Avenue Q
    By Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx

    19:30, Wed 5th – Sun 9th February 2014 at Mumford Theatre
    19:30, Tue 11th – Sat 15th February 2014 at Mumford Theatre
    14:00, Sat 15th February 2014 at Mumford Theatre
    Lent Week 3 to Week 4

    The Festival Players are delighted to announce AUDITIONS for their upcoming production of the rip-roaring, riotous romp of a comedy - AVENUE Q!

    Whether you are a current or recently graduated student, a working or retired adult, a Festival Players regular or new to the Cambridge drama scene, this is the show for you! Utterly hilarious and wickedly irreverent, Avenue Q is a Sesame Street satire dealing with the big issues of growing up... Oh, and there are puppets!

    THE SHOW Avenue Q is a comedy of hilarious proportions... Set in a fictionalised New York (Sesame) street 'Avenue Q', the show follows the dreams and pitfalls of the street's residents as they struggle with the clashing fictions and truths of life. The puppets and humans that inhabit the world try and discover their rightful (and easiest) paths, whilst reaching (with tuneful hilarity) such revelations as "The Internet is for Porn" and "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist".... Side-splittingly funny, a little bit naughty, always entertaining, AVENUE Q is a fabulous show that will be as much fun making as watching!

    PERFORMANCES and REHEARSALS The show will run at the Mumford Theatre in Cambridge from the 5th - 15th February 2014, and rehearsals will be on a weekly basis from 4th November 2013 (with a two week holiday for Christmas). At the auditions, there will be a rehearsal schedule for prospective performers to confirm their availabilities, so please bring your diary!

    AUDITIONS FOR CAST These will be held in Cambridge (Castle End Mission, St Peter's Street) on the following dates / times:

    Friday 11th October, 7.30 - 10pm Saturday 12th October, 10am - 6pm Sunday 13th October, 10am - 6pm

    If you are unable to make these dates, there will also be a very few slots available on the date below, but only for theses who absolutely cannot make the weekend, as the recalls are also on this date!

    Tuesday 15th October, 7.30 - 10pm

    BOOK YOUR AUDITION SLOT! If you would like to audition for the Festival Players' February 2014 run of Avenue Q, please sign up for a slot by emailing

    INFORMATION about AUDITION PROCESS Auditions will be approximately 10 minutes long. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your booked slot to fill in the auditions form and prepare the dialogue that will be set outside the room.

    First round auditions will be general, and not for specific roles in the show, although you will be asked on the auditionee form which part (if any) you'd prefer!

    Please prepare a song in the style of the show (but NOT from Avenue Q) and provide sheet music for the accompanist. Please consider your accompanist when choosing from a Sondheim or Jason Robert Brown collection! An American accent is preferred but not compulsory. There will also be a few musical tests (range, harmony, memory etc).

    After the musical section of the audition, you will be asked to deliver your choice of unseen dialogue from the sides provided. There may be a few directorial requests to see how flexible you are with character / style, and how well you respond to direction.

    For a few roles there will be RECALLS, held on Sunday 13th after 3pm and on Tuesday 15th in the evening. For this, there will be a standard song set from Avenue Q for each voice part (details on the Festival Players website There may also be one or two group movement recalls.

    If you have any QUESTIONS, please do not hesitate to contact us on

    WANT TO GET INVOLVED IN ANOTHER CAPACITY? If you would like to apply for production team, design team, crew or band, please email either Davina (Director) or Joe (MD) on to register your interest. Current open roles are advertised on CamDram (and more will follow soon!): (search for Avenue Q, Lent 2014)

    AUDIENCE MEMBERS Fancy regular updates and anecdotes about the progress of the show? Email Producer at and request to be added on to our mailing list!


    Production Team

    Musical Director
    Stage Manager / DSM –
    Sound Designer
    Stage Manager