Fridley Community Theatre invites you to audition for The Addams Family.
Thursday, April 13 – 6:00 -8:00pm
Tuesday, April 18 – 6:00 -8:00pm
Wednesday, April 19 – 6:00 -8:00pm
Callbacks in the evening of Thursday, April 20
Performance Dates: July 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29
All will be held at the Fridley High School. Please Enter through Door 12
Those auditioning will need to sign up for a 30 minute time slot.
Prepare 16 measures of song of your choosing. Bring sheet music if you want accompaniment.
Come prepared to dance.
You will also be doing some cold readings. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B054AA4A72BA7F58-auditions1
Director – Heather Klug
Music Director – Kathy Keeler
Choreographers – Mary Becker and Jacob Becker
Production Manager – Tom Larson
You may reach out to Tom with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT THE SHOW:
“In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams. Nonetheless, this quirky family still has to deal with many of the same challenges faced by any other family, and the spookiest nightmare faced by every family creates the focus Lippa, Brickman, and Elice’s musical: the Addams kids are growing up. The Addamses have lived by their unique values for hundreds of years and Gomez and Morticia, the patriarch and matriarch of the clan, would be only too happy to continue living that way. Their dark, macabre, beloved daughter Wednesday, however, is now an eighteen year-old young woman who is ready for a life of her own. She has fallen in love with Lucas Beineke, a sweet, smart boy from a normal, respectable Ohio family — the most un-Addams sounding person one could be! And to make matters worse, she has invited the Beinekes to their home for dinner. In one fateful, hilarious night, secrets are disclosed, relationships are tested, and the Addams family must face up to the one horrible thing they’ve managed to avoid for generations: change.” – Stageagent.com
GOMEZ ADDAMS A suave, yet comical man who takes great pride in his family and revels in all it means to be an Addams. He struggles keeping his daughter’s secret from his wife, whom he adores more than death. Husband to Morticia. Actor requirements: Male. Age 35-55. Smart, comedic actor, tenor/baritone, strong dancer
UNCLE FESTER That one awkward family member who serves as the musical’s narrator. He’s larger than life, an energetic, joyous, child-like presence. Uncle Fester is incorrigible and, except for the good nature of the family and the ignorance of the police, would ordinarily be under lock and key. Actor requirements: Male: 30-50. Vaudeville-style Comedian, tenor/baritone, can dance/move well
LUCAS BEINEKE 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. Lucas is a ‘normal guy’ who’s a little dorky. Wednesday absolutely intrigues him. Actor requirements: Male. 18-22. Attractive nerdy, tenor, moves well
MAL BEINEKE Stuffy father of Lucas and exasperated husband to his rhyming Stepford wife, Alice. At one time was a follower of a grungy, dark band, but has lost that side of himself and has become a stereotypical businessman. Always looking out for his family’s future and how they might look to his colleagues and the rest of the world. Actor requirements: Male. 30-55. High baritone/tenor
LURCH Most Likely a Zombie; The Addams butler who knows all, but says less. He speaks in moans and groans. Actor requirements: Male 25-50. Preferably tall. Rich bass sound
PUGSLEY ADDAMS Troublesome Younger Brother; A funny and sometimes annoying young 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. Actor requirements: Male. Can play Age 10 – 13.Sweet, strong actor, Alto with strong, high vocals.
MORTICIA ADDAMS Strong Matriarch Attractive, strong willed woman – the strength of the family. An easy comedic actress with a dry wit. Feels her husband is hiding something from her and will use any tactic to lure the secret out. She is the real head of the family and fears her daughter and her aren’t as close as they used to be. Actor requirements: Female 35-55. Comedic AND dramatic actor, Alto/mezzo, any gender, strong dancer, graceful.
WEDNESDAY ADDAMS Adventurous daughter; Wednesday is a girl who has the same dry wit and sensibility of her mother. Finds love with a “normal” boy (Lucas) and wants to introduce his family to hers. She experiences the lovesick drama that comes with first love and when two very different families meet. She longs for the approval of her parents but isn’t afraid to show her rebellious side. Actor requirements: Female. 18-22. Strong actor, Pop Soprano/Mezzo, strong belt
ALICE BEINEKE Charming housewife, Mother of Lucas, devoted to her family so she puts aside her own desires. Alice is a quirky female who often speaks in rhymes and falls prey to the latest fads or quick fixes to her family or personal life. While at the Addams family dinner party, she drinks a potion that causes her to let her hair down and speak the truth rather than always appearing as “perfect” Actor requirements: Female. Age 30-55. Comedic actor, Soprano, belt
GRANDMA She’s one feisty old woman. Fun and quirky, but don’t mess with her. Grandma often schemes with Pugsley and offers advice when needed. She’s more of an oddball than a typical, comforting grandmother figure. Actor requirements: Female. Can play 80-105. Comedic actor, Alto/Mezzo/Character vocals
ADDAMS ANCESTORS Ancestors of the Addams family now live on ‘the other side’ but are summoned once a year to come celebrate with the family. They help tell the story, offer advice and interact with the characters throughout the play Actor requirements: All vocal ranges, genders, ages, and types
Speaking Roles 16+
Non Speaking Roles Open To All Ages