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 2018/19 SEASON

Monty Python's Spamalot
(Sep. 21 - Oct. 6)

Evita
(Jan. 11 - 26)

Grease
(Mar. 1 - 2)

Avenue Q
(Mar. 29 - Apr. 13)

The Wedding Singer
(Jun. 14 - 29)
Book Audition

Avenue Q

Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Book by Jeff Whitty
Based on an original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marz
Orchestrations and Arrangements by Stephen Oremus

Directed by Joey Sayer
Musical Direction by Mike Jarzecki
Choreography by Gad Ittay Gijon

Audition Dates

Callbacks

Callbacks (if necessary) will be held Saturday January 19th at 10AM.

Audition Location

Auditions are held at the Beddington Theatre Arts Centre

375 Bermuda Dr NW, Calgary, AB (Click here for directions).

Audition Requirements

Members of Equity and ACTRA please note that as FRC produces shows on a volunteer, recreational basis, we will not pay any professional association fees, such as the fees stipulated by Equity's Amateur Guest Artist policy, under any circumstances whatsoever.

Please prepare:

  1. a comedic monologue (up to 2 minutes in length) with a character voice

  2. two songs, one that demonstrates vocal range and one comedic number (approximately 1 minute each). Please bring a backing track or accompanist as one will not be provided. A backing track should not have lead vocals on it. No a capella please.


Please bring a photo and resume; ensure that any puppet experience is highlighted on your resume. Puppet experience is not required as we will be providing coaching.
Note there will be no dance requirement for auditions, any necessary dance review will be done at callbacks.

Come prepared with any and all conflicts to the rehearsal schedule.

About the Show

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.


This 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.

S-C-H-A-D-E-N-F-R-E-U-D-E!

Run Dates:

March 29th - April 13th, 2019, Beddington Theatre Arts Centre

PLEASE NOTE: For the week prior to opening (beginning Sunday March 24th), please expect a rehearsal or other activity on each day.

Rehearsals

This is an accelerated rehearsal process.
Readthrough will be January 21st at 7pm.
Rehearsals will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 7pm - 10pm from January 21 - March 23.
Rehearsals will be held Saturdays from 1pm - 5pm from January 26 - March 23.
Rehearsals will be held on Fridays from 7pm - 10pm from March 1 - March 23.
Please also advise availability if more time is required for Sundays from 7pm - 10pm from Feb 24 - March 17.
Please see this Google Calendar if helpful.

Roles Available

Note that we will not be casting one actor in multiple main roles but each actor will have one role as their own. All roles may require helping with additional puppeteer roles as necessary.

NameGenderVocal RangeDescription
Puppet Roles
Princeton M Baritone A fresh-faced kid just out of college.
Kate Monster F Alto A kindergarten teaching assistant, a bit older than Princeton.
Nicky M Baritone A bit of a slacker who lives with Rod.
Rod M Baritone A Republican investment banker with a secret.
Trekkie Monster M Baritone A reclusive creature obsessed by the Internet.
Lucy F Alto A vixenish vamp with a dangerous edge.
Bad Idea Bear 1 M Tenor A snuggly, cute teddy-bear.
Bad Idea Bear 2 F Mezzo-Soprano A snuggly, cute teddy-bear.
Human Roles
Brian M Baritone A laid-back guy married to Christmas Eve.
Christmas Eve F Mezzo-Soprano A therapist who moved here from Japan
Gary Coleman MF Alto Yes, that Gary Coleman. He lives on the Avenue, too. He's the superintendent.

Book your audition online!

Please choose an audition time below and complete the request form.

Please note: If you have not booked an audition by 2 hours prior to the start of auditions on the day of your audition, please PHONE the direct office line at 587-332-0250.

For all other inquiries, please call 403-246-8505 (ext. 3 for auditions)

Saturday
January 12, 2019

1:00 PM Full
1:10 PM Full
1:20 PM Full
1:30 PM Full
1:40 PM Full
1:50 PM Full
2:00 PM Full
2:10 PM Full
2:20 PM Full
2:30 PM Full
2:40 PM Full
2:50 PM Blocked
(Break)
3:00 PM Full
3:10 PM Full
3:20 PM Full
3:30 PM Full
3:40 PM Full
3:50 PM Full
4:00 PM Full
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5:00 PM Blocked
5:10 PM Full
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5:30 PM Full
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5:50 PM Full
6:00 PM Full
6:10 PM Blocked

Tuesday
January 15, 2019

7:00 PM Full
7:10 PM Full
7:20 PM Full
7:30 PM Full
7:40 PM Full
7:50 PM [Book]
8:00 PM Full
8:10 PM Full
8:20 PM Full
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8:50 PM Full
9:00 PM Full
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Wednesday
January 16, 2019

7:00 PM Full
7:10 PM Full
7:20 PM Full
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8:00 PM Full
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