The Maple Shade Arts Council is proud to present auditions for “The Addams Family Musical”. Auditions will be held at 7PM on Sunday, April 12th and Monday, April 13th with potential callbacks being held on Wednesday, April 15th at 7PM. Auditions will be held at the Maple Shade Municipal Building, 200 Stiles Avenue, Maple Shade, NJ, 08052.
Actors must be 17 years or older to audition. The only child role will be for Pugsley, which can be a boy between 10-15 years old. While the rehearsal schedule is not finalized, expect something similar to a Sunday night, Tuesday-Thursday night rehearsal schedule. All roles require a small fee upon acceptance of role. Those auditioning will be asked to sing at least 32 bars of a contemporary musical theatre piece, though please have the whole song prepared. You may sing a song from the show. Please make sure you either use the karaoke version of a song with just instrumentation or bring 2 copies of sheet music to have our music director play. In addition, those auditioning should be prepared to dance and expect cold readings from the script.
Audition registration can be found at http://msartscouncil.org/auditions/
Show performances will be held at Maple Shade High School Auditorium on the following dates…
Preview/Industry Night – Thursday, July 9 @ 7PM
July 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18 @ 7PM
July 12 @ 2PM
The production team for Addams Family…
Director – Michael Melvin
Assistant Director – Jillian Starr-Renbjor
Music Director – Cameron Stringham
Choreographer – Sarah Dugan
Stage Manager – Chrissy Wick
GOMEZ ADDAMS: 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 daughters secret from his wife, whom he adores more than death. Smart, comedic actor with tenor vocals.
MORTICIA ADDAMS: In shape, 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 dancer/mover with alto/mezzo soprano vocals.
UNCLE FESTER: The androgynous family member who serves as the musicals narrator. He is larger than life, an energetic, joyous, child-like presence. A vaudeville style comedian with tenor vocals.
WEDNESDAY ADDAMS: Wednesday is an attractive, in shape girl who 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. Experiences the youthful drama that comes with first love. Lucas can actually put a smile on her face. Strong pop belt vocals.
GRANDMA: Caucasian woman. She is a feisty102 year old woman. Fun and quirky, but don’t mess with Grandma. Comedic actress with strong character vocals.
PUGSLEY ADDAMS: 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, high vocals. Voice not yet changed.
LURCH: 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 Eb.
MAL BEINEKE: Stuffy father of 19 year old 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. Male actor with high baritone/ tenor vocals.
ALICE BEINEKE: Mother of 19 year old Lucas, devoted to her family so she puts aside her own desires. In shape, 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.
LUCAS BEINEKE: 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. Contemporary pop tenor vocals.
THE ANCESTORS: Male and female ensemble singer/dancers who are smart performers. Dancers who sing and have a fun, quirky sensibility.