Auditions for "Avenue Q"


Music & Lyrics by Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx
Book by Jeff Whitty
Book based on an original concept by Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx

Director: Monique Essegern
Music Director: Ted Niles
Heather Doucette

Audition Dates: Tuesday, June 13 and Thursday, June 15  at 7 pm
Callbacks: Sunday, June 18 (if required)

Audition Bookings: Email director, Monique Essegern at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an audition time.

Location: Whitby Centennial Building (AKA Whitby Courthouse Theatre), 416 Centre Street S, Whitby

What to Bring/Format: Resume and photo (if not provided electronically) and completed audition form with you. You can download a copy of the form by clicking here. If you cannot access the form, you may fill it out at the audition. Auditions will consit of a prepared song that suits the gengre of the show (a pianist will be present), improvisation and cold readings from the play.

Performance Dates: Preview: February 7, Run: February 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17*, 22, 23, 24, 2018 (*matinee and evening performances February 17)

About The Play: Winner of the Tony Award Triple Crown for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book, the hilarious Avenue Q tells the timeless story of a recent college graduate trying to find his way in the world. Set in New York City all the way out on Avenue Q (he couldn’t afford anything better), we are introduced to fresh-faced Princeton as he struggles to find his purpose: meeting friends, finding love, losing love, and finding it again, along the way. Inspired by the beloved children’s show Sesame Street, Avenue Q creates a puppet-filled world that is a little more reflective of the difficult, R-rated realities that we face when we learn that real life isn’t as simple as we dreamed it might be – but perhaps, suggests Avenue Q, life is all the more colourful and worthwhile for it. Note: Despite featuring puppets, Avenue Q is R-rated, with adult topics, offensive language, and onstage portrayal of puppet copulation.

Casting (all ages indicated are approximate, and may not necessarily represent the actual age of the actor):

Live Characters:

  • CHRISTMAN EVE – female, Japanese ethnicity, late 20’s to 30’s, supporting, mezzo-soprano
  • BRIAN – male, mid-thirties to early 40’s, supporting, baritone
  • GARY COLEMAN – (yes, that Gary Coleman, usually played by a female), supporting, alto

Main Puppet Characters: (actors may voice/manipulate more than one puppet character)

  • KATE MONSTER – mid to late 20’s, lead, alto
  • PRINCETON – male, mid to late 20’s, lead, baritone
  • NICKY – male, late 20’s to 30’s, supporting, baritone
  • ROD – male, late 20’s to 30’s, supporting, baritone
  • TREKKIE MONSTER – definitely male, ageless, supporting, baritone
  • LUCY – female, supporting, alto
  • MRS. THISTLETWAT – female, supporting, spoken
  • BAD IDEA BEAR 1 – male, supporting, tenor
  • BAD IDEA BEAR 2 – female, supporting, mezzo-soprano

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416 Centre Street, South
Whitby, ON  L1N 4W2
Main entrance and parking is located off King St.

Phone Number: 905-668-8111

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