By Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx, Book by Jeff Whitty, Based on an original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Directed by Thomas J. Kasdorf & Matt Starika
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.
Produced by Middleton Players Theatre at Middleton Performing Arts Center, Middleton High School, 2100 Bristol Street,Middleton
Performances: June 26 - July 4, 2015
Ticket Prices: Adults $25 Seniors $20 Students $15
Call 800-838-3006 for reservations or more information.
Auditions will be held on the following days:
Middleton Players Theatre is pleased to announce audition dates for its 2015 Summer Season. Auditions for all shows will be held at the same time. We are seeking a large number of Adult Singers/Actors/Dancers to fill a multitude of roles in all three shows. We are also seeking a small ensemble of Children for Carousel and 1-2 children for the role of Tam in Miss Saigon. Those auditioning can audition for any or all shows offered.
General Open Audition Dates & Times:
Friday, February 27 (6:30p.m. – 10:00p.m.)
Saturday, February 28 (11:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. & 5:00p.m. – 10:00p.m.)
Sunday, March 1 Kids Auditions Only! (12:00p.m. – 2:00p.m.)
Dance Call Audition Dates and Times:
Saturday, February 28 (10:00a.m. or 4:00p.m.)
Call-Back Audition Dates & Times:
Sunday, March 1 (3:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.)
Monday, March 2 (6:30p.m. – 9:00p.m.)
Whether auditioning for one show or the entire season, all adults auditioning is required to prepare the following materials:
1.) 16-32 bars of (1) Ballad and (1) Up-tempo song from a Broadway musical. The songs should vary in style and should showcase the performer’s vocal style and range.
2.) All auditioners must attend one of the three offered dance call auditions. Dance auditions will consist of a simple movement combo and a Jazz/Ballet combo. Be prepared to wear comfortable, loose clothing and proper shoes for dancing.
All children interested in auditioning for either Carousel or Miss Saigon should come on Sunday, March 1st from 12:00a.m. – 2:00p.m. Children do not have to prepare a song for auditions, but advanced sign up is required. Auditions will consist of several acting/improvisation exercises and a small dance/movement routine. Children should come wearing comfortable clothes and be ready to show off acting ability. Some older children might be asked to cold read from the script. (Average age for youth roles: 8-14)
AUDITION SIGN UP:
All adults need to sign up in advance for an audition time. Children also need to sign up in advance, but all children will audition at the same time. Walk-ins will be accepted if time allows.
To sign up for an audition, please go to: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084fa8a62ea0f49-summer
VIDEO AUDITION SUBMISSIONS:
If you will be unable to attend one of our general call auditions, you may submit a video audition. You’re video needs to contain your two songs as described above. The first step is to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and request an audition application. You are welcome to submit a dance video as well, although it is not required. If the directors want to see a specific person dance, you may be contacted to submit video footage or to come in for a dance call at a later time.
(Video auditions will not be accepted for Children)
1.) THE VERY BEST- Your video may be the only chance for you to show us what you’ve got! In a regular, in-person audition, you have one shot. With a video, you can take as many “takes” as you need. Take multiple shots and send us the best one you have.
2.) SOUND BALANCE- It is important that we be able to hear you. Making sure you are not too far away from the camera (or too close to the camera) will help, especially if you are not using a microphone. Also make sure the camera isn’t too close to your piano or sound system, otherwise the accompaniment will overpower the sound. We need to hear your voice and the accompaniment clearly and in balance with each other.
3.) WE NEED TO SEE YOU- Whether it’s for the vocal audition or for a dance portion, we need to be able to see you. For you vocal audition, make sure you are centered in the frame. It’s not necessary for us to see you from head to toe, but we’d like to see as much of you as possible, without harming the sound quality. For a dance audition, make sure the camera is set back far enough that you never dance out of frame. For this portion, we do need to see you from head to toe at all times.
4.) SLATE YOURSELF- Before you begin singing, please make sure you tell us your name and the show(s) you are auditioning for. (If you are only auditioning for a specific role, please tell us that role.) If you’re submitting a dance clip, please slate yourself again before that section.
WAYS TO SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO:
All submissions must be received by Monday, February 16, 2014 to ensure we will be able to view your submission for consideration.
EMAIL- If you are recording your submission digitally, you can send your file to email@example.com. Your file needs to be a compatible file type (.mov, .mp4, ,m4v, .mpg, etc.). We have to be able to easily open your video file.
ONLINE- You can post your video on YouTube or a similar site. Simply send us the link.
Please, no hard copy DVDs or VHS.
Please let us know if you have any other questions. Good Luck!
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, a delightfully catchy score, and not to mention puppets, Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a avorite for audiences everywhere.
Projected cast size & description:
SMALL 8-15 Roles for principle and ensemble roles
(Strong singer/actor’s with the ability to play multiple roles with character voices. Minimal dance is required, but almost everyone will also maneuver puppets.)
NOTE: Actors of all diverse backgrounds are encouraged to audition!
*Denotes that an offer for a specific role has been made
Understudies will be cast for principle roles.
Brian- BARI/TENOR- (30-45) A laid-back guy married to Christmas Eve.
Christmas Eve- MEZZO/BELT- (30-45) A therapist who recently moved to Avenue Q from Japan.
Gary Coleman- ALTO/BELT- (30-40) Yes, that Gary Coleman. Lives on the Avenue and is superintendent of the apartment buildings.
Kate Monster- ALTO/MEZZO- (25-30) A Kindergarten teaching assistant, who is a bit older than Princeton. Puppet.
Lucy The Slut- ALTO/BELT- (25-30) A vixenish vamp with a dangerous edge. Puppet.
Mrs. T- SPOKEN- (50-65) Crabby and ancient. Kate's boss. Puppet.
Nicky- BARITONE- (20-30) A slacker who lives with Rod. Puppet.
Princeton- TENOR- (20-25) A fresh-faced kid just out of college and the protagonist. Puppet.
Rod- TENOR- (25-30) An investment banker who is Republican and a closeted homosexual. Puppet.
The Bad Idea Bears- Two snuggly, cute teddy-bear types. Puppets.
1 Male, (20-40); 1 Female, (20-40)
Trekkie Monster- BARITONE- (30-40) A reclusive creature obsessed with the Internet and all it has to offer. Puppet.