Avenue Q

  • Equity
  • Non-Equity
  • Anywhere

Website Williams Street Repertory

Pay Rate: CAT Tier 2 Contract Salary (Weekly Minimum): $375.00
Audition Location: Chicago, Crystal Lake

Monday, June 10th: Equity Principal Audition at Chicago AEA Building, 9am – 5pm
Wednesday, June 12th: Non-Equity Audition Day at 140, 10:30am – 2:30pm
Friday, June 14th & 15th: Invited Callbacks in Crystal Lake

AVENUE Q
Music & Lyrics by Jeff Marx & Robert Lopez
Book by Jeff Whitty

Director : Joe Lehman (Expected to attend)
Music Director : Jamie Mablin (Expected to attend)
WSR Artistic Director : Richard Kuranda

Contract Type: CAT Tier 2
Contract Salary (Weekly Minimum): $375.00

SEEKING: Equity & Non-Equity singers/actors for all roles in AVENUE Q (see breakdown). All roles will be understudied. Local Chicago/Crystal Lake actors are encouraged to audition. Experience in puppetry is a plus, but not required.

Williams Street Rep is committed to increasing diversity & inclusion in the American Theater. We welcome all types, ages, ethnicities, genders & actors with disabilities to audition.

PREPARE: Please prepare a 32-bar selection that you have fun performing and shows off your personality, physicality and playfulness as well as vocal strengths. We may ask for a brief comedic monologue or something else from your book as well.

Please bring one copy of your headshot and resume.

Sign-Up Genius link for the Non-Equity Auditions: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0B4EADAB22AAFA7-49881514-avenue#/

Avenue Q is Rated R due to adult language, situations, and puppet sex. That’s right, puppet sex. If you have any questions, please email casting@wsrep.org.

Material to Prepare:

PREPARE: Please prepare a 32 bar selection that you have fun performing and shows off your personality, physicality and playfulness as well as vocal strengths. We may ask for a brief comedic monologue or something else from your book as well.
Please bring one copy of your headshot and resume.
If you have any questions, please email casting@wsrep.org.

Character Type/Restrictions:

SEEKING: Equity & Non-Equity singers/actors for all roles in AVENUE Q (see breakdown). All roles will be
understudied. Local Chicago/Crystal Lake actors are encouraged to audition. Experience in puppetry is a
plus, but not required.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:
Puppet Characters: These characters are puppets operated by puppeteers. A variety of types of puppets are used and puppeteers may play multiple characters at different times.

Princeton: A fresh-faced kid just out of college, Vocal Range B flat 2 to G4
Kate Monster: A kindergarten teaching assistant, a bit older than Princeton, Vocal Range F#3 to F5
Nicky: A bit of a slacker who lives with Rod, Vocal range B2 - B4
Rod: A Republican investment banker with a secret, Vocal Range A2 to G4
Trekkie Monster: A reclusive creature obsessed by the internet, Vocal Range Bflat2 - E flat 4
Lucy: A vixenish vamp with a dangerous edge, Vocal Range F3 to F5
The Bad Idea Bears: Two snuggly, cute teddy-bear types, Vocal Range Bflat 3 to G4
Mrs. T.: Ancient, Kate's Boss, speaking role

Human Characters:

Brian: Male-identifying, A laid-back guy married to Christmas Eve, Vocal Range B2 to F#4

Christmas Eve: Female-identifying, A therapist who moved here from Japan, Vocal Range B3 to F#5

Gary Coleman: Male or female-identifying, or gender fluid. Yes, that Gary Coleman. He lives on the Avenue, too. He's the superintendent. D3 to Bflat 5

 

Williams Street Rep is committed to increasing diversity & inclusion in the American Theater. We welcome
all types, ages, ethnicities, genders & actors with disabilities to audition.

To apply for this job email your details to casting@wsrep.org