Audition: The Addams Family – A New Musical Comedy

February 6, 2019

February 6, 2019

3:30 pm To 6:30 pm

Event Description

The Addams Family on February 5th and 6th 2019
Rocklin, CA November 2018
Sierra College Theatre Arts Department will hold auditions Tuesday, February 5 and Wednesday, February 6, 2019 for its spring musical of The Addams Family book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, directed by Scott Adams, musical direction by Kim Osteen-Petreshock, and choreography by Pamela Lourentzos.
The Addams 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 weren’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.
**Special Audition Date by appointment for the role of Pugsley: Thursday, January 31 from 3:30 – 5:00pm. For appt slot, please e-mail
We will be casting actor/singers ideally in the age-range of 10-13 for the role of Pugsley. Those being considered will be called back on February, 7 on general call back date. See below.
Audition Date (All but Pugsleys): Tuesday and Wednesday, February 5 and 6, 2019, 3:30pm. Auditions held on a first-come, first-served basis. Parts available for 10 principles and 8-10 ensemble.) 
Location: Auditions will take place in the Dietrich Theatre on the campus of Sierra College, 5100 Sierra College Blvd, Rocklin, CA 95677. Auditioners should prepare 32 bars of an upbeat song from a Broadway musical (NOT from The Addams Family). Please bring sheet music in your own key. No recorded accompaniment. An accompanist will be provided. Songs should best portray the actor/singer’s strengths. It is requested that auditioners bring an 8×10 color photo-headshot and resume of acting experience, if available, but this is not required. Community members are welcome but must purchase a $3 daily parking permit for auditions.
PLEASE NOTE: Day 2: Please come prepared to move for learned danced routines. All levels are welcome. Cold readings, solo and small group assignments may be given out, time allowing. Callbacks (by invitation only): Thursday, February 7, and Friday, February 8 (if needed) at 3:30pm.
Auditioners who are called back will be asked to audition by way of cold readings from the script and sight-reading songs from the show. Rehearsal Dates: February 11 through March 28, 2019, Mondays through Fridays 3:30-6:00pm. Rehearsals will run into the middle and later evenings once run-throughs and dress rehearsals begin. There will be one pick-up rehearsal on Thursday, April 4.
Technical Rehearsals ALL DAY Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24, 2019. Performance Dates: March 29 – April 13, 2019, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm, Thursday, April 11, at 7:00pm.
Character Breakdown:
Gomez Addams – Passionate Patriarch, Spanish dialect preferred (Vocal Range: Bb2 – G4)
Morticia Addams – Sensual Matriarch clings to principles and promises (Vocal Range: G3 – Bb5)
Wednesday Addams – 18-yr-old, still dark outlook, but has found love with normal guy (Vocal Range:A3 – E5)
Uncle Fester – Gomez’s pyromaniac brother, eyes are deeply embedded, Narrates story (Vocal Range: C3 – C5)
Grandmama –  Ancient Addams elder, Crude and Crass but lovable (Vocal Range: G4 – F5)
Pugsley Addams – Pre-teen clings to longing to be tortured by Wednesday (Vocal Range: A2 – F4)
Lurch – Freakishly Tall, Zombie-like butler who grunts but cares, has solo (Vocal Range: Eb2 – E4)
Lucas Beineke – Wednesday’s love interest working his way through college (Vocal Range: C3 – C5)
Mal Beineke – Lucas’ father, a conservative businessman from Ohio (Vocal Range: C3 – A4)
Alice Beineke – Lucas’ mother, Has pent-up frustrations (Vocal Range: Ab3 – G#5)
4 to 5 Female Ancestors of all ages, vocal ranges – Bride, Flapper, Flight Attendant, Saloon Girl
4 to 5 Male Ancestors of all ages, vocal ranges – Caveman, Conquistador, Soldier, Puritan

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