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‘Avenue Q’ auditions to be held in January

Bainbridge Performing Arts has announced the audition dates for the upcoming comedy show “Avenue Q.”

Auditions will be held Tuesday, Jan. 21 and Thursday, Jan. 23.

Winner of the Tony “triple crown” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, “Avenue Q” is a gut-bustingly hilarious modern musical focusing on a group of unique 20-somethings making their way in the big city and looking for the purpose in life.

The racy, raucous musical will be directed by Ken Michels (“Santaland Diaries,” “Shrek,” “The Full Monty,” “Spelling Bee”) and includes musical direction by Josh Anderson (Saul Tannenbaum’s “Claus for Christmas,” “Shrek,” “Spelling Bee”). Performances will begin in May.

BPA is seeking an adult ensemble of 10 to 12 performers to play a variety of characters. All roles are open to audition, a complete list of characters is available online at

Auditions are by appointment only, and interested parties are requested to email to make an appointment.

Those auditioning should prepare a one- to two-minute monologue and 32 bars of a contemporary musical theatre piece. An accompanist will be provided, but those auditioning must bring sheet music, clearly marked and in a three-ring binder. No outside accompanists or a capella singing.

Due to adult language and situations in “Avenue Q,” actors must be 18 years old or older to audition.

The rehearsal period extends March to May, with rehearsals from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

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