Kentwood Players - Coming Soon
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 Marx
Directed by Susan Goldman Weisbarth
Musical Direction by Mike Walker

Produced by Gail Bernardi and Margie Bates
November 10 – December 16, 2017
AVENUE Q is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)

Winner of the Tony “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is an irreverent and hilarious musical that 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, love and their ever-elusive purpose in life. Filled with gut-busting laugh-out-loud 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 and is loosely based on a popular children's show (a place where puppets are friends, monsters are good, and life lessons are learned), this show features adult themes, offensive language and an onstage portrayal of puppet sex. It is not appropriate for children under 16 years of age.

The Character Breakdown is:
Princeton/Rod
Puppet character, age 22-25--Princeton is sweet, sincere, fresh out of college, struggling to find his purpose. He also plays Rod, a conservative investment banker, in the closet and struggling with his secret. Requires strong singer with great comic timing.
Kate Monster/Lucy the Slut
Puppet character--age 25-30, is a kindergarten teacher's assistant, who dreams of having her own Monster school, conservative and smart, she seems to have it all together but wants to find someone to love. Also plays Lucy the Slut, a vixenish vamp who sings at the Around the Clock Cafe. Strong singing skills a must with great comic timing. Puppeteer skills a plus but not required.
Brian
Human character--age 25-35. Brian is lovable, laid back and doesn't seem to mind being unemployed. Engaged to Christmas Eve. Extremely likeable and easy going. Must be a strong singer with great comic timing.
Christmas Eve
Human character--age 28-34--Asian--smart, sassy and is a therapist but with no clients. She is strong but nurturing. Strong singer with great comic timing.
Nicky/Bad News Bear Boy/Ensemble
Puppet character. Age 25-32. Nicky lives with Rod and is a bit of a slacker. He fights with Rod but suspects he might have a secret. Also plays Bad News Bear Boy, a cuddly cute bear who gives Princeton bad advise. Actor should be able to differentiate the characters. Strong singer with great comic timing. Puppeteer skills a plus but not required.
Mrs T/ Bad News Bear Girl/Ensemble
Puppet character --age 25-32, Mrs T is Kate Monster's cranky boss. Also plays Bad News Bear Girl who gives bad advice to Kate Monster. Actress must be able to differentiate the characters. Strong singer with great comic timing. Puppeteer skills s plus but not required.
Gary Coleman
Human character--age 30-49--now living on Avenue Q, because his folks spent all his money, actor or actress should be a strong singer with great comic timing.
Trekkie Monster
Puppet character--any age from 18-80. Great character role with great comic timing. Trekkie thinks the internet was made for Porn. Strong puppeteer skills a plus but not required.
Ensemble/Puppet Characters--Strong singers able to move well. Watch the Audition page for audition details.


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