Inspired by the beloved children’s show Sesame Street, Avenue Q creates a puppet-filled world that is a little more reflective of the difficult, R-rated realities that we face when we learn that real life isn’t as simple as we dreamed it might be – but perhaps, suggests Avenue Q, life is all the more colourful and worthwhile for it
**Note: despite featuring puppets, Avenue Q features adult topics, language, and an onstage portrayal of puppet sex. Cast must be 18 or have parental permission to audition.**
If you are unsure about the content, please google the show
That’s right, puppets!
Avenue Q provides a unique experience for all involved, whether they are performing as a puppet character or interacting with the puppet characters; it’s a true collaborative ensemble piece of FUN musical theatre.
Never worked with puppets? please don’t be scared or put off from auditioning, – we encourage all interested to audition.
The entire rehearsal process will be an exciting & supportive atmosphere for all involved!
AUDITIONS for Avenue Q will be held on Friday 5th May (From 6pm onwards) and Sat 6th May (from 5pm onwards)
Auditionees should contact the Production Manager Liz on 0402 419 985
Performance Dates are: Friday 25th August, Sat 26th, Sunday 27th, Thurs 31st, Fri 1st Sep, Sat 2nd, Sun 3rd, Thurs 7th, Fri 8th, Sat 9th, Sun 10th. NB There may be a possibility of Charity Nights on both Wednesdays.
Auditions will be 10-15 mins in length. Online rehearsal tracks will be available once you contact Liz, but you can sing a song not from the show but must bring a track on a device (and a speaker just in case). There will be no preparation for the dialogue part of the audition…you will be given a part to read from the script at auditions.
Rehearsals will start with a meet & greet on Monday 15th May and will continue on Monday 22nd and Monday 29th. Further mid week rehearsals will be added later
The Avenue Q universe is an extremely heightened reality, resulting in most characters being quite over-the-top and surreal. Please take this into consideration when preparing for your audition.
PRINCETON – Puppet character
A fresh-faced kid just out of college looking for his purpose in life.
KATE MONSTER – Puppet character
A Kindergarten teaching assistant, a bit older than Princeton. Navigating her way through life in a world of Monsters & Humans.
GARY COLEMAN – Human character.
Yes, that Gary Coleman but now a superintendent of a building on Avenue Q. Traditionally, this role is played by a woman, but can also be played by a man.
BRIAN – Human character.
A laid-back guy married to Christmas Eve. Wannabe comedian, struggling to find work.
CHRISTMAS EVE – Human character.
An archetypal Asian immigrant who wants to be a therapist. Engaged to Brian. She is slightly controlling & demanding, with great comedic timing.
NICKY – Puppet character.
A bit of a slacker, who lives with Rod. Think Ernie from Sesame Street.
ROD – Puppet character
A Republican investment banker (resembles Bert from Sesame Street) who lives with Nicky. Rod is struggling with being gay and comes out over the course of the show.
TREKKIE MONSTER – 2 person Puppet character
1 role as Voice & Right hand + 1 roll as non-verbal Left hand –(Left hand will be trained as swing/understudy for other characters)
(Not to be confused with Cookie Monster, although the vocal resemblance is uncanny)- a monster who lives in the building on Avenue Q is very obsessed with using the internet for naughty things!
LUCY T. SLUT Puppet character.
A boa-wearing nightclub singer who likes to seduce young guys like Princeton
THE BAD IDEA BEARS – Puppet characters x 2 (Male or Female)
Two little bears who like to come out and convince good people to do bad bad things…in a snuggly way.
MRS. THISTLETWAT – Puppet character.
Ancient, cranky, and thistle-like. The Kindergarten teacher who Kate Monster works for.
Newcomer – Human character
New perspective tenant on Avenue Q – Appears at end of show (will also be trained as swing/understudy for other characters)