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Auditions: Avenue Q

03/21/2017


Raleigh Little Theatre will be holding auditions for Avenue Q on Monday, April 3 and Tuesday, April 4 with callbacks on April 5. The production will be directed by Jesse R. Gephart.

Callbacks have now been posted.

Important dates

Auditions: Monday and Tuesday April 3 and 4 in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre. Registration from 6:30pm and rehearsals start at 7:00pm. Please sign up for an audition night.
Callbacks: April 5 at 7:00 pm in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre
First cast meeting: Monday, April 17
No conflicts after: May 5. No more than 5 conflicts for the entire duration of the rehearsal process.

Preview: Wednesday, May 31 and Thursday, June 1
Opening night: Friday, June 2
Performances: June 2 through June 18 with a likely extension to June 25
Strike: June 18 (or June 25, if extended) following the 3:00pm show. All actors are expected to participate in strike.

About the Show

Recent college grad, Princeton, moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. Along with his new friends, Princeton struggles to find a job, date, and discover an ever-elusive purpose in life. Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, this truly unique show has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere.

For more information, see the Avenue Q show page.

About the roles

Princeton:
A fresh-faced kid just out of college and the protagonist. Puppet.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Kate Monster:
A Kindergarten teaching assistant, who is a bit older than Princeton. Puppet.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 30
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: F#3

Nicky:
A slacker who lives with Rod. Puppet.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: B2

Rod:
An investment banker who is Republican and a closeted homosexual. Puppet.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 30
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Trekkie Monster:
A reclusive creature obsessed with the Internet and all it has to offer. Puppet.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: Eb4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Lucy:
A vixenish vamp with a dangerous edge. Puppet.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 30
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: F3

The Bad Idea Bears:
Two snuggly, cute teddy-bear types. Puppets.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Mrs. T:
Crabby and ancient. Kate’s boss. Puppet.
Gender: Female
Age: 50 to 65

Brian:
A laid-back guy married to Christmas Eve. Human.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: B2

Christmas Eve:
A therapist who recently moved to Avenue Q from Japan. Human.
Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: F#5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Gary Coleman:
Yes, that Gary Coleman. Lives on the Avenue and is superintendent of the apartment buildings. Human.
Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: Bb5
Vocal range bottom: D3

About the Auditions

Please sign up for an audition night.

Please prepare 16 – 32 bars of a song in the style of the show. Something upbeat and fun, funny, or even quirky. Personality is paramount.

You must bring your own sheet music and an accompanist will be provided by the theatre. Please do not perform acapella unless that is how the song you will perform was originally written.

We encourage individuals of all ethnicities, abilities, identities, and orientations to audition.

Note that the traditional tracking of this show may not be used. We are open to exploring how we can remain true to the story and structure, while simultaneously showcasing as much community talent as we can. The solo casting of folks like Rod and Princeton, or Kate Monster and Lucy, as well as a more “non-traditional” ensemble, open up opportunities we are excited to explore if they present themselves.

Callback list will be posted on the RLT website by Noon on Wednesday, April 5.

Callbacks: Wednesday, April 5 in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre

Perusal copies of the scripts will be available for a 48 hour check out from the RLT office which is located in the rear of the building and opened from 10:00am-5:00pm Mon-Fri. Please call the business office to check on availability (919) 821-4579.

Contact Patrick Torres at patrick@nullraleighlittletheatre.org with any questions.

Production Team

Director: Jesse R. Gephart
Music Director: TBD
Scenic Designers: Miyuki Su & Duncan Jenner
Lighting Designer: Cailen Waddell
Costume Designer: Vicki Olson
Stage Manager: Adam Budlong

About RLT

Raleigh Little Theatre is a welcoming community theatre with a large family of volunteer actors and backstage crew. Our staff of designers and directors strive to deliver a professional level of quality to our productions which has resulted in many awards over the years. All our actors and crew members are volunteers and we encourage you to join us!

Audition forms

Interested in auditioning? Here’s some forms to fill out and bring with you to auditions: