The Berkshire Community College Players will hold auditions for the Tony-Award winning "Avenue Q."

The puppet-filled comedy, resembling a certain beloved children's TV show but with humorous adult issues, follows a gang of 20-somethings seeking their purpose in big-city life.

Auditions are scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 22 and 23, in Room K-111 of the Koussevitzky Arts Center at West Street campus.

Those trying out need only attend one evening. Callbacks, if needed, will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24.

Those auditioning should bring a 32-bar song (backing tracks are acceptable, although an accompanist will be provided) and a one-minute monologue. Participants may also be asked to learn some basic puppetry as part of the audition.

The production is directed by Tom Towne, with musical direction by Ellen Shanahan.

Questions concerning auditions or the production in general may be directed to Shanahan at 413-236-4703 or

Performances will be held at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, May 13, 14, 20 and 21, and 2 p.m. Sundays, May 15 and 22, in BCC's Boland Theatre.