Plan your auditions now for 22/23:
Full calendar of audition dates (subject to adjustment)
Murder on the Orient Express: 7/17 and 7/18
Carrie the Musical: 8/28 and 8/29
Beauty and the Beast: 10/9 and 10/10
Avenue Q: 12/11 and 12/12
Lost in Yonkers: 2/12 and 2/13
The Wolves: 3/19 and 3/20
Young Frankenstein: 4/30 and 5/1
All auditions are at 7:30 pm (unless stated otherwise).
Musicals: come with a prepared song of between 1-2 minutes in length in the style of the show. Be prepared to read from sides.
Plays: Be prepared to read from sides.
Video submission instructions below. All video submissions are due by 8:00 pm the Monday night of auditions (unless otherwise noted).
Can't make it to the auditions in person? THAT'S OK! You can always submit an audition online clicking the button below. Because of larger file size, the easiest way is to include a link to a youtube video or other externally hosted file. Please include your name and contact information in the email and/or video.
Any questions: email us at MLTAuditions@yahoo.com
*Please note that all video submissions are due by 8:00pm the Monday night of auditions.*
Puppet Characters ages are an indication of the puppet age in the show. Not necessarily the age of the actual puppeteer.
Princeton (early 20’s) One rod puppet. A fresh-faced kid just out of college. He is looking for his “purpose” in life and is pursuing a career, love and life satisfaction. He is a little naïve to the realities of life, as most people are at that age. Bb2 – G4 Tenor
Kate Monster (mid 20’s) One rod puppet. A kindergarten teaching assistant, a bit older than Princeton. She is kind, considerate but can have a feisty side. “She’s not weak and she’s definitely not a generic ingénue who gets all swoony and dizzy when it comes to matters of the heart.” F#3 – F5 Soprano (Mezzo)
Nicky (20’s) Live hands puppet. A bit of a slacker, who lives with Rod. They are best friends but have a fiery relationship and can often be found arguing. B2 – B4 Tenor
Rod (20’s/30’s) Two rod puppet. A Republican investment banker with a secret…he is struggling with coming to terms with his homosexuality. He comes out over the course of the show. “Rod carries a huge amount of the heart of the show. The actor playing him can have a ball even with the responsibility with keeping him true.” A2 – G4 Tenor
Trekkie Monster (20’s/30’s) Live hands puppet. A reclusive creature obsessed by the Internet. Although he appears abrupt and rude, a sensitive side is revealed during the show. He has a “Cookie Monster” growl to his voice which would need to be maintained. Bb2 – F#4 Baritone
Lucy (20’s/30’s) Two rod puppet. A vixenish vamp with a dangerous edge. She has starred in “Girls Gone Wild: Parts 2, 5 and 7”. During the show she seduces Princeton which causes a showdown with Kate. F3 – D5 Alto (Belt)
The Bad Idea Bears Two rod puppets. Two snuggly, cute teddy-bear types who convince people to do bad things!! “The bears always work better when they’re cute cute cute and positive. Diabetes inducing sweet.” Male – Baritone Female - Mezzo
Mrs T. (Ancient) Live hands puppet. Kate’s boss. She is cranky and bossy.
Brian (early 30’s) A laid-back guy married to Christmas Eve. Unemployed but dreams of becoming a famous ‘smutty’ comedian. “Calling a character “ordinary” is never helpful for any actor – but Brian does live in a relaxed, easy-come easy-go world.” B2 – F#4 Baritone
Christmas Eve (20’s/30’s/40’s) A therapist who has moved here from Japan. Wears the trousers in her relationship with Brian. “She’s super smart. If you go for the easy stereotype the audience won’t find her funny after about eight minutes.” B3 – F#5 Soprano
Gary Coleman Yes, that Gary Coleman. He lives on the Avenue, too! He’s the superintendent. He is a washed up Z-list celebrity who has had a public personal life. The part can be played by a black male/female. D2 – Bb4/D3 – Bb5* Tenor/Alto (Belt) *Main range alto, top Bb appears once as part of a riff
There are also smaller characters which can be doubled up with the actors who are secondhanding.