Rockwall Community Playhouse
Book: Marshall Brickman
Book: Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics: Andrew Lippa
AUDITIONS: July 14 at 1pm or July 15 at 1pm
Director: Darlene Singleton
Vocal Director: Paul Burnam
Stage Manager: Jennifer Lewis
They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re altogether ooky, the Addams Family!
Opening the RCP 2018-2019 Season is THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a spectacular musical comedy directed by Darlene Singleton.
Performance Dates: Sept 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, Oct 4, 5, 6, 7 ~ 2018
(Thurs 7pm, Fri/Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm)
THE ADDAMS FAMILY brings to life 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. Join them all, along with Uncle Fester, Pugsley and more for this heart-warming story of love, family and friendship… with a twist! (snap, snap).
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS & NOTES:
- Bring a headshot & resume to the audition.
- Be prepared to sing 16-32 bars of a musical theater song.
(Accompanist will be provided)
- Be prepared to dance. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes (sneakers or jazz shoes).
- The listed character ages are suggested. Actors older or younger may be considered, depending on physical appearance.
- All ethnicities are encouraged to audition.
- Bring all rehearsal/performance conflicts for July 16 through October 7, 2018 -- all conflicts must be listed on audition form.
Gomez Addams, Tenor, 35-55: An attractive man of Spanish descent, who adores his wife, takes great pride in his children, and is immensely proud to be an Addams; caught between his daughter and his wife he feels completely trapped and unable to make either happy, which is his greatest joy; must have great comedic timing, move well, and strong vocals.
Morticia Addams, Alto/Mezzo Sop., 35-50: Alluring, statuesque, oozes sensuality with a good sense of comic timing. Low-voiced, incisive and subtle, smiles are rare. Beautiful, leggy, the real head of the family and the critical and moving force behind it; easy comedic actress with a sexy, dry wit; feels her husband is hiding something from her and will use any tactic to lure the secret out. An elegant mover/dancer.
Uncle Fester, Tenor, 30-50: The androgynous Uncle who serves as the musical’s narrator. He is larger than life, an energetic, joyous, child-like presence and totally incorrigible; a vaudevillian, needs strong comedy and tenor vocals.
Wednesday Addams, Soprano/Strong pop voice with belt, 18-25 to play 18: Severe, with a deadpan wit and loves all things macabre. She has a morbid interest in inflicting harm on her brother. She is also the typically rebellious 18-year old daughter. She is determined to choose her own boyfriend yet, ironically, seeks the approval of her family when she falls in love with the “normal” Lucas. She must be able to show the teenage contradiction of sullen moodiness and the joy of first love. She needs to be a good dancer.
Pugsley Addams, Strong high vocals (unchanged voice) 11-14 to play 12: 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; strong, high vocals. Voice not yet changed. He is energetic and a dedicated troublemaker.
Grandma, Strong character vocals, 35+ to play a feisty 102 yr. old woman: Fun and quirky, but don’t mess with Grandma; comedic actress with strong character vocals. This disrespectful old hag is the mother of Gomez. Her hair is white, frizzy and uncombed. She is foolishly good-natured and is easily fooled.
Lurch, Bass, 25-50: The Addams Family Butler is a very tall, powerful, looming presence in the household. He is dedicated to the family and knows everything that is going on. He communicates in moans and groans without becoming a cartoon version of himself. His movements are slow and studied. Seeking actors at least 6’1 - the taller the better; must have true low bass vocals.
Mal Beinecke, Bari-Tenor, 40-55: 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.
Alice Beinecke, Soprano/high belt, 40-50: Mother of 19-year-old Lucas, seemingly mousy housewife who’s 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 singer/actress.
Lucas Beinecke, Pop Tenor, 18-25 to play 19: Attractive, in shape young man; 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.
The Addams Ancestors, SATB, 20 and older: Strong contemporary singer/dancers who sing and have a fun, quirky sensibility. Knowledge of tango and flamenco dancing a plus. Must be able to hold tight harmonies and portray recognizable historical archetypes. All chorus members will be assigned an Addams Family Ancestor “character” and therefore have their own cameo character to play. Examples of the Ancestor characters are Flapper, Cowboy, Geisha, Matador, Ballerina, Shakespearean, Pirate, Roman, etc.
- "When You're an Addams" – Addams Family, Ancestors
- "Pulled" – Wednesday, Pugsley
- "Where Did We Go Wrong" – Morticia, Gomez
- "One Normal Night" – Company
- "Morticia" – Gomez, Male Ancestors
- "What If" – Pugsley
- "Full Disclosure (Part 1)" – Company
- "Waiting" – Alice, Ancestors
- "Full Disclosure (Part 2)" – Company
- "Opening Act II" – Ancestors
- "Just Around the Corner" – Morticia, Ancestors
- "The Moon and Me" – Fester, Female Ancestors
- "Happy/Sad" – Gomez
- "Crazier Than You" – Wednesday, Lucas
- "Let's Not Talk About Anything Else But Love" – Mal, Gomez, Fester
- "Let's Not Talk About Anything Else But Love (Reprise)" † – Grandma, Gomez, Fester
- "In the Arms" – Mal, Alice, Ancestors
- "Live Before We Die" – Gomez, Morticia
- "Tango de Amor" – Orchestra
- "Move Toward the Darkness" – Company
RCP is an all-volunteer community theater – no paid compensation.
RCP - 609 E. Rusk St., Rockwall, Tx 75087