THE ADDAMS FAMILY
October 18 – 21, 2018
Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Directed by Brad Friedman
Musical Direction by Rick Reynolds
Choreography by Robyn Tribuzi
GOMEZ: An attractive 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 vocals. Fencing skills a plus.
UNCLE FESTER: Serves as the musical’s narrator; rotund and child-like, hugely enthusiastic and totally incorrigible; a vaudevillian, needs strong comedy and tenor vocals.
PUGSLEY: 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: The Addams Family butler, 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.
MAL BEINICKE: 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.
LUCAS BEINICKE: 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.
MORTICIA: Beautiful, leggy, the real head of the family and the critical and the 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.
WEDNESDAY: Sexy in a Goth 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.
GRANDMA: A feisty 102 yr. old woman: Fun and quirky, but don’t mess with Grandma; comedic actress with strong character vocals.
ALICE BEINECKE: Mother of 19-year-old Lucas, seemingly mousy housewife who’s 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; strong comedic singer/actress.
ANCESTORS: Ten strong contemporary singer/dancers (five men, five women) who sing and have a fun, quirky sensibility. Knowledge of tango and flamenco dancing a plus. Must be able to hold tight harmonies and portray recognizable historical archetypes.
Monday, Vocal Auditions in the MPR.
August 20: The Addams Family score is traditional but with a modern sensibility.
Most of the songs are upbeat, and there’s a strong sense of comedy and personality in each number. Keep that in mind when picking a song. If you are primarily interested in Wednesday or Lucas, you might want to pick a more pop-type song, but it must be from a musical.
Tuesday, Dance Auditions in the Dance Studio.
August 21: Please come dressed to dance in clothes in which you can move and appropriate shoes or bare feet.
Rehearsals begin Monday, August 27.