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Auditions for THE ADDAMS FAMILY  

 

Vocal/Dance Auditions:  Monday, August 17 – Tuesday, August 18, 2015 (7-10pm)

Callbacks:  Wednesday, August 19, 2015 (if necessary)

 

Rehearsals: Monday, August 31 – Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Performances: Thursday, October 15 – Sunday, November 8, 2015
THE ADDAMS FAMILY will be directed by Adam Steffan with music direction by Mark Mrozek and choreography by Nancy Visintainer-Armstrong. Please show up on one of the dates listed above with a 32 bar cut of a song in the style of the show. Bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided. Bring comfortable clothes for the dance audition as well. Auditions may also consist of readings from the script.

Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions; one may fill this out the night of the auditions or ahead of time by downloading the ADDAMS FAMILY Audition Form.

 

Plot

It’s a dismal day at the Addams family’s manse, with the ever-approaching storm clouds reflecting the gloomy atmosphere that has beset the household. Daughter Wednesday, now eighteen years old, has found herself experiencing a surprising new sensation, one that frightens both her and her family: she has fallen in love. Lucas Beineke, the object of her affections, comes from a seemingly normal family, and he and his parents Mal and Alice are on their way to the Addams’ estate to become better acquainted with the family over dinner. Brother Pugsley, who has been largely ignored since Wednesday’s involvement with Lucas, begins to miss the attention his sister previously paid to him and pleads with her to torture him once more. Meanwhile, mother Morticia finds herself conflicted over her ever-maturing daughter’s newfound feelings, while oblivious father Gomez simply wishes things would remain the way they were. As they learn to relate to the Beinekes and cope with Wednesday’s romance, one thing is certain: the Addams family will never be the same.

CAST OF CHARACTERS

THE MEN

GOMEZ ADDAMS: (30 – 50s) A man of Spanish descent who 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.

PUGSLEY ADDAMS: (10 – 16) May double cast this role. Young male actor who plays 12 years old. A charming, funny, husky boy who loves being tortured by his sister. He wants to ensure he won’t lose his sister to her new boyfriend so he takes matters into his own hands. Strong vocals. Voice can be changed or unchanged. [may double cast this role]

UNCLE FESTER: (30 – 70s) The androgynous family member who serves as the musical’s narrator. He is larger than life, an energetic, joyous, child-like presence. A vaudeville style comedian with tenor vocals.

MAL BEINEKE: (30 – 50s) Stuffy father of Lucas and exasperated husband to his rhyming wife, Alice. At one time was a follower of The Grateful Dead but has lost that side of himself. Always looking out for his family. High baritone/tenor vocals.

LUCAS BEINEKE: (16 – 25) Attractive young man. Fell in love with Wednesday Addams and plans to marry her. 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.

LURCH: (18 – 60s) A very tall male character, the Addams butler who knows all. He speaks in moans and groans without becoming a cartoon version of himself. His movement is always very slow. Character actor with a low bass vocals to E

 

THE WOMEN

MORTICIA ADDAMS: (30 – 50s) Attractive, leggy, the strength of the family. An easy comedic actress with a sexy, dry wit. Feels her husband is hiding something from her and will use any tactic to lure the secret out. A strong mover with alto/mezzo soprano vocals.

WEDNESDAY ADDAMS: (16 – 25) Wednesday is an attractive girl who has the same dry wit and sensibility as her mother. Finds love with a “normal” boy (Lucas) and wants to introduce his family to hers. Experiences the youthful drama that comes with first love. Strong pop belt vocals.

GRANDMA: (40 – 70s) She is a feisty 102-year-old woman. Fun and quirky, but don’t mess with Grandma. Comedic actress with strong character vocals.

ALICE BEINEKE: (30 – 50s) Mother of Lucas, devoted to her family so she puts aside her own desires. Quirky female who often speaks in rhyme. 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.

ENSEMBLE

THE ANCESTORS: (All Ages) 10 – 20 Male and female ensemble singer/dancers who are smart performers. Looking for those that have a fun, quirky sensibility. High school age and up. Must be strong singers and dancers.

Contact Ann Mather, Business Manager/Volunteer Coordinator, at 262-782-4431 ext. 221 or amather@sunsetplayhouse.com with any questions.

 

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