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AUDITION NOTICE!

 

Announcing
AVENUE Q
AUDITIONS!

ACTORS AGES
16+

IN-PERSON AUDITIONS:

Saturday, January 20, 2024 from 9:00am – 12:00pm
Please go to the sign up genius link to reserve your spot:
 
 
 
 

What to prepare for auditions:

What to prepare for auditions: (please bring a copy of your head shot and resume)
Auditions will consist of a 16-32 bar cutting from a musical theater song. An accompanist will be available. Please choose a piece in the same style of the show.
1 minute comedic monologue.
This show has not been pre-cast. All roles are open. Actors of all races, ethnicity, sizes, and across all
gender spectrums are highly encouraged to apply
 
 
Auditions, rehearsals, and performances will be at Desert Stages Theatre and potentially at Dancer’s Domain
 

 

IN-PERSON CALLBACK
Sunday, January 21, 2024 at 6:30 pm
You will be notified by email if the team needs to see more from you

 

REHEARSALS
are scheduled to begin Sunday, January 28, 2024 – 5:00pm-8:00pm
(subject to change)
 
 
 
 
REHEARSAL DATES
January 28 – March 7
Tech week: March 9 – March 14

NO TECH OR PERFORMANCE CONFLICTS ALLOWED.
Any other conflicts must be approved upon being cast

Typical Rehearsal Schedule: 
Typical First Rehearsal: Orientation, read thru, music rehearsal
Monday – Thursday –  7-10:00 PM
Saturdays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

SHOW DATES

Friday, March 15 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 16 at 2:00 PM
Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 17 at 2:00 PM
Friday, March 22 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 23 at  2:00 PM
Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 24 at 2:00 PM
Friday, March 29 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 30 at 2:00 PM
Saturday, March 30 at 7:30 PM
 
 
FINANCIAL COMMITMENT:
– $50 script deposit required in the form of a check payable to DESERT STAGES THEATRE, due at first read-through.  (Checks are NOT deposited unless scripts are not returned by Saturday, March 30)

– Show T-shirts are available for $20 each.
– Some costume pieces may need to be purchased/provided personally by actors.

OTHER THEATRE POLICIES:
Each performer and production team member will be asked to abide by the rules of Desert Stages Theatre.
Show communications will be through SLACK app.

Each performer will be asked to help promote this DST show.
 
Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
Mainstage Production of

AVENUE Q

Directed & Choreographed by: Stephen Hohendorf

 

Music and Lyrics by: Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Book: Jeff Whitty
 
 
 
SHOW SYNOPSIS

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 BREAKDOWN

What role(s) are you interested in?  (Age ranges are approximate and describe the age an actor should appear to be.)  Actors of all races, ethnicities, sizes, abilities, and genders (conforming and non-conforming) are highly encouraged to audition.*

 

Princeton – A fresh-faced kid just out of college and the protagonist. Puppet.
Kate Monster – A Kindergarten teaching assistant, who is a bit older than Princeton. Puppet.
Nicky – A slacker who lives with Rod. Puppet.
Rod – An investment banker who is Republican and a closeted homosexual. Puppet.
Trekkie Monster – A reclusive creature obsessed with the Internet and all it has to offer. Puppet.
Lucy – A vixenish vamp with a dangerous edge. Puppet.
The Bad Ideas Bears – Two snuggly, cute teddy-bear types. Puppets.
Mrs. T – Crabby and ancient. Kate’s boss. Puppet.
 
Brian – A laid-back guy married to Christmas Eve.
Christmas Eve – A therapist who recently moved to Avenue Q from Japan.
Gary Coleman – Yes, that Gary Coleman. Lives on the Avenue and is superintendent of the apartment buildings.