Coastal Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce OPEN CALL AUDITIONS for:
The Addams Family, a Musical
When: Saturday May 6, 2017 11AM-2PM
Callbacks: Sunday May 7, 2017 6PM-9PM
Directed by Michael Lederman
Stage Management by Maddie Rojas
Music Direction by Louis Lagalante
Choreography by Julia Thollaug
Please come to the audition with headshot, resume and excerpts from two songs prepared. Excerpts should be no more than one minute long. It is not necessary to choose songs in the style of the show. A pianist will be provided, or you may choose to sing without accompaniment. Any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Auditioners should also be prepared to dance. Dress appropriately. Those auditioners who the Directors wish to see further will be invited to the call back audition.
Rehearsals will take place usually on Mon. – Thurs. evenings and Saturday mornings depending on performer schedules. Performers are only called to rehearsal if needed.
The production will play on Friday, and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons opening on Friday, July 28th and playing through Sunday, August 27th 2017.
ABOUT THE SHOW
Morticia and Gomez Addams want to continue living amongst death, pain and suffering the way they always have. But then there is a change in plans. Their eldest child, Wednesday, has fallen in love with a strange boy – who is NORMAL. When the normal family is invited to dinner, craziness ensues. A Broadway hit based on the classic TV show.
ALL ROLES ARE AVAILABLE
* Please note that the age ranges on the characters are for guidance only. Actors who play older or younger will be considered for characters outside their age range based on ability.
Gomez Addams: Male, age 40-59. A man in his prime, of Spanish descent with a wild Iberian passion. Takes great pride in being an Addams and revels in all that means. Struggles with having to keep his daughter’s secret from his wife, whom he adores more than death. Requires great comedic timing and baritone to high G.
Morticia Addams: Female, age 35-59. Attractive, in shape, holds the balance of power in the family; often seems like the only emotionally mature member of the clan. Calls for 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/mover with with lower mature womanly sound (alto/mezzo soprano).
Uncle Fester: Male, age 30-59. Narrator of the piece, has a hugely energetic, joyous childlike presence – totally incorrigible. A vaudevillian-style comedian with tenor vocals, spoken parts and a couple of high notes.
Wednesday Adams: Female, appears 18-19. Strikingly similar to Morticia but is experiencing a bit of a personality crisis. Experiences the youthful drama that comes with first love–Lucas can actually put a smile on her face. Low belt with high E possible.
Grandmama: Female, appears age 102, but a feisty 102. – fun, adorably dangerous, but don’t mess with grandma. Surprisingly resourceful and sprightly. Comedic actress with strong character vocals.
Pugsley Addams: Male, age 12ish. But can be played by older actor – 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. Lower child’s range or woman’s mid-range.
Lurch: Male, age 35 and up. A very tall male character, the Addams butler who knows all. He speaks in moans and groans (some tinged with irony or exasperation) without becoming a cartoon version of himself. His movement is always very slow. Character actor with a low bass vocals to Eb.
Colonel Mal Beinecke: Male, age 45-50, all ethnicities – father to Lucas. A stuffy military man, a man who must be obeyed, exasperated with his rhyming wife. At one time was a follower of The Grateful Dead but lost that side of himself. Always looking out for his family. Midrange baritenor.
Alice Beinecke: Female, age 40-45. Mother to Lucas. Quirky, devoted to her family, so she puts aside her own desires. At the Addams Family dinner party, drinks a potion that causes her to let her hair down and speak her mind. Legit voice up to G#.
Lucas Beinecke: Male, play 19. Fell in love with Wendy and plans to marry her. A writer, classic codependent, feels good when everybody’s happy. Experiences the pain and drama of young love and struggles with the differences between his family and the Addamses. Contemporary pop tenor vocals.
The Ancestors: Male and female ensemble singer/dancers of all types and ages who are smart performers and have a fun, quirky sensibility.
Questions: email email@example.com