Audition Notice: THE ADDAMS FAMILY at Plaza Theatre Company

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Audition Notice:

Auditions are: August 17th and August 18th, 2015

Directed by G. Aaron Siler
Stage Management by Lindsay Hardisty
Music Direction by Doug Henry
Choreography by Tabitha Barrus

When:
Monday Aug. 17 & Tuesday Aug. 18, 2015
7pm – 9pm at the Plaza Academy Studio
211 S. Mill St, Cleburne, TX
Auditions are by appointment only

Click here to make an audition appointment!

AUDITION PREPARATION
Auditioners will be asked to come prepared to sing 32 bars of music, preferably from a musical. An accompanist will be provided. Auditioners should also be prepared to read cold from the script at the audition. Each auditioner should plan to spend about five to ten minutes auditioning for the Directors.

A call back audition will be held on Saturday, Aug. 22nd starting at 9am and may last for up to four hours. Those auditioners who the Directors wish to see further will be invited to the call back audition.

REHERSALS:
Rehearsals will commence Monday, Aug. 24 and take place usually on Mon. – Wed. evenings and Saturday mornings depending on performer schedules. No Sunday rehearsals or performances. Performers are only called to rehearsal if needed.

PERFORMANCES:
The production will play on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Saturday afternoons opening on Friday, October 9th and playing through Saturday, November 14th.

ABOUT THE SHOW
Morticia and Gomez Addams want to continue living amongst death, pain and suffering the way they always have. But then there is a change in plans. Their eldest child, Wednesday, has fallen in love with a strange boy – who is NORMAL. When the normal family is invited to dinner, craziness ensues. A Broadway hit based on the classic TV show.

ALL ROLES ARE AVAILABLE

* Please note that the age ranges on the characters are for guidance only. Actors who play older or younger will be considered for characters outside their age range based on ability.

Gomez Addams: Male, age 40-59. 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 35-59. 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 (alto/mezzo soprano).

Uncle Fester: Male, age 30-59. 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, appears 18-19. 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, appears age 102, but a feisty 102. – fun, adorably dangerous, but don’t mess with grandma. Surprisingly resourceful and sprightly. Comedic actress with strong character vocals.

Pugsley Addams: Male, age 12ish. But can be played by older actor – 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. A very tall male character, the Addams butler who knows all. He speaks in moans and groans (some tinged with irony or exasperation) without becoming a cartoon version of himself. His movement is always very slow. Character actor with a low bass vocals to Eb.

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. 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. 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. Contemporary pop tenor vocals.

The Ancestors: Male and female ensemble singer/dancers of all types who are smart performers and have a fun, quirky sensibility.

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