Casting Call

The Addams Family - A New Musical

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Book by: Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice.

Music and Lyrics by: Andrew Lippa.

Based on characters created by Charles Addams.

Directed by
Matthew Muccigrossi

 

Synopsis: They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky-and they also sing! This entertaining musical, from the television classic, lights up the stage as Morticia, Gomez, Uncle Fester, and Lurch put on their macabre best when daughter Wednesday brings home a young suitor from the outside world. Are we surprised that he doesn't quite comprehend the quirky and gleefully ghoulish Addams family?

 

Director Matthew Muccigrossi is seeking the following:
7 Male actors, ages: 18+
7 Female actors, ages: 18+
1 Boy actor, age: 11-13

Character

Character Age

Description

Gomez Addams 35-55 A 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 tenor vocals. Bflat2-G4
Morticia Addams 35-50 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; a strong dancer with alto/mezzo soprano vocals. G3-Bflat5
Uncle Fester 30-50 Serves as the musicals narrator; child-like, hugely enthusiastic and totally incorrigible; a vaudevillian, needs strong comedy and tenor vocals. C3-C5
Wednesday Addams 18-25 to play 18 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; strong pop belt vocals. Preferably seeking actresses 5'4 & under for this role. A3-E5
Pugsley Addams 11-13 to play 12 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. 5' max height requirement.
Grandma 35+ to play a feisty 102 yr. old woman Fun and quirky, but don't mess with Grandma; comedic actress with strong character vocals. G4-F5
Lurch 25-50 Seeking actors at least 6'1 - the taller the better; 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. Eflat2-E4
Mal Beinecke 40-55 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; musical theater bari-tenor. C3-A4
Alice Beinecke 40-50 Mother of 19 year old Lucas, 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 actress with soprano / high belt vocals. A flat3-G sharp5
Lucas Beinecke 18-25 to play 19 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. C3-C5
The Ancestors 20+(3 women, 2 men) Strong contemporary dancers who sing and have a fun, quirky sensibility. Knowledge of tango and flamenco dancing a plus. Should be able to hold tight harmonies.

 

Special Notes for Auditioners:
Prepare a 32 bar cut in the style of the show and bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided. You may sing from the show. No acapella auditions. Please also be prepared to dance. For an audition appointment slot please email to: addamsfamilysvp@gmail.com Appointments are very strongly recommended. Walk-ins will be seen as time permits. *Rehearsals will begin lightly in February & commence regularly in March

 

Auditions will be held at the

Somerset Valley Players

Located at 689 Amwell Road, Hillsborough. For directions click here

On Sunday, January 4th and Thursday,
January 8th 2015 from 7-10 p.m.
Callbacks: TBA (if necessary)

The show runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
April 17th through May 9th 2015.

For further information call 908.369.7469


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This program is made possible, in part, by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and administered by the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission through the State/County Partnership Local Arts Program
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