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                                            Show Dates: September 15th-October 2nd, 2022
                                                          Directed By: Bryan Childe
                                                     Assistant Director: Heidi Condon
                                                   Musical Director: Mariano Garcia IV
                                                 Audition Dates: July 10th & 11th, 2022

Synopsis:

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.

Main characters:
Puppet Characters
Puppet Characters ages are an indication of the puppet age in the show. Not necessarily the
age of the actual puppeteer.

Princeton (early 20’s)
One rod puppet.
A fresh-­‐faced kid just out of college. He is looking for his “purpose” in life and is pursuing a
career, love and life satisfaction. He is a little naïve to the realities of life, as most people
are at that age.
Bb2 – G4
Tenor

Kate Monster (mid 20’s)
One rod puppet.
A kindergarten teaching assistant, a bit older than Princeton. She is kind, considerate but
can have a feisty side. “She’s not weak and she’s definitely not a generic ingénue who gets
all swoony and dizzy when it comes to matters of the heart.”
F#3 – F5
Soprano (Mezzo)

Nicky (20’s)
Live hands puppet.
A bit of a slacker, who lives with Rod. They are best friends but have a fiery relationship and
can often be found arguing.
B2 – B4
Tenor

Rod (20’s/30’s)
Two rod puppet.
A Republican investment banker with a secret...he is struggling with coming to terms with
his homosexuality. He comes out over the course of the show. “Rod carries a huge amount
of the heart of the show. The actor playing him can have a ball even with the responsibility
with keeping him true.”
A2 – G4
Tenor

Trekkie Monster (20’s/30’s)
Live hands puppet.
A reclusive creature obsessed by the Internet. Although he appears abrupt and rude, a
sensitive side is revealed during the show. He has a “Cookie Monster” growl to his voice
which would need to be maintained.
Bb2 – F#4
Baritone

Lucy (20’s/30’s)
Two rod puppet.
A vixenish vamp with a dangerous edge. She has starred in “Girls Gone Wild: Parts 2, 5 and
7”. During the show she seduces Princeton which causes a showdown with Kate.
F3 – D5
Alto (Belt)

The Bad Idea Bears (1 x Male, 1 x Female)
Two rod puppets.
Two snuggly, cute teddy-­‐bear types who convince people to do bad things!! “The bears
always work better when they’re cute cute cute and positive. Diabetes inducing sweet.”
Male – Baritone
Female -­‐ Mezzo

Mrs T. (Ancient)
Live hands puppet.
Kate’s boss. She is cranky and bossy

Human Characters
Brian (early 30’s)
A laid-­‐back guy married to Christmas Eve. Unemployed but dreams of becoming a famous
‘smutty’ comedian. “Calling a character “ordinary” is never helpful for any actor – but Brian
does live in a relaxed, easy-­‐come easy-­‐go world.”
B2 – F#4
Baritone

Christmas Eve (20’s/30’s/40’s)
A therapist who has moved here from Japan. Wears the trousers in her relationship with
Brian. “She’s super smart. If you go for the easy stereotype the audience won’t find her
funny after about eight minutes.”
B3 – F#5
Soprano

Gary Coleman
Yes, that Gary Coleman. He lives on the Avenue, too! He’s the superintendent. He is a
washed up Z-­‐list celebrity who has had a public personal life. The part can be played by a
black male/female.
D2 – Bb4/D3 – Bb5*
Tenor/Alto (Belt)
*Main range alto, top Bb appears once as part of a riff

There are also smaller characters which can be doubled up with the actors who are second-­‐
handing.