Audition Dates:
March 3 & 4, 2019
7:00 PM

Central Park Performing Arts Center
105 Central Park Drive





Performance Dates:
May 10-19, 2019


Director & Choreographer - Derek Baxter
Music Director - William Coleman



Please prepare 16 bars of a Musical Theatre song (in your key) that showcases your range and personality.

Please do not use voices during the audition as the Production Staff want to hear your natural voice first and foremost.

Bring sheet music; a pianist will be provided.
No acapella or recorded music.
Wear or bring proper dance attire (no sandals or flip-flops).
There may be readings from the script.

Rehearsals are Monday - Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons.

Please bring a list of any conflicts to the audition along with a current headshot and resume (if you have one).

Contains adult language, content, and puppet nudity.

Cast Requirements

Princeton / Rod:
Princeton: He is sweet, charming, cute and sincere.
Rod: A conservative, uptight investment banker who is a closeted homosexual.
20s - 30s. Must be a strong singer/actor with great comedic timing and the ability to differentiate these characters with specific voices and physicalities.
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:
Nicky: An unemployed slacker, Rod’s roommate and has no problems with Rod being gay.
Trekkie Monster: An odd monster who has a big heart.
Bear: A cute and charming little boy bear who is a very bad influence.
20s - 30s. Must be a strong singer/actor with great comedic timing and the ability to differentiate these characters with specific voices and physicalities.
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.

Kate Monster/ Lucy T. Slut:
Kate Monster: She may look sweet, put together, and conservative, but has a very feisty and opinionated Monster side.
Lucy T. Slut: A vixenish vamp with a dangerous side who sings at a local café.
20s - 30s. Must be a strong singer/ actress with great comedic timing and the ability to differentiate these characters with specific voices and physicalities.
Vocal style: Contemporary musical theatre with a pop flair. A mezzo-soprano/belt that can comfortably sing up to a D in pop voice. Puppeteer skills a plus but not necessary.

Mrs. T / Bad Idea Bear/ Ensemble:
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 is a very bad influence.
20s - 30s. Must be a strong singer/actress with great comedic timing and the ability to differentiate these characters with specific voices and physicalities.
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. Puppeteer skills a plus but not necessary.

Gary Coleman:
Mid 20s - 40s. An African American woman. Funny and sardonic, with a unique and vivid presence. Has lived life. Must be a strong singer/actress with great comedic timing.
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.

Christmas Eve:
20s - 30s. Asian female. She is smart, blunt and edgy, but also nurturing and kind. 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 – 30s. A chubby, laid-back, wannabe comedian who doesn’t mind being unemployed. A good guy with a relaxed attitude who everyone always likes. Easy to be around. Must be a strong singer/actor with great comedic timing.
Vocal style: Contemporary musical theatre tenor with a pop flair.

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.