Contact: Deb Bly
Seneca Community Players
Phone: 516-330- 8916
Seneca Falls, NY – May 16, 2017 – Auditions for The Addams Family Musical
Seneca Community Players announce auditions for The Addams Family Musical to be held on June 12th & 13th (Monday and Tuesday), at the Partridge Building, 115 Fall Street, lower level, Seneca Falls, NY, from 6:30pm – 8:30pm.
Production dates of The Addams Family, are Thursday, August 10 through Sunday August 13 with both a matinee and evening show on Saturday. The Addams Family direction team includes Director Deb Bly, Musical Director Eric Koepke and Choreographer Pam Bryan.
The Addams Family, with music and lyrics by Adam Lippa and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, is based on The Addams Family characters created by Charles Addams in his single-panel gag cartoons, which depict a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre. Numerous film and television adaptations of Addams cartoons exist, but the musical, which is the first stage show based on the characters, is based upon the cartoons rather than the television and film characters. The musical opened on Broadway in April 2010. The original cast featured Nathan Lane as Gomez and Bebe Neuwirth as Morticia.
Roles sought for The Addams Family are:
Gomez Addams (Lead): Male Actor to play 45-55 years old, strong baritone base vocals, good comedic timing, should be able to move well.
A man of Spanish descent, who adores his wife, takes great pride in his children, and is immensely proud to be an Addams. He finds himself caught between his daughter and his wife he feels completely trapped and unable to make either happy, which is his greatest joy.
Morticia Addams (Lead): Female Actress to play 40-50 years old, strong mezzo-soprano alto vocals, strong dancer or moves very well, easy comedic actress.
Attractive, sexy and leggy, the real head of the family and the moving force behind it. She feels her husband is hiding something from her and will use any tactic to lure the secret out.
Wednesday Addams (Lead): Female Actress to play 18-20 years old, strong soprano mezzo-soprano pop belt vocals, should be able to move well.
Wednesday is an attractive girl, gothic in a sexy way, witty with a terrifically dry sense of humor. She just wants her family to be “normal” for one night to meet the parents of the boy she’s fallen in love with.
Puglsey Addams (Supporting): Male Actor to play 13-15 years old, strong unchanged voice tenor vocals, height requirement under 5’5”.
A 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.
Uncle Fester (Supporting): Male Actor to play 40-60 old, tenor baritone vocals, vaudeville style comedian.
The androgynous family member who serves as the musical’s narrator. He is larger than life, an energetic, joyous, child-like presence and totally incorrigible.
Grandma (Supporting): Female Actress to play 102 years old, soprano alto vocals, character actress.
She is ancient, good-natured, easily led, fun and quirky, but don’t mess with Grandma.
Lurch (Supporting): Male Actor to play undetermined age, low bass vocals, VERY TALL (could wear lifts).
The Addams’ butler who knows all. He speaks in half speed and only in moans and groans, he moves very slowly. He sings solo in an ensemble song.
Lucas Beineke (Supporting): Male Actor who can play 19-21 years old, tenor baritone contemporary pop vocals.
Attractive, in shape young man. In love with Wednesday Addams and plans to marry her. Experiences the youthful pain and drama of young love.
Mal Beineke (Supporting): Male Actor to play 45-55 years old, baritone tenor vocals.
Lucas’ straight laced father from Ohio, “normal” and set in his ways, he wants nothing to do with the Addams Family.
Alice Beineki (Supporting): Female Actress to play 40-50 years old, strong high soprano vocals, strong comedic actress.
Lucas’ mother, sweet and innocent with a friendly, though nervous demeanor, she is trying to make the best of the situation.
The Addams Ancestors (Ensemble): 6-8 total, Male and female Strong contemporary dancers or can move very well who also sing, able to hold tight harmonies.
Very important to the cast, the ancestors are seen often, have lines and some vocal solo lines. They have a fun, quirky sensibility. Knowledge of tango and flamenco dancing a plus.
Be prepared to sing a song of your choosing (an accompanist will be available).
You will also be asked to perform, in a group, a simple dance step which you will learn at auditions. You will also read from the script.
A commitment of eight weeks is asked by those cast in the show. Prior commitments will be asked for at the time of auditions. Directors will try to accommodate prior commitments to the best of their ability.
If you are unable to make either day of the auditions, contact Deb Bly to make other arrangements.