Auditions for THE ADDAMS FAMILY: A NEW MUSICAL
Book: Marshall Brickman
Book: Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics: Andrew Lippa
Directed by Monica Blanchette
Producer: Danielle Paquette
Music Director: Mike Konnerth
Choreographer: Sandy Clossick
Monday, July 10 & Tuesday, July 11, 6:30-8:30
Call Backs: Thursday, July 13, 6:30
The RISE Playhouse
142 Clinton St.
Woonsocket, RI 02985
October 20-29, 2023
10/20, 10/21, 10/27: 7:30
10/22, 10/28, 10/29: 2:00
Performances will be held at the Assembly Theater, Harrisville RI
WHAT TO PREPARE
- Please prepare 16 bars of a Musical Theatre song in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music or an accompaniment tracks. Sides will be provided for readings. No memorization required.
- A rehearsal schedule will be made available prior to auditions on our website. Auditioners who fill out their forms in advance will receive a copy by email. Please check this for any possible conflicts!
- Be prepared to dance.
- Provide a resume and headshot along with your audition form, either in person or via our website at www.ristage.org.
- No reservations are needed - arrive anytime between 7:00 and 9:00.
- RISE is a non-profit, non-Equity, volunteer-based theater company. All positions within the company are unpaid, unless otherwise specified.
Description: 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.
All roles are open. Genders and ages pertain to the character; any actor may audition for any role.
GOMEZ ADDAMS (M, 35 – 55)
VOCAL RANGE: BB2 - G4 (TENOR/BARITONE)
A suave man of Spanish descent who adores his wife and children and takes immense pride in being an Addams. He has great comedic timing and is a strong dancer. Spanish accent a plus. Tango and/or fencing/sword combat experience great!
MORTICIA ADDAMS (F, 35 – 55)
VOCAL RANGE: G3 - BB5 (MEZZO)
The beautiful and mysterious head of the Addams family who believes strongly in family tradition. She is confident and sexy with a side of dry wit. A strong mover (tango skills a plus!)
WEDNESDAY ADDAMS (F, 14 – 22)
VOCAL RANGE; A3 - E5 (POP SOPRANO/MEZZO)
Goth big sister Wednesday has her father’s heart and her mother’s sensibility (as well as her deadly dry wit). Wednesday showcases compassion, a bit of stubbornness, and a strong will. Strong belter.
(M, 35 – 55)
VOCAL RANGE: C3 – A4 (TENOR/HIGH BARITONE)
The uptight father of Wednesday’s boyfriend, Lucas, and exasperated husband to his rhyming wife, Alice. He finds the Addams far too bizarre for his liking.
(F, 40 – 55)
VOCAL RANGE; A FLAT 3-G SHARP 5 (SOPRANO / HIGH BELT VOCALS)
Mother of 19-year-old Lucas, 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. Strong comedic actress with soprano / high belt vocals.
UNCLE FESTER (M, 30 – 50)
VOCAL RANGE; C3 – G4 (OPTIONAL C5; TENOR/BARITONE)
Serving as the show’s narrator, Uncle Fester brings his own unique personality to the show. He is lovable, childish, enthusiastically strange, and highly incorrigible. Strong comedic timing and a tenor voice. Ukulele or other instrument skills a plus!
PUGSLEY ADDAMS (M, 10 – 13)
VOCAL RANGE: A3 – F5 (ALTO)
Pugsley is a funny, inventive, and sometimes annoying little brother who loves to be tortured by his big sister. Strong, high vocals. Preferably 5’ or shorter.
LUCAS BEINEKE (M, 18 – 22)
VOCAL RANGE: C3 – C5 (POP TENOR/BARITONE)
Smart, attractive, and a bit dorky, ‘normal guy’ Lucas is optimistic and hopeful, yet struggles to find the balance between his ‘normal’ family and the macabre Addams. Strong singer.
GRANDMA (F, 102)
VOCAL RANGE: G4 – F5 (ALTO/CONTRA)
Fun, quirky and very feisty, Grandma always has a trick up her sleeve and is often cooking up schemes. She is wise, wacky and a bit crass. Great comedic timing and versatile character physicality; definitely not a typical sweet grandmotherly figure.
LURCH (M, 25 – 100)
VOCAL RANGE: EB2 – E4 (BASS)
A man of few words, Lurch is the Addams family butler. His unmistakable commanding presence is accented by grunts, moans, and deliberate movement. Must have great non-verbal story-telling abilities (think: facial expressions and sound). When we finally do hear him sing, Lurch may surprise us with a rich bass voice. Ideally, tall…very tall.
THE ADDAMS ANCESTORS (All ages)
Ancestors of the Addams family now live on ‘the other side’, but are summoned once a year to come celebrate with the family. Dressed in the attire of their various eras of Addams family history, the Ancestors serve as the ensemble (chorus) for the show. They help bring the story to life, sometimes offering advice, and interacting with the characters throughout the play. They appear often, including singing and dancing in several numbers, as well as silently watching or possibly being a part of the magical effects of the show. Seeking approx. 10-15 actors with both vocal and dancing/movement abilities. Any experience with magic tricks, puppetry, playing instruments or other unique performance skills a plus!
THING & COUSIN IT/”CHILD” ANCESTORS
We may be casting 1-2 children or teen/adult actors of small stature as Thing and/or Cousin It. They may double as Child Ancestors, and one may understudy Pugsley.
Thing (disembodied hand) and Cousin It (character completely covered in hair, wearing glasses and a hat) are iconic Addams Family members. These non-speaking roles will weave in and out as the story unfolds. Actor playing Thing must be comfortable with tight spaces! Height 5’ or shorter ideal.
Now in our 17th season, Rhode Island Stage Ensemble is one of the pre-eminent theater companies of northern Rhode Island. RISE's mission is to provide quality, affordable theater performances and high-caliber education programs for children, youth, and adults.
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