Directed by Bethany Lahammer
Musical Direction by Tara Haner
Choreography by Laura Flachmann Toomey
October 18th – November 10th
August 10th 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
August 11th 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Ovation Theatre
1622 19th Street
Be prepared to sing a song from the show or one that shows off your range.
An accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music.
Be prepared to do a cold reading from the show.
You will be asked to dance. Please wear proper dance attire and shoes
The Addams Family, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before– keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.
GOMEZ ADDAMS (Lead): Male 35-55 Tenor
An attractive man of Spanish descent, who adores his wife, takes great pride in his children, and is immensely proud to be an Addams; caught between his daughter and his wife he feels completely trapped and unable to make either happy, which is his greatest joy. Must have great comedic timing, move well, and strong vocals.
MORTICIA ADDAMS (Lead): Female 35-50 Alto/ Mezzo Sop.
Beautiful, leggy, the real head of the family and the critical and moving force behind it; 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. Must be a strong dancer as she has some sexy tango in her. All body types are encouraged to audition.
UNCLE FESTER (Lead): Male 25-50 Tenor
Serves as the musical’s narrator; rotund and child-like, hugely enthusiastic and totally incorrigible; a vaudevillian. Needs strong comedy and vocals.
WEDNESDAY ADDAMS (Lead): Female 18-25 to play 18.
Strong pop voice with belt
Gothic in a sexy way, witty with a terrifically dry sense of humor; just wants her family to be “normal” for one night to meet the parents of the boy she’s fallen in love with.
PUGSLEY ADDAMS (Supporting): Male 10-14 to play 12.
Strong High Vocals (Unchanged voice)
A charming, funny, 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.
GRANDMA (Supporting): Female 35+ to play 102.
Strong character vocals
Fun and quirky, but don’t mess with Grandma. Comedic actress.
LUCAS BEINEKE (Supporting): Male 18-25 to play 19. Tenor
Attractive, in shape 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.
ALICE BEINEKE (Supporting): Female 35-55 Soprano/High Belt
Mother of 19-year-old Lucas, seeming- ly mousy housewife who’s devoted to her family so she puts aside her own desires; while at the Addams’ family dinner party, she drinks a potion that causes her to let her hair down and speak her truth. Very strong comedic singer/actress.
MAL BEINEKE (Supporting): Male 35-50 Baritone
Stuffy father of 19-year-old Lucas and exasperated husband to his rhyming wife, Alice; thinks the Addams’ are beyond strange and does not want to spend time having dinner with them, much less be related.
LURCH (Featured): Male 25-50 Bass
A man of very, very few words, often spoken at half speed; most of what he utters is long, plaintive groans, some tinged with irony or exasperation. Must have true low bass vocals.
ADDAMS ANCESTORS: Male and Female 18+
Strong contemporary singer/dancers who sing and have a fun, quirky sensibility. Must be able to hold tight harmonies and portray recognizable historical archetypes