Auditions: The Addams Family

By Andrew Lippa, Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
 
  • Sunday January 22, 2023 1 PM
  • Monday January 23, 2023  6 PM
 
For Performance June 1-18, 2023
 
 
Directed by Amy-Lyn Van Londersele
 
From the original TV show, through successful movie revivals, The Addams Family musical arrives on stage to delight the whole family.
 
 
Cast needed:

4 men, plus 1 late teen/young adult, 1 young man/child - leads and supporting

3 women, plus 1 late teen/young adult - leads and supporting

5 male, 5 female- ensemble

 
Characters:
  • GOMEZ ADDAMS Male, tenor/baritone. Age 40-60. Smart, comedic actor. A suave, yet comical man who takes great pride in his family and revels in all it means to be an Addams. Husband to Morticia. Spanish accent required.
  • MORTICIA ADDAMS Female, alto/mezzo. Age 40-60. Strong matriarch. Attractive, strong willed woman – the strength of the family. Dark humour and dry wit. Calm, slow moving, a subtle comedic actress.
  • UNCLE FESTER Male, tenor/baritone. Age 30-50. Vaudeville-style comedian. Serves as the musicals narrator. He's larger than life, an energetic, joyous, child-like presence. Character voice.
  • WEDNESDAY ADDAMS Female, pop soprano/Mezzo (belting necessary). Age late teens-30 (playing an 18 year old). Wednesday has the same dry wit and sensibility of her mother. Finds love with a "normal" boy (Lucas) and wants to introduce his family to hers.
  • PUGSLEY ADDAMS Male, alto. Strong, high vocals. Age 10-20 (playing a younger brother to Wednesday). Troublesome, sometimes annoying young 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.
  • LUCAS BEINEKE Male, pop tenor. Age late teens-30 (playing 18-early 20 years old). Fell in love with Wednesday Addams and plans to marry her. Lucas is a 'normal guy' who's a little dorky, and loves Wednesdays dark outlook on life.
  • MAL BEINEKE Male, high baritone/tenor. Age 40-60. Stuffy father of Lucas and exasperated husband to his rhyming Stepford wife, Alice. At one time was a follower of a grungy, dark band, but has lost that side of himself and has become a stereotypical businessman.
  • ALICE BEINEKE Female, soprano. Age 40-60. Mother of Lucas. Alice is a quirky, overly chipper and positive woman who often speaks in rhymes. Comedic actress. Big, darkly comical musical number revealing her true feelings about life.
  • LURCH Male, bass. Age 20-60. Slow moving, he speaks in grunts and groans, except for his surprise at the end of the show when he sings the intro to the Finale.
  • GRANDMA Female, character vocals. Age 20-70 (playing very old). Comedic actress. She's a feisty old woman, fun and quirky, but don't mess with her. She's more of an oddball than a typical, comforting grandmother figure.
  • ADDAMS ANCESTORS 5 male & 5 female, all vocal ranges. Age 15-60. Ancestors of the Addams family now live on 'the other side', but are summoned once a year to come celebrate with the family (a very dark family reunion). They help tell the story, offer advice and interact with the characters throughout the play. Very fun characters, with a lot of dancing/movement.

 

AUDITION DETAILS

Please arrive on time, and be prepared to stay for the entire time. When you arrive you will be asked to fill out a form with some basic information we need, as well as letting us know if you have any experience in theatre/musicals. Don't worry if you have NO previous experience! We will also be taking a photo of you.

You will need to have a broadway song ready. Singing an entire song may not be necessary, and time may not allow for it. So, pick any show tune you want, and then chose the part you think best showcases your voice in case we ask to only hear a portion of your song.
An accompanist will be available, so bring sheet music for your song if you have it (sheet music can be purchased online for most broadway songs).

You DO NOT need to have a monologue ready, but you may be asked to read out of the script. So, be familiar with the characters so that you can read your best for whatever part you are asked to read.

You will be asked to do some "dancing" (nothing serious, we just want to see if you know you have feet and arms that can move rhythmically!). So, dress so you can move comfortably.