JUNE 19 - 28, 2020
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.
Director: Jordan Nichols
Choreographer: Travis Bradley
Vocal Director: Patti House
WHEN: Saturday, February 15 at 10:00 AM. No appointment necessary. Callbacks will be held on February 16 by invitation only.
WHERE: Landers Center Theater. 4560 Venture Drive. Southaven, MS
WHO: Searching for actors ages 14+
WHAT TO EXPECT: Prepare a 32 bar cut from a song in the style of the show. You may use an instrumental track or sheet music. If you bring sheet music, please be sure it is in the correct key.
WHAT TO BRING: Please bring an 8x10 headshot and resume stapled. Bring clothes and shoes for the dance call. No sandals or flip flops.
Rehearsals begin May 11. A tentative rehearsal schedule will be provided at auditions. Call 662-280-6546 for more information about the show.
Morticia Addams - The strength of the Addams family who believes strongly in family tradition. Morticia is unnerved thinking that Gomez is hiding something from her. She is confident with a side of dry wit. Feels her husband is hiding something from her and will use any tactic to lure the secret out.
Wednesday Addams - Big sister with a terrifically dry sense of humor, just wants her family to be "normal" for one night to meet the parents of the boy she's fallen in love with, strong pop belt vocals,
Pugsley Addams - 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, strong, high vocals, voice not yet changed.
Uncle Fester - serves as the musicals narrator, child-like, hugely enthusiastic and totally incorrigible, a vaudevillian, needs strong comedy and tenor vocals
Grandma - a feisty, funny 102+ year old, fun and quirky, but don't mess with Grandma, comedic actress with strong character vocals
Lurch - seeking actors at least 6'1, the taller the better, a man of very, very few words, often spoken at half speed, most of what he utters is long, plaintive groans, some tinged with irony or exasperation, must have true low bass vocals
Mal Beinecke - stuffy father of 19-year-old Lucas and exasperated husband to his rhyming wife, Alice, thinks the Addams' are beyond strange and does not want to spend time having dinner with them, much less be related, musical theatre bari-tenor
Alice Beinecke - 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 and speak her truth, very strong comedic actress with soprano / high belt vocals
Lucas Beinecke - 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, contemporary pop tenor vocals
The Ancestors - The Addams ancestors from various eras serve as the chorus for the show and help bring the story to life. They will be featured both singing and dancing throughout the entire show (once released from the family crypt!).
***Please note: the role of Gomez Addams has been cast.***