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No Experience Necessary!

Avenue Q
Directed by Kate Musgrove
(AD/SM Jacob Huskey, Musical Director Sarah Culp, Choreographer Maggie Killian)

Auditions:  Monday, July 21 at 6:30 and Tuesday, July 22 at 6:30
Callbacks:  Wednesday, July 23 at 6:30
Location:  CEC Theatre (1800 Nelwood Drive)

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Please prepare a selection of a song from a musical that is comedic in nature.  Your audition should not exceed two minutes.  Musical accompaniment is preferred. If it is available, please bring sheet music to be played by our accompanist; a CD/digital track is okay too.  Please craft an audition that showcases both your singing and acting abilities.  Remember, too, that many of the characters in Avenue Q are puppets and require unique voices.

Rehearsals: Read/Sing Through Friday, July 25 at 6:30
Rehearsals begin on Monday, July 28 at 6:30
Tech Weekend:  September 6-7
Opening Night:  September 11
Performance Dates:  September 11-14, 18-21 and 25-28

There may be some Saturday rehearsals depending on schedules and conflicts.  This is an ensemble show with a relatively small cast so everyone’s presence at rehearsals is very important.  Please bring a list of all conflicts with you to the auditions.  If you have conflicts (and everybody does) don’t worry…it does not mean that you won’t be cast…but we do need to know about them in order to schedule rehearsals dates and times in a timely and efficient manner.

Please note:  Avenue Q contains mature language and themes.  It is not a children’s show despite the Sesame Street-like puppets.

If you have any questions or need to schedule a different audition time, please contact the director, Kate Musgrove, at

Plot Summary:
Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, AVENUE Q is a laugh-out-loud musical that 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 newfound friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.

Avenue Q Character Breakdown
BRIAN A laid-back guy married to Christmas Eve.
Male, 30-45 yrs old
Range: B2 - F#4

CHRISTMAS EVE A therapist who recently moved to Avenue Q from Japan.
Female, 30-45 yrs old
Range: B3 - F#5

GARY COLEMAN Yes, that Gary Coleman. Lives on the Avenue and is superintendent of the apartment buildings.
African American Male or Female, 30-40 yrs old
Range: D3 - Bb5

KATE MONSTER A Kindergarten teaching assistant, who is a bit older than Princeton. Puppet.
Female, 25-30 yrs old
Range: F#3 - F5

LUCY A vixenish vamp with a dangerous edge. Puppet.
Female, 25-30 yrs old
Range: F3 - F5

MRS. T Crabby and ancient. Kate's boss. Puppet.
Female, 50-65 yrs old
Speaking Role

NICKY A slacker who lives with Rod. Puppet.
Male, 20-30 yrs old
Range: B2 - B4

PRINCETON A fresh-faced kid just out of college and the protagonist. Puppet.
Male, 20-25 yrs old
Range: Bb2 - G4

ROD An investment banker who is Republican and a closeted homosexual. Puppet.
Male, 25-30 yrs old
Range: A2 - G4

THE BAD IDEA BEARS Two snuggly, cute teddy-bear types. Puppets.
1 Male, 20-40 yrs old; 1 Female, 20-40 yrs old
Male Range: Bb3 - G4; Female Range: Bb3 - C5

TREKKIE MONSTER A reclusive creature obsessed with the Internet and all it has to offer. Puppet.
Male, 30-40 yrs old
Range: Bb2 - Eb4

***When choosing to audition, please note that this show contains mild language and some sexual innuendo.***

CEC celebrates the diversity of our community. Anyone, regardless of background or experience, is welcome to audition or participate in any way!

Helpful Audition Information
Whether you have auditioned many times before or have never auditioned for a show at all we would like your audition to be a fun and memorable experience at CEC. We have put together some helpful hints to make your audition a good experience.

Nonmusical Auditions (Straight plays)
Dress appropriately for the audition. Wear something you will be comfortable in. The director may have you acting out a scene in which there is a lot of movement. Speak clearly and loud enough so the director can hear and understand you.

Musical Auditions
Dress appropriately for the audition. Women - Do not wear tight skirts, dresses or clothing that will impede your movements. Also bring comfortable shoes to wear. High heels and sandals will get in the way. Men - Don't wear ball caps or sunglasses during the audition. These items are a distraction to the director. Wear clothes that you would work out at the gym with. If you have dance shoes Please bring them otherwise bring tennis shoes. CEC has facilities in which you may change clothes if you wish to bring them. Remember that you are not auditioning for a fashion show.

Have a Song Prepared
Choose a song that will emphasize your vocal range and will allow the director to hear you clearly. Even if you just sing Happy Birthday, practice it before you audition. During a musical audition an accompanist is available if you wish to bring sheet music. A CD player and cassette player are also available.

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