Audition Notice: The Addams Family

Audition Notice: THE ADDAMS FAMILY

AUDITION INFORMATION

WHEN
Open call on Tuesday, August 28 and Wednesday, August 29 at 7pm
Callbacks on August 29 following Open Call

WHERE
Spring Lake Theatre

AUDITION FORMAT
The initial audition will consist of singing, dance, and reading if time permits. For your vocal audition, we encourage you to consider preparing 32 bars of a musical theater selection appropriate for the roles you are interested in. 

PRODUCTION STAFF
Director - Ian Moore
Musical Director - Beth Moore
Choreographer - Natalie Hayes
Producer - Pat Barry

PERFORMANCE DATES

October 12, 13**; 19, 20**, 26, 27** 2018

Curtain at 7:30 PM

**Matinee at 2:00pm and Curtain at 7:30 PM



If unable to attend either audition slot, please contact IMoore5484@gmail.com for more information.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS
Age ranges are relative and based on appearance.


MALE ROLES

Gomez Addams (40's to 50's; tenor - Bb to G#)
Gomez takes great pride in his family and revels in all it means to be an "Addams." He struggles with having to keep his daughter's secret from his wife, whom he adores more than death. Smart, comedic actor with tenor vocals. Husband to Morticia, if indeed they are married at all... a crafty schemer, but also a jolly man in his own way... though sometimes misguided... sentimental and often puckish - optimistic, he has full enthusiasm for his dreadful plots... is sometimes seen in a rather formal dressing gown.

Uncle Fester Addams (30's to 40's; tenor - C# to C# preferably at belt)
Uncle Fester serves as the musical's narrator. He is larger than life, an energetic, joyous, child-like presence. A vaudeville style comedian with tenor vocals. Uncle Fester is incorrigible and except for the good nature of the family and the ignorance of the police, would ordinarily be under lock and key... the eyes are pig-like and deeply embedded... he likes to fish, but usually employs dynamite... he keeps falcons on the roof which he uses for hunting... his one costume, summer and winter is a black great coat with an enormous collar... he is fat with pudgy little hands and feet.

Lucas Beineke (20's; tenor - C# to C#)
Lucas is the romantic, 'average' young man who has fallen in love with Wednesday Addams and plans to marry her. Lucas experiences the youthful pain and drama of young love and struggles with the differences between his family and the Addams family. Contemporary pop tenor vocals. He writes poetry and appears to be a traditionalist, but he harbors an unexpected crazy and dark side...

Pugsley Addams (young teens; tenor - Bb to F#)
Pugsley is a charming, funny, boy - who loves being tortured by his sister. He wants to ensure he won’t lose Wednesday to her new boyfriend so he takes matters into his own hands. Strong, high vocals. Voice not yet changed. An energetic monster of a boy... and a dedicated troublemaker.

Mal Beineke (40's to 50's; tenor - C# to Bb)
Mal is Lucas’ stuffy father and an exasperated husband to his rhyming wife, Alice. At one time he was a follower of The Grateful Dead but has lost that side of himself. Always looking out for his family. Male actor with high baritone / tenor vocals.

Lurch (30's to 60's; bass - Eb to F)
Lurch is the Addams family butler, extremely tall, and knows all the family secrets. He speaks in moans and groans without becoming a cartoon version of himself. His movement is always very slow. Character actor with low bass vocals.


FEMALE ROLES

Morticia Addams (40's to 50's; alto - G# to Bb)
Morticia is the real 'head' of the Addams family. She is concerned her husband is hiding something, and will use all her wiles and tactics to lure his secret out. An easy comedic actress with a sexy, dry wit, and a strong dancer / mover with alto / mezzo soprano vocals. She is glamorous; witty... and given to low-keyed rhapsodies about her garden of deadly nightshade, henbane, and dwarf's hair.

Wednesday Addams (late teens to early 20's; soprano - Bb to F)
Wednesday is a charming girl who has the same dry wit and sensibility of her mother, in an even more minor key. Wednesday finds love with a "normal" boy (Lucas) and wants to introduce his family to hers. Experiences the youthful drama that comes with first love – and will do just about anything to get her way! Strong pop belt vocals.

Alice Beineke (40's; soprano - G# to G#)
Mother of Lucas, devoted to her family so she puts aside her own desires. She is prone to speaking in rhyme when upset. While at the Addams Family dinner party, she drinks a potion that causes her to let her hair down and speak her truth. Comedic actress with soprano / belt vocals.

Grandmama (60's to 80's; belt - G# to F#)
Grandmama Addams is a feisty 102-year-old woman. Fun and quirky, but don’t mess with Grandma. This disrespectful old hag is the mother of Gomez... she willingly helps with the dishes, cheats at solitaire and is roughly dishonest... foolishly good-natured... fumbling, weak character... is easily fooled. This is a great role for a comedic actress with strong character vocals.


CHORUS

Ancestors (the Extended Addams Family)
All chorus members will be assigned an Addams Family Ancestor "character" and therefore have their own cameo character to play. Examples of the Ancestor characters are Bride, Groom, Stewardess, Saloon Girl, Flapper, Pilgrim, Conquistador, Caveman, Cavewoman, Soldier, Sailor, etc.

 


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