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Auditions for The Chameleon Theatre Circle

The Chameleon Theatre Circle announces auditions for the musical Avenue Q!

Auditions will take place on Sunday, June 5 and Monday, June 6 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. each evening, at the Ames Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville MN 55337. Callbacks will take place on Tuesday, June 7 in the same location starting at 6 p.m.

Auditions are by appointment only. To register, email Andrew Troth at, specifying your preferred day and any time restrictions, and you will be assigned an audition time. Please include a phone number in your email.

Please prepare two contrasting 16-32 bar musical theatre pieces, showing us two different characters. As part of your audition you will also be asked to operate a hand puppet to the song "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift. Puppet will be provided. No puppeteering experience required.

Bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. All roles are available. Actors/dancers/singers ages 18 and up, of all varieties and experience levels, are welcome and encouraged to audition.

$50 stipend paid.

All performances will take place at the Ames Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337.

About the show:

Avenue Q
Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Smart; Book by Jeff Whitty
Directed by Richard William Kopf
September 23 - October 16, 2016

How do you get to Avenue Q? And what do you do once you get there? This particular street populated by puppets is no neighborhood for kids, but rather a place to learn about the struggles of adulthood – hilariously – through songs like "Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist" and "There's Life Outside Your Apartment"! This Tony Award winning Broadway smash hit, co-created by Robert Lopez (also co-creator of The Book of Mormon and composer of the songs in Frozen), is a breakthrough mix of puppetry, satire, and earnest life lessons that is definitely NOT for the whole family!


It is possible roles may be combined differently than indicated below.

Princeton (M), a fresh-faced kid just out of college
Range: Top G4/Bottom Bb2

Rod (M), a Republican investment banker with a secret (SHHHH He's GAY!)<
Range: Top G4/Bottom A2

Nicky (M), a bit of a slacker, who lives with Rod
Range: Top B4/BottomB2

Trekkie Monster (M), a reclusive creature obsessed by the Internet (PORN!)
Range: Top G4/ Bottom Bb2
Tenor/Character Singer

Kate Monster (F), a lovelorn kindergarten teaching assistant, a bit older than Princeton
Range: Top F5/Bottom F#3
Mezzo Belter

Lucy The Slut (F), a vixenish vamp with a dangerous edge, a nightclub singer
Range: Top F5/Bottom F3
Alto/Mezzo Belter

Bad Idea Bear/Mrs. Thistletwat (F)
snuggly, cute, Diabetes-inducingly sweet teddy-bear type/Kate's ancient, crotchety boss
Range: Top G4/Bottom Bb3
Character Singer Alto

Bad Idea Bear/Newcomer/Ricky (M)
snuggly, cute, Diabetes-inducingly sweet teddy-bear type/looks a lot like Princeton/looks a lot like Nicky
Range: Top G4/Bottom Bb3
Character Singer Bari-Tenor

Brian (M), a laid-back guy married to Christmas Eve
Range: Top F#4/Bottom B2

Christmas Eve (F), a therapist who moved here from Japan
Range: Top F#5/Bottom B3
Soprano Belt

Gary Coleman (Gender Neutral), Yes, that Gary Coleman. He lives on the Avenue, too. He's the superintendent.
Range: Bb5/Bottom D3

Rehearsal Schedule: Up to five times a week starting in late July.
Performances: September 23 to October 16, 2016 (14 total)

Questions? Contact Andrew at!