How to Book Your Audition

Date: Sunday, March 10, 2019
Location: The Gladstone Theatre, 910 Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa
Time: From 10:00 a.m. through 8:00 PM with time slots on the hour

Callbacks (if necessary):  Monday, March 11 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at The Gladstone

First Rehearsal: Sunday, March 31, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.  All Avenue Q rehearsals are at the LabO facilities at the Ottawa Art Gallery, 10 Daly Avenue (adjacent to Arts Court).

Performances: The show will run from Wednesday, June 19 through Saturday, June 29. Performances will be at 7:30 pm all days except Sunday, June 23 and Monday, June 24. There are matinee performances on Saturday, June 22 and Saturday, June 29 (two-performance days). All performances are at The Gladstone Theatre.

All auditions are by appointment only.

Booking an audition:  Please book your audition by email to  Your audition application email must include:  

(1) a recent headshot*, 

(2) your theatre resume, 

(3) the role(s) for which you wish to audition (or if you will accept any role), and

(4) your preferred audition time(s) from among the following time slots:  

10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.  Please indicate all time slots for which you would be available to aid us in scheduling.  Your willingness to accept any time slot would be greatly appreciated.

*Headshot:  Don’t worry if you don’t have a professional head shot. A good selfie taken with your phone will do just fine.

Limited audition slots: This is a popular musical so interest will be high. We have limited audition slots so recommend that you book your audition as soon as possible. Once audition slots are full, we will create a wait list in case of any cancellations.

What you need to bring to your audition:

1. Your completed applicant information form.  

Please click here to obtain this form. You should download the Audition Form, complete it and bring it to your audition with you. It will provide the audition panel with essential information such as your contact information and any time conflicts you may have during the rehearsal period.

2. The sheet music for the song you have chosen for your audition.  

Your sheet music must be clearly marked with start and end points and  must be in the correct key (the accompanist will not transpose). It must be an appropriate piano accompaniment (no lead/lyrics sheets), and be clean and legible with no notes cut off.

Regarding your audition song, please choose 16 to 32 bars of any song of your choice, keeping in mind the musical style of the show and using a song that will demonstrate your vocal range. Singing something you know well will allow you to sing with confidence. We are not opposed to hearing songs from Avenue Q if this is what you choose.