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Avenue Q
Music & Lyrics by Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx Book by Jeff Whitty
Directed by Lee Hamby
Main Stage
August 10-26
AVENUE Q: the musical – RATED R
Music & Lyrics by Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx Book by Jeff Whitty
 
Directed & Choreographed by Lee Hamby 
 
Performance Dates: August 10-26 2017 /  Auditions Sunday June 4, 2017 2:00pm
 
This puppet-filled comedy follows a group of 20-somethings seeking their purpose in big-city life. 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.
 

Character Breakdown:
 
BRIAN A laid-back guy married to Christmas Eve. Human. Male, 25-45 yrs old
 
CHRISTMAS EVE- A therapist who recently moved to Avenue Q from Japan. Human. Female, Asian, 25-45 yrs old 
 
GARY COLEMAN- Yes, that Gary Coleman. Lives on the Avenue and is superintendent of the apartment buildings. Human. Male or Female, African- American 25-40 yrs old 
 
KATE MONSTER- A Kindergarten teaching assistant, who is a bit older than Princeton. Puppet. Female, 20-30 yrs old 
 
LUCY- A vixenish vamp with a dangerous edge. Puppet. Female, 20-35 yrs old 
 
NICKY- A slacker who lives with Rod. Puppet. Male, 20-30 yrs old
 
PRINCETON- A fresh-faced kid just out of college and the protagonist. Puppet. Male, 20-25 yrs old
 
ROD- An investment banker who is Republican and a closeted homosexual. Puppet. Male, 25-35 yrs old
 
THE BAD IDEA BEARS- Two snuggly, cute teddy-bear types. Puppets. 1 Male, 20-45yrs old; 1 Female, 20-45 yrs old
 
TREKKIE MONSTER- A reclusive creature obsessed with the Internet and all it has to offer. Puppet. Male, 30-50 yrs old
 
MRS. T- Crabby and Ancient. Kate’s boss. Puppet. Female, 45-65 yrs old
 
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