MCP is excited to announce auditions for its first musical of the 2022 season “The Addams Family”. This show was originally slated to be the final show of MCP’s 2019-2020 season, but was postponed due to the pandemic. The show is being directed by Josie French of Lewiston, with music direction by Josh Caron of Lewiston, and choreography by Emily Carlton of Fairfield.
Auditions are scheduled for Sunday February 6th and Monday February 7th from 6-8pm in the lower level of Cumston Hall. All those auditioning will start with a closed singing audition, followed by a mini choreography audition, and end with cold reads. Sheet music will be provided for songs in the show. If you are singing a song from another show, please choose something with a similar style and bring sheet music to the audition with you. Song choices should be 16-32 bars, or a verse and a refrain, that show off your vocal skills and range. The hope is that all will hear about casting by Friday the 11th.
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 un-Addams 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.
The show dates are April 22 - May 1, 2022. For more information, or with questions concerning the auditions,the show, or the theaters covid19 protocols, please feel free to visit our website at www.monmouthcommunityplayers.com or email the director at email@example.com. Rehearsals will take place every Monday and Wednesday from 6-8pm, and Sunday from 2-5pm. Come to auditions with all known conflicts please.
Cast of Characters:
Wednesday Addams: Gomez and Morticia’s willful gothic daughter. Teen Female Lead, Age 15-22, Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano
Gomez Addams: The master of the house. A Latin Lover. Adult Male Lead, Baritone, Bass
Morticia Addams: The real master of the house. Fem-Fatale. Female Lead, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto
Alice Beineke: Repressed Mother of Wednesday’s boyfriend Lucas. Adult Female, Soprano
Fester Addams: Morticia’s very strange uncle. Adult Male, Tenor or Baritone. Strong Character role
Pugsley Addams: The creepy little brother. Teen Male, Age 12-15, Tenor
Mal Beineke: The boyfriend’s dorky dad. Adult Male, Tenor
Lucas Beineke: Wednesday’s straight-laced boyfriend. Older Teen or Young Adult Male
Grandma Addams: The quirky Grandmother. Adult Female. Featured Soprano. Strong character role
Lurch: The stoic house butler. Adult Male. Featured Bass
Cousin It: Non-speaking role, some dancing. Male or female
Ancestors: Children, and Adults . Various Vocal Ranges. 12 to 14 total Ensemble Roles