Auditions Announced for THE ADDAMS FAMILY at GHCT

GHCT_logoTime and date
Auditions: 7 p.m. Sunday, July 10, 2016
Auditions: 7 p.m. Monday, July 11, 2016
Callbacks (if necessary): Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Location
Creative Center at the Palace, 215 S. Third St., Hamilton; Please note the building is not air conditioned and plan accordingly

Synopsis
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.

Requirements
• Prepare one song from musical theater
• Bring sheet music in the correct key (an accompanist will be provided)
• At initial audition, learn song and dance combination

Roles
• Gomez Addams: Male, age 50-59, all ethnicities – a man in his prime, of Spanish descent with a wild Iberian passion. Takes great pride in being an Addams and revels in all that means. Struggles with having to keep his daughter’s secret from his wife, whom he adores more than death. Requires great comedic timing and baritone to high G.
• Morticia Addams: Female, age 40-59, all ethnicities — attractive, in shape, holds the balance of power in the family; often seems like the only emotionally mature member of the clan. Calls for a sexy, dry wit. Feels her husband is hiding something from her and will use any tactic to lure the secret out. Must be a strong dancer/mover with with lower mature womanly sound and some high treble.
• Uncle Fester: Male, age 40-59, all ethnicities — narrator of the piece, has a hugely energetic, joyous childlike presence – totally incorrigible. A vaudevillian-style comedian with tenor vocals, spoken parts and a couple of high notes.
• Wednesday Adams: Female, 18, all ethnicities. Strikingly similar to Morticia but is experiencing a bit of a personality crisis. Experiences the youthful drama that comes with first love — Lucas can actually put a smile on her face. Low belt with high E possible.
• Grandmama: Female, age 102, all ethnicities — feisty, fun, adorably dangerous. Surprisingly resourceful and sprightly. Mezzo in treble clef.
• Pugsley Addams: Male, age 12, but can be played by older actor, all ethnicities – 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. Lower child’s range or woman’s mid-range.
• Lurch: Male, age 35 and up, all ethnicities — the Addams’ butler who knows all. Very tall, ageless, a man of very few words, often spoken at half speed. Most of what he utters is in long, expressive groans, some tinged with irony or exasperation. His movement is always very slow. Character actor with bass, carry a low G?
• Colonel Mal Beinecke: Male, age 45-50, all ethnicities — father to Lucas. A stuffy military man, a man who must be obeyed, exasperated with his rhyming wife. At one time was a follower of The Grateful Dead but lost that side of himself. Always looking out for his family. Midrange baritenor.
• Alice Beinecke: Female, age 40-45, all ethnicities — mother to Lucas. Quirky, devoted to her family, so she puts aside her own desires. At the Addams Family dinner party, drinks a potion that causes her to let her hair down and speak her mind. Legit voice up to G#.
• Lucas Beinecke: Male, 19, all ethnicities — fell in love with Wendy and plans to marry her. A writer, classic codependent, feels good when everybody’s happy. Experiences the pain and drama of young love and struggles with the differences between his family and the Addamses. Broadway show voice, nice upper range.
• The Ancestors: Male and female ensemble singer/dancers of all ethnicities who are smart performers and have a fun, quirky sensibility. Knowledge of tango and flamenco dancing a plus.

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