Auditions-at-a-glance: The Addams Family--July 12 and 13; Julius Caesar--August 9 & 10; Company--October 17-19
Sunday, July 12 at 2pm and Monday, July 13 at 7pm
Call Backs: Tuesday, July 14 at 7pm (and Wednesday, July 15 at 7pm, if needed)
Auditions at The A2CT Studio, 322 West Ann St
This darkly comic musical features music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, who got his start in the business at A2CT while a student at UM. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. Everything will change for the Addams family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's “normal" boyfriend and his parents.
Those auditioning need to attend only one of the regular auditions, but should be available for callbacks. No pre-registration is required. Please prepare 32 bars of a contemporary musical theatre song. Please bring music printed in the correct key and clearly marked for the accompanist. A short dance combo will be taught at the beginning of the audition session, and is required for all auditioning.
male, 50s. A man in his prime, of Spanish descent and a wild Iberian passion. Adores his wife, takes great pride in his children, and, in the larger sense, in his family. He’s very much about what it means to be an Addams. His desire for Morticia is undimmed after 25 years of marriage, and it takes very little to fire up his lust, although it appears they haven’t tango’d in quite some time. Must have great comedic timing & strong tenor voice. LEAD
female, 40 - 50s. Holds the balance of power in the family; often seems like the only emotionally mature member of the clan. Beautiful and aristocratic, the real head of the family and the critical and moving force behind it. Always sees the best in people; it somehow comes off as strength rather than naïveté. She enjoys being the center of all the sexual energy in the room. The most horrible thing in the world to her, truly unsettling, would be admitting that one day, inevitably, she’ll be (choke!) a grandmother. Must be a great dancer who is funny and sings well. Mezzo/Soprano. LEAD
male, 40s – 50s. The narrator of the piece, Fester is child-like, hugely enthusiastic and totally incorrigible. A vaudevillian, needs strong comedy and tenor voice.
female to play age 20-22. Romantic lead, a sexy, young version of Morticia. Needs a great pop/rock style singing voice and a witty, DRY sense of humor. Mezzo belt.
female, 50s – 70s. Ancient. Good-natured, easily led. Very active for her age, don't get in her way or she'll run you over. Character singer with strong humor.
male to play age 12-15. Adorable and FUNNY....a smaller version of Gomez. His singing voice needs to be big and unchanged.
male, ageless. 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. Lurch sees everything, knows everything that goes on under the roof of The Addams Family manse. Bass voice.
Colonel Mal Beinecke:
male, 45 – 50. Military man, a man who must be obeyed, with little patience for his wife and son. Wants to be bigger than Trump, and he'll lie, cheat and steal for acre of swamp. Musical theater baritenor voice.
female, early 40s. She truly loves her husband and loves that he takes charge; removing any responsibility from her for making decisions. However, since he has become more distant, she has started to drink. She has refocused her love to her only son, Lucas. Must be very funny and sing well.
male, 18-22. A writer, he has conflicts with his father's closed-minded ways. Fell in love with Wednesday at first sight. A classic co-dependent, Lucas feels good when everybody's happy. Needs to be a great pop/rock singer.
Addams Family Ancestors:
male and female, to play 18-90. Ensemble singer/dancers with great comedic presence and a fun, “kooky” sensibility. Various speaking and solo singing lines will be assigned during the first week of rehearsals.