AUDITIONS: Addams Family
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.
All actors must be fully vaccinated.
Audition Sign Up Required:
As a result of the overwhelming response to our audition notice and in an effort to accommodate everyone within the limited amount of space left, we are REQUIRING all actors to sign up to audition using the link below.
*We have a limited amount of space available only on Thursday, 8/24.
*If we receive your sign up after full capacity of audition times has been reached,
then you will be notified in advance.
Thursday, August 24 from 4:00 to 6:30pm
Actors only need to attend one day of auditions.
CALLBACKS on Saturday, August 26 from 12:00-3:30pm.
*You will be notified by email by Friday, August 25 if you are needed
for callbacks and given a schedule.
All auditions and any necessary callbacks will be held at
Santa Monica’s Morgan-Wixson Theatre,
2627 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405.
Street parking available. Venice Family Clinic’s parking lot is available on weekends and on weekdays after 6:00pm. Do not park at our neighbors AAMCO/Viking Motors or SGI or you will be towed.
Prepare two contrasting musical theatre style songs (one uptempo, one ballad).
One song should be a 32 bar cut and the other only 16 bars.
*Pugsley and Ancestor Roles only need one 32 bar cut.
Choose songs with a “story”
so you can show both your acting and vocal ability.
NOTE: Accompanist will be provided so bring sheet music for your cuts if you are able
to take advantage of this opportunity. You will have time to review your material before
singing. We will also have a playback system for you to use for your tracks
using your own device if needed.
Be prepared to dance with comfortable clothes and dance shoes or sneakers.
November 4-November 26
PLUS there are two potential extension dates of Friday,
December 1 and Saturday, December 2.
Advance notice will be given if we are able to extend.
Most performances are Saturday and Sunday afternoons with a few on
Friday and Saturday evenings.
There will be shows over THANKSGIVING WEEKEND.
A complete show schedule will be provided at auditions.
Actors MUST be available for all performances INCLUDING potential extension dates as well as the week before opening (tech week). This is non-negotiable!
Rehearsals will begin Tuesday, August 29 with a readthrough and parent meeting. The
rest of rehearsals will either be on week days from 4:00-6:30pm or weekday evenings
from 6:30-9:30, as well as Saturdays from 1:00-5:00pm and Sundays from 5:30-9:00pm
all depending upon theatre availability.
A calendar with more specific time slots will be available at the audition.
Actors are not called for all rehearsals, only ones where they are being used for a scene.
We will try to limit most actors to 4-5 rehearsals a week until we reach the last few
weeks. Rehearsals will be worked around actor schedules as much as possible.
A copy of your vaccination card
A picture (a school picture or snapshot is fine).
A resume or list of shows done.
A list of your conflicts for the rehearsal period.
At the audition, all actors must fill out a calendar form with all potential conflicts.
If you are not attending the audition with your child, see attached link to fill out in advance.
PRIOR to auditioning, make sure to check with your school choir/band/theatre director, your sports coach, any pending field trips, or any other adult who schedules your time.
There will be rehearsals on some holidays.
Weekends are predominantly for dance – more than 3 conflicts on those days may result in an actor not being cast.
NO conflicts will be accepted after casting. If they do arise it may result in an actor being replaced.
In reference to the character descriptions that follow, our casting seeks to be as inclusive
as possible. We will list race/ethnicity when specific to the character but are otherwise
seeking all races and ethnicities for all roles. We also encourage gender non-conforming,
genderfluid, transgender and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify
with. In addition, we will list disability when specific to a character, but are otherwise
seeking actors with disabilities as well as non-disabled actors for all roles. Please let us
know if you have any questions, or if there are any accommodations we can provide.
We are actively committed to casting an inclusive show that reflects the community.
NOTE: Please see eligible ages listed by each character. Actors must be that age no later
than August 24th to audition.
Gomez Addams: 13-18 to play an adult of around 35-40, Bari/Tenor to a G4.
A father who takes great pride in his family. Very much about what it means to be an
Addams. Adores his wife more than death. Must have real comedic timing, move well,
and be a strong singer.
Morticia Addams: 13-18 to play an adult of around 35-40, Alto/Mezzo to Bb.
Aristocratic, the real head of the family and the critical and moving force behind it. A
comedic actor with a dry wit. Great dancer needed.
Uncle Fester: 13-18 to play an adult of around 30–50, Bari/Tenor.
The narrator of the piece, Fester is child-like, hugely enthusiastic and totally
incorrigible. A vaudeville style comedian.
Wednesday Addams: 13-18 to play 18, Mezzo/Soprano with a pop mix/belt to an E5.
Gothic, witty with a terrifically dry sense of humor. Experiences the youthful drama
that comes with first love. Lucas can actually put a smile on Wednesday’s face. Strong
dancer and pop belt vocals.
Grandmama: 13-18 to play 102, Mezzo/Soprano.
Fun and quirky, but don’t mess with feisty Grandma. Comedic actor with strong
Pugsley Addams: 10-14, Tenor/Alto with strong high vocals.
A charming, funny kid who loves being tortured by Wednesday.
Lurch: 13-18 to play Ageless, Bass down to an Eb.
A person of very, very few words, often spoken at half speed. Most of what is uttered is
long, plaintive groans, some tinged with irony or exasperation. Lurch sees everything,
knows everything that goes on under the roof of The Addams Family home. Strong
comedic actor with a low bass voice.
Mal Beinecke: 13-18 to play an adult of around 40-45, Bari/Tenor to an A.
Father to Lucas. Stuffy with little patience for his family. Very conventional, although
wasn’t always like that. An actor that has range to be conventional yet let go once Mal
gets back in touch with the carefree side of life.
Alice Beinecke: 13-18 to play an adult of around 35-45, Mezzo/Soprano to G# with
good low range and strong mix/belt. Devoted to family and puts aside own desires.
Quirky, often speaks in rhyme. After drinking a potion, goes from straight-laced to very
loose and speaks inner truth. Strong comedic actor with soprano belt vocals.
Lucas Beinecke: 13-18 to play 18, Bari/Tenor to C5.
Has conflicts with his father's closed-minded ways. Fell in love with Wednesday at first
sight. A classic co-dependent, feels good when everybody's happy. Contemporary pop
The Ancestors: 11-18
Ensemble singer/dancers who are descendants of various eras of the Addams Family
lineage. They show up in many scenes and song numbers. Must be strong singers who
can handle harmonies. Strong movers who have good use of physicality to create these
Non-Equity, no pay.
Y.E.S. does not charge tuition or fees to participate.
Questions or requests for additional information should be directed to Eve Keller at firstname.lastname@example.org.