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Auditions will be held at the Pennsylvania Playhouse (390 Illick’s Mill Road, Bethlehem, PA 18017) on Sunday, May 5 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM and Monday, May 6 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Callbacks will be held on Thursday, May 9 starting at 7:00 PM.

Actors will perform cold-readings and should prepare 16 to 32 measures of a contemporary Broadway or contemporary pop style song. An accompanist will be provided but you may bring an instrumental-only track (no vocals on the track)

no a Capella auditions please.

Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, “Avenue Q” is a part human, part puppet comedy which follows a group of twenty-something friends seeking their purpose in big-city life. “Avenue Q” tells the story of a recent college graduate 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 this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates and the ever-elusive purpose in life.

“Avenue Q” will be directed by Clair M. Freeman with musical direction by Brian Foley and choreography by Joanellyn Schubert.

Performances are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from July 26 to August 11.

Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 PM and Sundays are at 6:00 PM.

Actors are encouraged to bring a resume. You may bring a head shot to the audition; however, all actors will be having their photo taken. There will be no dance auditions, so you do not need to wear dance attire. A movement audition will be held at the callbacks. A sign in sheet will be provided at auditions, and auditioners will be seen in order by time of arrival.

“Avenue Q” contains mature content and language. Any actor under the age of 18 must have a signed consent form from a parent or guardian to audition.

Any questions regarding the production may be directed to Clair M. Freeman at cmfreeman58@gmail.com or 570-617-5238.

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:
All ages “suggested” – actors should be able to convincingly portray the age specified.

 Princeton (Baritone)

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 (Alto)

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 (Baritone)

A slacker who lives with Rod. Puppet.

Gender: Male Age: 20 to 30 Vocal range top: B4 Vocal range bottom: B2

Rod (Baritone)

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 (Baritone)

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

Brian (Baritone)

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 (Mezzo-Soprano)

A therapist who recently moved to Avenue Q. Human – Asian American.

Gender: Female Age: 30 to 45 Vocal range top: F#5 Vocal range bottom: B3

Gary Coleman (Alto)

Yes, Gary Coleman. Lives on the Avenue and is superintendent of the apartment building. Human – African American.

Gender: Female Age: 30 to 40 Vocal range top: Bb5 Vocal range bottom: D3

Lucy (Alto)

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 (Mezzo-Soprano / Tenor)

Two snuggly, cute teddy-bear types. Puppets.

Gender: Female / Male Age: 20 to 40 Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Mrs. Thistletwat

Crabby and ancient. Kate's boss. Puppet.

Gender: Female Age: 50 to 65 Non-singing role

Due to the mature content of the play, anyone under the age of 18 who is auditioning must bring a signed parental consent form in to auditions. Click the link below for a copy of the form.