The Actorsingers

Presenting Community Theatre since 1955

Director - Erin Maitland 

 Music Director - Jonathan Plouffe

Choreographer – Luciana Fionda 

Producer - Jennifer Streck

Technical Director - Dennis Schneider 

 

Audition Requirements

 

 

Dates:

Day 1 - Auditions Sunday, Aug. 18th doors open at 5:00 PM auditions start 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Day 2 - Auditions Tuesday, Aug. 20th doors open at 6:00 PM auditions start 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Callbacks – Thursday, Aug. 22nd doors open at 6:30 PM audition start at 7:00 PM-done 

Where:

Auditions and Rehearsals will be held at: Actorsingers Hall - 219 Lake Street, Nashua NH  


Audition Form:

Please submit on-line audition form BEFORE you arrive to auditions. You will be assigned a number when you check in. 

On-line audition form is here

*Once you submit the form you will receive an email from google forms with the title The Addams Family Audition form, please save this e-mail as it will have a link for you to update your audition form if changes need to be made.    

Information Night:

Thanks to all who joined us - we look forward to seeing you at auditions!  

 
Audition Dates:

• Sunday, Aug. 18th from 6 -10 PM (doors open at 5:00 pm to learn audition dance)

• Tuesday, Aug. 20 from 7-10:00 PM (doors open at 6:00 pm to learn audition dance) 

 

Callbacks: (If necessary)

• Callbacks will be Thursday, Aug. 22nd starting at 7:00 PM. Doors will open at 6:30 PM 

• Callbacks will consist of reading sides from the script and singing songs from The Addams Family

• More details will be provided if you are called back 

 

Rehearsals:

• Rehearsals Start: Sunday, Aug. 25th at 6:00 PM

Rehearsal Schedule:

• Sunday night from 6-10 PM 

• Tuesday and Thursday nights from 7-10 PM 
 

Tech Week: (Mandatory attendance)

• Nov.17th - Nov. 21st 6:00-10:00 PM

• Saturday, Nov. 16th will be move-in to the Keefe Center of the Arts. All hands-on deck. More details to come. 

*Friday, Nov 15th in the evening may be load of truck   

 
Show Dates:

Friday Nov. 22nd, 2019 @ 8 PM

Saturday Nov. 23rd, 2019 @ 8 PM

Sunday Nov. 24th, 2019 @ 2 PM 

 

Show Venue:

Keefe Center for the Arts - 117 Elm Street, Nashua, NH 

 

Audition Requirements:

Ages:

You must be at least 16 * to audition Casting all ages (16+), races, genders, shapes, and sizes 

*you must be age 16 by opening night Nov 22, 2019

**If auditioning for the role of Pugsley Addams you must be at least (11+) 

 

Acting:

Please prepare a 1-minute monologue (memorized) that will showcase your acting abilities.  If you do not have a monologue prepared at auditions, you may be asked to cold read sides from the script.   

  *If you are auditioning for an Ancestor, monologues are not required.  The audition board may have you read sides if needed.  

 

Music:

Please prepare 16-32 bars of music in the style of The Addams Family.  Please bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided.  Please no karaoke tracks.

 

Dance: 

All those auditioning will learn an audition dance combination. 

Audition dance video(s):

    Video #1 - dance breakdown

    Video #2 - straight through with music

Viewing the video(s) prior to auditions is not required but strongly encouraged!

This dance will also be taught and run through by the choreographer starting one hour prior to auditions (Sunday starting at 5:00 PM and Tuesday starting at 6:00 PM) and then will be taught and run through repeatedly throughout both nights by trained dance assistants.

Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes that you can dance in. 

But above all, have fun with your audition! If you stumble or mess up that’s okay, just stay in character, smile through it, and be yourself! The audition board is so excited to meet you all! Break a leg!   

 

Questions?

Any questions should be directed to AddamsFamily@actorsingers.org 

**If you cannot make the audition dates, you may email the director at AddamsFamily@actorsingers.org 

 

Character Descriptions: 

* All age ranges for characters listed are for reference, audition board may be a bit flexible with the Ages/Genders of the Main Roles, depending on what we see at the Auditions.   
 
Morticia Addams: The matriarch of the Addams Family Gender: Female Age: 35-50 Vocal range top: A♯5/B♭5 Vocal range bottom: G3 Moves well 

Gomez Addams: The patriarch of the Addams Family Gender: Male Age: 35-55 Vocal range top: B3  Vocal range bottom: C2 (low C) Moves well 
 
Wednesday Addams: Daughter Gender: Female Age:18-25  Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: A3 Strong belt. Moves well 
 
Pugsley Addams: Son Gender: Male (open to female actors) Age: 11-13 Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: A2 

Fester Addams: Uncle Gender: Male (open to female actors) Age: 30-50 Vocal range top: E4 Vocal range bottom: C3 

Lurch: Family’s butler Gender: Male Age: 25-50 Vocal range top: E4 Vocal range bottom: D♯2/Eb2 

Grandma Addams:  Gender: Female (open to male actors) Age: 35+ (A feisty 102-year-old women) Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: G4 Strong comedic timing 
 
Lucas Beineke: Wednesday’s love interest Gender: Male Age: 18-25 Vocal range top: E4 Vocal range bottom: C3 
Moves well 
 
Mal Beineke: Lucas’ Father Gender: Male Age: 44-55 Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: C3 

Alice Beineke: Lucas’ Mother Gender: Female Age: 40-50 Vocal range top: G♯5/A♭5 Vocal range bottom: G#3/Ab3 Strong vocal and acting ability  
 
The Addams Family Ancestors: 10-15 strong male and female singers/dancers/actors who will be moving the story along through choreography, character work, puppetry (select few), and the moving of set pieces.   
 
 

Actorsingers membership fee:

 If you are cast in The Addams Family in order to appear on stage you must be an Actorsingers member, Actorsingers membership fee is $10 per year. 

 

The Addams Family Synopsis:

In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams. Nonetheless, this quirky family still has to deal with many of the same challenges faced by any other family, and the spookiest nightmare faced by every family creates the focus Lippa, Brickman, and Elice’s musical: the Addams kids are growing up. The Addamses have lived by their unique values for hundreds of years and Gomez and Morticia, the patriarch and matriarch of the clan, would be only too happy to continue living that way. Their dark, macabre, beloved daughter Wednesday, however, is now an eighteen-year-old young woman who is ready for a life of her own. She has fallen in love with Lucas Beineke, a sweet, smart boy from a normal, respectable Ohio family — the most unAddams sounding person one could be! And to make matters worse, she has invited the Beinekes to their home for dinner. In one fateful, hilarious night, secrets are disclosed, relationships are tested, and the Addams family must face up to the one horrible thing they’ve managed to avoid for generations: change. <source: StageAgent>

TRW show synopsis

Wikipedia show synopsis

Actorsingers The Addams Family show page 

 

THE ADDAMS FAMILY A NEW MUSICAL

Book by MARSHALL BRICKMAN and RICK ELICE Music and Lyrics by ANDREW LIPPA

 Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams

Originally produced on Broadway by Stuart Oken, Roy Furman, Michael Leavitt, Five Cent Productions, Stephen Schuler, Decca Theatricals, Scott M. Delman, Stuart Ditsky, Terry Allen Kramer, Stephanie P. McClelland, James L. Nederlander, Eva Price, Jam Theatricals/Mary LuRoffe, Pittsburgh CLO/Gutterman-Swinsky, Vivek Tiwary/Gary Kaplan, The Weinstein Company/Clarence, LLC, Adam Zotovich/Tribe Theatricals By Special Arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical

 

Posted by Evelynn Decker Friday, May 31, 2019 12:27:00 AM Categories: Auditions Main Stage