Auditions 7/31 and 8/1 at 6:30pm

Show Dates 10/5-10/15

Directed by Brandi McClaran

Please prepare 16-32 bars of a Broadway type song for the vocal audition. Bring sheet music as an accompanist will be provided. Everyone will learn a short dance combination and audition in groups of five. The cold read from the script will be toward the end of the audition. Please see story synopsis below and character analysis. There may be call backs for principal characters. Rehearsals begin on August 14th and will run Monday through Friday from 6;30pm to 9pm. If you have any questions, please contact Brandi McClaran at broadwaybound38@yahoo.com

In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams. Nonetheless, this quirky family still has to deal with many of the same challenges faced by any other family, and the spookiest nightmare faced by every family creates the focus Lippa, Brickman, and Elice’s musical: the Addams kids are growing up. The Addamses have lived by their unique values for hundreds of years and Gomez and Morticia, the patriarch and matriarch of the clan, would be only too happy to continue living that way. Their dark, macabre, beloved daughter Wednesday, however, is now an eighteen year-old young woman who is ready for a life of her own. She has fallen in love with Lucas Beineke, a sweet, smart boy from a normal, respectable Ohio family — the most un-Addams sounding person one could be! And to make matters worse, she has invited the Beinekes to their home for dinner. In one fateful, hilarious night, secrets are disclosed, relationships are tested, and the Addams family must face up to the one horrible thing they’ve managed to avoid for generations: change.

Character Descriptions
Gomez Addams, Stage Age: 45-55, Vocal Range: Bb2 – G4
A suave man of Spanish descent who adores his wife and children and takes immense pride
being an Addams. Gomez finds himself trapped between his daughter and his wife, being
forced to hide Wednesday’s big secret from Morticia. He has great comedic timing and is a
strong dancer. Spanish accent is a plus!

Morticia Addams, Stage Age 45-55, Vocal Range: G3 – Bb5
The beautiful, leggy and mysterious head of the Addams family who believes strongly in family tradition. Morticia is unnerved thinking that Gomez is hiding something from her. She is confident and sexy with a side of dry wit. She is a strong mover (tango skills a plus!)

Wednesday Addams, Stage Age: 18 – 22, Vocal Range; A3 – E5
Gothic big sister Wednesday who has her father’s heart and her mother’s sensibility falls in love with a “normal” boy who she brings home to meet the family. Wednesday is trying to balance her relationships with “strange” family with that of her new love and his “normal” family. Wednesday showcases compassion, a bit of stubbornness and strong will. She has a strong belt

Pugsley Addams, Stage Age 13-15, Vocal Range: A3 – F5
The youngest of the Addams Family, Pugsley loves to be tortured by his big sister. He is lost
trying to figure out his place now that she has a new boyfriend and family dynamics are
changing. Pugsley is charming and funny, ideally with an unchanged singing voice.

Uncle Fester, Stage Age: 40-60, Vocal Range; C3 – G4 (optional C5)
Serving as the narrator of the show, Uncle Fester is lovable, childish, enthusiastic and highly
incorrigible. Fester has great comedic timing and a tenor voice. Ukulele skills a plus!

Grandma, Stage Age: 102, Vocal Range: G4 – F5
Fun, quirky and feisty, Grandma always has a trick up her sleeve. Grandma is wise, wacky and sometimes a bit crass. She has great comedic timing and physicality.

Lurch, Stage Age: 35 – 50, Vocal Range: Eb2 – E4
A man of few words, Lurch is the Addams Family butler. His unmistakable commanding
presence is accented by grunts, moans and deliberate movement. Must have great non-verbal story-telling abilities (think: facial expressions and sound). Lurch has a rich bass voice.

Alice Beinecke, Stage Age: 35 -55, Vocal Range: Ab3 – G#5
Lucas’s mother and Mal’s wife, Alice is strongly devoted to her family. She presents herself as reserved and collected (even when speaking in rhyme) until she learns to unleash her wild side at dinner with the Addams. She is a strong comedic actress with a strong belt.

Lucas Beinecke, Stage Age : 18 – 22, Vocal Range: C3 – C5
The hopeful romantic and son of Alice & Mal, Lucas has fallen in love with Wednesday and
intends to marry her. He is optimistic and hopeful yet struggles to find the balance between his normal’ family and the macabre Addams. Strong singer.

Mal Beinecke, age 45 – 55, Vocal Range: C3 – A4
The uptight and father of Lucas and cold-shouldered husband to Alice, cynical Mal meets the Addams with skepticism. He finds the Addams to be too bizarre for his liking and cannot fathom being related to them.

The Ancestors, Stage Age: 13+, All Vocal Ranges, Male & Female
The Addams ancestors from various eras serve as the chorus for the show and help bring the story to life. They will be featured both singing and dancing throughout the entire show (once relapsed from the family crypt!). Seeking actors with both vocals and dancing abilities