/ Rod:
20s. Must be a strong singer/ actor with great comedic timing. 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. 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 closeted homosexual / conservative investment banker who is trying to come to terms with his sexuality with the help of Nicky, his best friend and roommate.

Nicky/Trekkie Monster/Bad Idea Bear:
20s – 40s. Must be a strong singer/ actor with great comedic timing and 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. Nicky: An unemployed, cute twenty-something 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. Looks can be deceiving.

Kate Monster/ Lucy T. Slut:
20 – 30. Must be a strong singer/ actress with great comedic timing. 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. Kate Monster: A Kindergarten teaching assistant who dreams about eventually opening a school for monsters. She is sweet, shy, and attractive but has low self-esteem. 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.

Mrs. T / Bad Idea Bear/ Ensemble:
20s – 40. Must be a strong singer/ actress with great comedic timing and skill with different character voices. 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. 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.

Christmas Eve:
20s – 40s. An Asian actress. She wants to be a therapist and lives on Avenue Q with her Jewish husband Brian. She is funny, edgy, sweet, charming, and very appealing. 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 – 40. A chubby, laid-back, wannabe comedian who is unemployed. 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.

Equity Chorus Call / Singers:
Friday, December 19, 2008
10 AM — Equity female singers
2 PM — Equity male singers
@
Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Avenue (bet 36th and 37th St.)

Prepare a short song of your choice that shows off range, please note the style of music apropos to specific characters. Bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided.

Please bring a photo and resume stapled together.

Equity Chorus Call Procedures are in effect. An Equity Monitor will be provided.

Producers: Robyn Goodman, Kevin McCollum, Jeffrey Seller, Vineyard Theatre, New Group
Director: Jason Moore
Musical Director: Gary Adler
Choreographer: Ken Roberson
Musical Supervisor: Stephen Oremus
Music and Lyrics: Robert Lopez, Jeff Marx
Book: Jeff Whitty
Casting Director: Cindy Tolan
Casting Associate: Adam Caldwell

SPECIAL OFFER: Save 30% off the regular price of Backstage, including Backstage.com and Backstage Magazine. Casting You Can Trust: Start your acting, modeling, and singing career today!

This Casting Call/Audition filed in: Casting Calls in New York, NY / Paid Auditions and Casting Calls / Theater Auditions