Oct 242016
 

The Addams Family

Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa. Based on characters created by Charles Addams

Director – Craig Maloney
Musical Director – Tony Toppi
Choreographer – Renée Maloney
About the show

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, she 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.

Auditions

Monday 14th & Tuesday 15th November from 7.00pm onwards
Thursday 17th Dance Audition (7.30-8.30) and callbacks (as required) 8.30-10.30.

Phoenix HQ – 105 Leeds Street, Doncaster East

Book now on 90125897 or email auditions@phoenixtheatrecompany.org.

Please prepare 2 musical theatre in the style of ‘The Addams Family’. Please do not sing a song from ‘The Addams Family’. Each of your prepared songs should contrast in mood and tempo. Dialogue will also be emailed upon audition booking.

A piano accompanist will be provided, so please come with sheet music for your song in the correct key and in a folder.

Rehearsals

Commencing January – Mondays 7.30 -10.30, Thursdays 7.30 -10.30 and Sundays 1.00-5.30pm. Actors cast in the show may not be called to every single rehearsal.

Performances

Doncaster Playhouse – 679 Doncaster Road, Doncaster

12th – 20th May 2017

Character Breakdowns

Gomez Addams: (30s – 50)
Passionate, intense, devoted man of Spanish /American descent who takes great pride in his family and revels in all it means to be an “Addams”, he struggles with having to keep his daughter’s secret from his wife whom he adores more than death. Smart, good comedic timing, good dancer. Character and legit singer.

Morticia Addams: (30 – 40)
Dark, romantic, mysterious, sexy attractive, leggy, quite tall – pale skinned complexion, the strength of the family. An 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, strong dancer/mover. Traditional musical theatre singer.

Wednesday Addams: (20 – 30)
Dark and disturbed but is recently coming out of her shell to discover the sweeter things in life, attractive, with the same dry wit and sensibility of her mother, finds love with a “normal” boy (Lucas) and wants to introduce his family to hers, experiences the youthful drama that comes with first love. Pop singer with strong upper register and control.

Pugsley Addams: (under 18)
Mischievous, strange, playful yet devious sense of humour plays, charming, funny, husky boy who loves being tortured by his sister, wants to ensure he won’t lose his sister to her new boyfriend so he takes matters into his own hands, strong. Character singer, preferably boy soprano but not essential.

Fester Addams: (30 – 50)
Brother of Gomez, eccentric, high strung, joyful and bizarre androgynous family member who serves as the musicals narrator, larger than life, an energetic, joyous, child-like presence, largish in stature vaudeville style comedian. Crooner style singer.

Grandma Addams: (40s – 70s)
Bitter and twisted, like a comedic wicked witch or old hag a feisty 102-year-old woman, fun and quirky, but don’t mess with Grandma, comedic actress. Character singer.

Lurch: (30s – 60s)
Tall, zombie like qualities, not quite living, not quite dead very tall male character, the Addams butler who knows all, speaks in moans and groans without becoming a cartoon version of himself, movement is always very slow, character actor. Needs to have a rich classical bass tone.

Lucas Beineke: (teens – 20s)
Wednesday’s secret fiancée, innocent, passionate, and completely devoted to Wednesday tractive, 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. Pop singer.

Mal Beineke: (30s – 60s)
Lucas’ straight laced father from Ohio, “normal” and set in his ways, he wants nothing to do with the Addams Family stuffy father of Lucas and exasperated husband to his rhyming wife, Alice, at one time was a follower of The Grateful Dead but has lost that side of himself, always looking out for his family, male actor. Traditional musical theatre singer.

Alice Beineke: (30s – 50s)
Lucas’ mother, sweet and innocent with a friendly, though nervous demeanour, she is trying to make the best of the situation mother of Lucas, devoted to her family so she puts aside her own desires; quirky female who often speaks in rhyme, while at the Addams Family dinner party, she drinks a potion that causes her to let her hair down and speak her truth, comedic actress. Traditional musical theatre singer with a very strong upper register.

The ancestors
3 female and 3 male fun and ghoulish ensemble of singing ghosts and Addams Family ancestors. An ensemble made up of singer/dancers who have fun with a quirky sensibility. Proficient dancers with a knowledge of tango and flamenco dancing a plus. Traditional musical theatre ensemble sound. Strong singers are needed to sing challenging music.

If you require any further details please email phoenix@phoenixtheatrecompany.org

Type of production
Musical

Company Name and Suburb
Phoenix Theatre Company Inc – East Doncaster

State
Victoria