To audition, submit a video audition of TWO one-minute contrasting contemporary musical theatre song selections. Video audition submissions will be accepted until August 28th. UPDATE: Accepting REPLACEMENT audition submissions until September 13th! Roles of "Mal Beineke" & "Lurch" are both available! Submit your audition here by Sunday through this google drive link: https://forms.gle/QidWpCvbG5Ev4BNSA
THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of 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 wasn’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 parents.
Gomez Addams (Tenor; Bb2 – G4), 35-55: A 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.
Morticia Addams (Alto/Mezzo Sop; G3 – Bb5), 35-50: Gomez’s wife, the real head of the family and the critical and moving force behind it; easy comedic actress with a confident, dry wit; feels her husband is hiding something from her and will use any tactic to lure the secret out; a strong dancer.
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 (Belter; A3 – E5), 18 years old: Gothic teen, 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 (High/unchanged voice) 12 years old: 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.
Grandma (G4 – F5): Fun and quirky old woman, but don’t mess with Grandma; comedic actress with strong character vocals.
Lurch (Bass; Eb2-E4): 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 Beinecke (Bari-tenor; C3-A4): 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 Beinecke (Soprano/high belter; Ab3- G#5): Mother of 19-year-old Lucas, seeming-ly 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 Beinecke (Pop Tenor; C3-C5), 18-19 years old: 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: Strong contemporary singer/dancers who sing and have a fun, quirky sensibility. Must be able to hold tight harmonies and portray recognizable historical archetypes.
ARE AUDITIONS HAPPENING IN PERSON?
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have moved all auditions to digital VIDEO SUBMISSIONS to reduce contact with auditioners as much as possible. The deadline for submitting video auditions is August 28th! The audition form is a google form that includes the ability to upload your audition videos right on the form before you click "submit." You can submit the audition form through this google form link: https://forms.gle/QidWpCvbG5Ev4BNSA
WHAT DO I NEED TO PREPARE FOR MY AUDITION?
Prepare two contrasting 32-bar cuts of musical theatre songs of your choice (in the style of The Addams Family or contemporary musical theatre) along with a completed audition form (using the link above), a performance resume and a headshot. Be sure to find your own instrumental/accompaniment track that you can sing with in your audition videos!
CAN I SING A SONG FROM THE SHOW?
Absolutely! This is your audition and you can sing any musical theatre song or contemporary pop/rock song of your choice! If you feel that a song from The Addams Family will show your voice off best, that's great! However, you can sing from outside of the show as well.
DOES MY PHOTO HAVE TO BE A PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOT?
While we do recommend that you submit a professional headshot for auditions, it is not required. You can bring any size photo of yourself that you have available that gives us a clear sense of what you look like every day.
WHAT SHOULD I INCLUDE IN MY PERFORMANCE RESUME?
You should include any training and experience relating to singing, acting or dancing, including your experience in any previous theatrical productions. If you are interested in a resume template, please email us for one and we'd be happy to send over an example!
WHAT ROLES ARE AVAILABLE IN THE SHOW?
We have posted a full character breakdown above!
WHEN WILL I HEAR ABOUT CASTING?
We will schedule a round of callbacks to take place on August 30th. We will not need to see everyone who auditions for callbacks. You will receive an email by Saturday evening on August 29th if you are asked to participate in callbacks. After we review callback materials, our production team will meet to make casting decisions and we will email all auditioners after all casting decisions are made.
CAN I STILL BE CAST IF I DO NOT GET A CALLBACK?
YES! We will only read for select roles for callbacks so if you do not receive a callback email, please keep an eye out for the cast list!
WILL THE SHOW BE DOUBLE CAST?
Depending on casting requirements and the number of performers who audition, we may have two separate casts (Cast A & Cast B). If this becomes the case, each cast would have two performances on performance weekend.
WHEN ARE REHEARSALS?
Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings between 5-9pm, Thursday evenings between 5-9pm, and Saturday afternoons between 12-5pm beginning September 19th. Performances run outdoors at night on October 23, 24, 25 at Wells Park in Brewster.
I MAY HAVE A POSSIBLE CONFLICT DURING THE REHEARSAL PERIOD. WHEN SHOULD I BRING THIS TO SOMEONE'S ATTENTION?
We can approve some conflicts prior to casting. This means that once the cast list is posted, we will not accept any additional conflicts and will adhere to a strict participation and attendance policy (only ONE absence is allowed in the mainstage program). We have a short 5-week rehearsal period that includes tech week and we work at a very intensive pace so if you do have any potential conflicts (sports games, a weekly dance class, a one-week vacation, etc.), please make sure you write it down on your audition form.
WHO DO I CONTACT IF I HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT AUDITIONS OR VIDEO SUBMISSIONS?
Please email our executive director Stephanie Scuderi at email@example.com (or call our office number at 845-444-2787 and leave a message).
WHO WILL BE REVIEWING MY AUDITION?
Our creative team who will be reviewing all audition submissions are Spotlight Arts Executive Director & THE ADDAMS FAMILY Director Stephanie Scuderi, THE ADDAMS FAMILY Music Director Denis Michael, THE ADDAMS FAMILY Choreographer Eric Leiggi, and THE ADDAMS FAMILY Assistant Director Sarah O'Hara.
Any additional questions can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org!
The Spotlight Arts Winter Mainstage has moved to the FALL this year! The Spotlight Arts mainstage program is a large-scale commercial production directed by industry professionals and is by audition only. Rehearsals take place three evenings per week: Note the *NEW* Rehearsal Days!!: Monday evenings on Zoom, Thursday evenings on Zoom, & Saturday afternoons IN-PERSON beginning September 14th. Performances take place outdoors at night at Wells Park on October 23, 24, 25. Only ONE absence is allowed in the mainstage program. However, some conflicts can be pre-approved prior to casting! Be sure to include any and all conflict dates on your audition form!