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The weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life in THE ADDAMS FAMILY a New Musical. THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it is 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, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he has 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.
The show has some wonderfully wacky roles, great music and dancing, and lots of opportunity for chorus involvement with cameo roles. All parts are to LOOK the playing age, but not necessarily BE the playing age.
GOMEZ ADDAMS: Charismatic and of obviously Spanish descent, he takes great pride in his family and revels in all it means to be an “Addams.” A self made man, he is besotted by his wife, Morticia, whom he adores. He is immaculately dressed, with great style, and ‘savoir faire’. The actor needs good comic timing and tango dancing is required. Playing age 40 – 50 years. Vocal range: Tenor – B flat to G sharp
MORTICIA ADDAMS: Alluring, statuesque, oozes sensuality with a good sense of comic timing. Powerful yet enigmatic, she is the real head of the family. Low-voiced, incisive and subtle, smiles are rare. An elegant mover/dancer. Tango dancing required. Playing age 35 – 45 years. Vocal Range: Alto/Mezzo – G sharp to B flat
UNCLE FESTER: The androgynous Uncle who serves as the musical’s narrator. He is larger than life, an energetic, joyous, child-like presence. A vaudeville style comedian . Playing age 30 – 50 years. Vocal range: Tenor – C sharp to C sharp
WEDNESDAY ADDAMS: Wednesday is severe, with a deadpan wit and loves all things macabre. She has a morbid interest in inflicting harm on her brother. She is also the typically rebellious 18-year old daughter. She is determined to choose her own boyfriend yet, ironically, seeks the approval of her family when she falls in love with the “normal” Lucas. She must be able to show the teenage contradiction of sullen moodiness and the joy of first love. She needs be a good dancer. Playing age 18– 21 years. Vocal range: Soprano – A sharp to E sharp
GRANDMAMMA: She is a feisty 102-year-old woman. Fun and quirky, but don’t mess with Grandma. Comedic actress with strong character vocals. This disrespectful old hag is the mother of Gomez. Her hair is white, frizzy and uncombed… she has a light beard and a large mole. She is foolishly good-natured and is easily fooled. Playing age 80-102 years. Vocal Range: Mezzo – G sharp to F sharp
PUGSLEY ADDAMS: A precocious, at times obnoxious, young boy who loves being tortured by his sister. He is energetic and a dedicated troublemaker. He too puts family first and wants to ensure that he won’t lose his sister to her new boyfriend. Playing age 12 – 14 years. Vocal range: Strong, high, boy-soprano. A sharp to F sharp
LURCH: The Addams Family Butler is a very tall, powerful, looming presence in the household. He is dedicated to the family and knows everything that is going on. He communicates in moans and groans without becoming a cartoon version of himself. His movements are slow and studied. Good character actor. Playing age 25 – 45 years. Vocal range: Bass – E flat to E sharp
MAL BEINEKE: Stuffy father of Lucas. Over the years he has become exasperated with his wife Alice, who speaks in rhymes. At one time he was a follower of The Grateful Dead but has now lost that youthful, fun loving side of himself. He is always looking out for his family. Playing age 40 – 50 years. Vocal range: High Baritone – C sharp to A sharp
ALICE BEINEKE: Mother of Lucas and typical bored, middle class housewife. She should be able to show the contrast between her arrival at the house and after she drinks the potion, ‘Acrimonium’, causing her to let go of her inhibitions and reveal her true feelings. Good comedic actress. Playing age 35 – 45 years. Vocal range: Soprano – A flat to G sharp
LUCAS BEINEKE: Preppy, smart young boyfriend of Wednesday who although wants to be wild/rebel finds it difficult to escape his conventional upbringing. He falls in love at first sight with Wednesday and plans to marry her. He experiences the youthful pain and drama of young love and struggles with the differences between his ‘normal’ family and the wonderfully weird Addams family. Contemporary pop tenor vocals. Playing age 18 – 25 years. Vocal rage: Tenor – C sharp to C sharp
THE ANCESTORS: Male and female ensemble singer/dancers who have a fun, energetic and a quirky sensibility. Cameo roles are available.
General Information Cast Ages
ALL adult cast are to be 15 years of age by 1 December 2017.
Requirement of an on-stage cast of approx 30.
Auditions are by appointment only on trybooking.com/SLIA
Each auditionee will have up to 10 minutes.
Prepare 2 contrasting songs one to be up tempo, songs should not be from the show. Please have backing track.
Part of the audition may involve singing of scales and other vocal exercises.
Part of the audition may also require the reading of lines and dialogue.
Auditionees are asked to arrive at least 15 minutes early for their audition to fill in registration details. All Auditions will be held at MDC Studio – Factory 18 / 196 Settlement Rd Bundoora.
Production Manager – Jacqui 0413 719 367.
Auditions will be scheduled on Thursday 7th – Saturday 9th December.
Callbacks as required will be scheduled on Wednesday 13th December in the evening.
All auditionees wishing to be considered for an onstage role must attend the dance or movement audition. These sessions will be held on Saturday 9th December and will include various levels of dance and movement as part of the process.
Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear – females jazz shoes or runners, males – jazz shoes or runners.
The Addams Family will be presented through Thursday 24th May 2018 and Saturday 26th May 2018 in the Loyola College at Bundoora.
Cast will be expected to be involved in Bump In and theatre rehearsals leading up to performances.
Rehearsals commence on Wednesday 17th January at 7:30pm.
Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings – 7:00pm – 10:00pm and Sunday afternoons from 5.30pm – 7.30pm.
Additional Rehearsals will be called by mutual agreement amongst cast members.
Attendance at rehearsals is a commitment associated with being accepted into the cast of the show.
Full Day Rehearsals
Compulsory Full Day Rehearsals will be held on Saturday 21st April and Sunday 22nd April 2018 10am – 6pm. ‘
All The Addams Family cast members are required to pay a Show Fee.
The Show fee is $95.
The show calls for a cast that is prepared to have fun, work hard and above all show commitment.