The Addams Family

The Addams Family

Director JAMES W. ALEXANDER
Music Director MELISSA NARUSKY
Choreographer JOHNNY MARTINEZ
Producer JILL E. ROSS

Your favorite creepy and kooky family is live, on-stage, in this musical comedy about love, family, honesty and growing up. The Addams are put to the test when their beloved daughter, Wednesday, falls in love with a “normal” boy and invites his family to dinner! “One Normal Night” is all she asks for, but the evening turns out to be anything but!

The Addams Family is presented by special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW).

**Individual tickets available starting August 1, 2019**

AUDITION INFORMATION:

Audition Dates and Times:
Thursday, June 20  & Friday, June 21
Sign in will begin at 6:30pm, Auditions start promptly at 7pm

Call Backs (if needed and by invitation only) – Saturday, June 22 time TBA

Location: Schenectady Light Opera Company Theater Building, 427 Franklin Street, Schenectady, NY 12305

Free parking is available in the city owned parking lots on Franklin Street and Liberty Street

Performance Dates and Times: September 20-29, 2019 (September 20, 21, 26, 27 & 28 at 8 pm, September 22, 28 & 29 at 2 pm)

Rehearsals:

Rehearsals will generally be Monday, Wednesday, Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons starting July 28th

Audition Requirements:

  • Prepare 16 – 32 measures of a modern musical theater piece. Consider the range of the role you wish to be considered for.
  • Bring your own sheet music in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided.
  • Actors and Actresses of ALL ethnicities are encouraged to audition!
  • Please bring a resume and head shot, if you have one. (Not required)
  • Please be prepared to provide all potential conflicts from July through September.
  • Actors should be prepared to read from the script.
  • Please bring appropriate clothing/shoes for a dance call. All cast will dance at some point.

Synopsis:

THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of the 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 weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s 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 family.

Characters:

Gomez Addams (Lead): Male, 35-55
Adores his wife, takes great pride in his children, and is immensely proud to be an Addams; must have great comedic timing, move well, strong vocals; fencing skills a plus; tenor (Bb2-G4)

Morticia Addams (Lead): Female, 35-50
The real head of the family; easy comedic actor with a sexy, dry wit; strong dancer; alto/mezzo (G3-Bb5)

Wednesday Addams (Lead): Female, 18-25 (plays 18)
Just wants her family to be normal for one night; dry sense of humor; strong pop voice with belt (A3-E5)

Pugsley Addams (Supporting): Male, plays 10-13, will consider adults or teens
A funny boy who loves being tortured by his sister; boy soprano to E5

Uncle Fester (Supporting): Male, 30-50
Serves as the narrator; larger than life; child-like presence; needs strong comedic skills; tenor (C3-C5)

Lucas Beineke (Supporting): Male, 18-25 (play 19)
In love with Wednesday and plans to marry her; tenor (C3-C5)

Mal Beineke (Supporting): Male, 40-55
Lucas’ stuffy father; baritone/tenor (C3-A4)

Alice Beinecke (Supporting): Female, 40-50
Mousy housewife mother of Lucas; strong comedic singer/actress; soprano/high belt (Ab3-G#5)

Grandma (Featured): Female, 35+
A feisty, 102 year old woman; fun and quirky; strong character vocals; (G4-F5)

Lurch (Featured): Male, 25-50
Tall man of few words; low bass (Eb2-F4)

Ensemble (‘The Ancestors’): Males & Females
Strong singers and dancers; knowledge of tango and flamenco dancing a plus.

Ages listed are intended to be a guide.
Any questions, please contact the Director (jwalexanderiii@gmail.com) or Producer (919.jill@gmail.com)

SEPTEMBER 20-22 & 26-29, 2019