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AUDITIONS: NOV. 8 & 9, 6-9PM

Auditions are held in the new Performing Arts Center on the Chula Vista Campus of Southwestern College. 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910


ALL ROLES OPEN

Auditions are by appointment only. Please click HERE to schedule an audition appointment.

All actors must be present for the dance audition from 7-8pm.

Actors cast in the production must enroll in MUS for the winter intersession and two of the following courses for the spring 2022 semester: TA141-61, DANC, MUS

Actors are asked to prepare 16 bars of a song, 60-90 second comedic monologue. Click https://www.theatretrip.com/audition-songs-for-the-addams-family/ to find sheet music or the backing track for audition song. There will be a dance call during the audition. Please wear comfortable clothes that you can move freely in and appropriate shoes.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY SYNOPSIS AND CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS


Synopsis:


A musical comedy, embracing every father’s nightmare! Wednesday Addams, known for her love of darkness, has fallen in love with a sweet man from a seemingly respectable and ordinary family. As Wednesday falls in love, family members begin to find out, forcing Gomez, her father, to keep a secret from his love, Morticia. Meanwhile, Pugsley and Grandma scheme and Uncle Fester relates by finding a love of his own. Everything will change on the dreadful night the Addams host a dinner for Wednesday’s boyfriend and his ‘normal’ family. What could go wrong?


Characters:

GOMEZ ADDAMS Male, tenor/baritone vocals Smart, comedic actor A suave, yet comical man who takes great pride in his family and revels in all it means to be an Addams. He struggles keeping his daughter’s secret from his wife, whom he adores more than death. Husband to Morticia.


UNCLE FESTER Male (or Female) tenor/baritone vocals Vaudeville-style Comedian, That one awkward family member who serves as the musical’s narrator. He’s larger than life, an energetic, joyous, child-like presence. Uncle Fester is incorrigible and, except for the good nature of the family and the ignorance of the police, would ordinarily be under lock and key.


LUCAS BEINEKE Male Tenor Vocals Attractive male. 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. Lucas is a ‘normal guy’ who's a little dorky. Wednesday absolutely intrigues him.


MAL BEINEKE Male, high baritone/tenor vocals Stuffy father of Lucas and exasperated husband to his rhyming Stepford wife, Alice. At one time was a follower of a grungy, dark band, but has lost that side of himself and has become a stereotypical businessman. Always looking out for his family’s future and how they might look to his colleagues and the rest of the world.


LURCH Male, Groans Most Likely a Zombie Butler The Addams butler who knows all, but says less. He speaks in moans and groans.


PUGSLEY ADDAMS Male (or Female), Alto vocals Troublesome Younger Brother A funny and sometimes annoying young 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.


MORTICIA ADDAMS Female, Alto/mezzo vocals Strong Matriarch Attractive, strong willed woman – the strength of the family. An easy comedic actress with a dry wit. Feels her husband is hiding something from her and will use any tactic to lure the secret out. She is the real head of the family and fears her daughter and her aren’t as close as they used to be.


WEDNESDAY ADDAMS Female, Pop Soprano/Mezzo vocals Adventurous daughter Wednesday is a girl who has the same dry wit and sensibility of her mother. Finds love with a “normal” boy (Lucas) and wants to introduce his family to hers. She experiences the lovesick drama that comes with first love and when two very different families meet. She longs for the approval of her parents but isn't afraid to show her rebellious side.


ALICE BEINEKE Female, Soprano vocals Charming housewife comedic actress Mother of Lucas, devoted to her family so she puts aside her own desires. Alice is a quirky female who often speaks in rhymes and falls prey to the latest fads or quick fixes to her family or personal life. While at the Addams family dinner party, she drinks a potion that causes her to let her hair down and speak the truth rather than always appearing as “perfect”.


GRANDMA Female, Character vocals Comedic actress She’s one feisty old woman. Fun and quirky, but don’t mess with her. Grandma often schemes with Pugsley and offers advice when needed. She’s more of an oddball than a typical, comforting grandmother figure.


ADDAMS ANCESTORS Male & Female, all vocal ranges Ancestors of the Addams family now live on ‘the other side’, but are summoned once a year to come celebrate with the family. They help tell the story, offer advice and interact with the characters throughout the play.