Addams Family Auditions
Pay Rate: CAT tier 1 and stipend for non-AEA
Audition Dates and Times: Saturday, May 18th and Sunday, May 19th 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM (LUNCH) 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Audition Location: 140 W. Terra Cotta Ave, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Contact Person Email: casting@WSRep.org
Contact Person Name: Caitlin Quinn
Please email casting@WSRep.org to request an audition slot. EPA rules apply. Walk-ins will be accepted on a first come first served basis (AEA then EMC will take priority)
EPA rules apply.
Seeking AEA actors, non-AEA actors in the following:
The Addams Family, directed by Kevin Wiczer
MATERIAL TO PREPARE:
32 bars of music in the style of the show and a 1-minute comedic monologue.
August 26 – October 20, 2019
Rehearsals begin the week of August 26, 2019
Show Opens September 27, 2019
Fridays: 8:00 PM curtain | Saturdays: 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM curtain | Sundays: 2:00 PM curtain
Morticia Addams: Alto/Mezzo Sop. (G3 – Bb5) (Pre-Cast)
Gomez Addams: Tenor (Bb2 – G4), 35-55: 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: Tenor (C3 – C5), 30-50: Serves as the musical’s narrator; rotund and child-like, hugely enthusiastic and totally incorrigible; a vaudevillian, needs strong comedy and tenor vocals.
Wednesday Addams: Strong pop voice with belt (A3 – E5), 18-25 to play 18: Gothic in a sexy 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.
Pugsley Addams: Strong high vocals (unchanged voice) (Invitation only)
Grandma Addams: Strong character vocals (G4 – F5) 35+ to play a feisty 102 yr. old woman: Fun and quirky, capable of a comedic physical presence; comedic actress with strong character vocals.
Lurch: Bass (Eb2-E4) 25-50: Seeking actors at least 6’1 – the taller the better; 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 Beineke: bari-tenor (C3-A4) 35-50: 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.
Alice Beineke: soprano/high belt (Ab3- G#5), 35-45: 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; very strong comedic singer/actress.
Lucas Beineke: Pop Tenor (C3-C5), 18-25 to play 19: 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.
The Ancestors: SATB, (casting 5 Men & 5 Women) 20 and older: Strong contemporary singers/dancers/physical movers. Must be able to hold tight harmonies.