AUBURN — Auditions have been announced for Lewiston/Auburn Community Little Theatre’s upcoming production of the hit musical comedy “Avenue Q.” The open auditions will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20 and Monday, Jan. 21, at the Great Falls Performing Arts Center, 30 Academy St.

The theatre will present the Tony Award winning show April 5-14, 2019. Dr. Paul G. Caron will direct, with musical direction by Rebecca Caron and choreography by Jake Boyce. 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 on low-rent 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. While the show comically addresses adult issues, it is much like a beloved children’s show; a place where puppets are friends, monsters are good and life lessons are learned.

For vocal auditions, participants are asked to prepare and sing 16 bars of a song. Copies of the music will be available for anyone singing a song from the show. Those singing numbers from a different show need to bring the sheet music. No a cappella auditions will be allowed. Due to adult themes and adult language, only actors 18 and above will be cast.

Character Breakdown: Princeton (puppet), a fresh-faced kid just out of college and the protagonist, male ages 20 to 25; Kate Monster (puppet), a kindergarten teaching assistant who is a bit older than Princeton, female ages 25 to 30; Nicky (puppet), a slacker who lives with Rod, male ages 20 to 30; Rod (puppet), a Republican investment banker and closeted homosexual, male ages 25 to 30; Trekkie Monster (puppet), a reclusive creature obsessed with the internet and all it has to offer, male ages 30 to 40; Lucy (puppet), a vixen-like vamp with a dangerous edge, female ages 25 to 30; The Bad-Idea Bears (puppets), two snuggly, cute teddy-bear types, female ages 20 to 40; Mrs. T (puppet), crabby and ancient and Kate’s boss, female ages 50 to 65; Brian, a laid-back guy married to Christmas Eve, male ages 30 to 45; Christmas Eve, a therapist who recently moved to Avenue Q from Japan, female, Asian, ages 30 to 45; and Gary Coleman, yes, that Gary Coleman. Lives on the avenue and is superintendent of the apartment buildings, female, African-American, ages 30 to 40.

For more information, contact [email protected]

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