THE ADDAMS FAMILY MUSICAL AUDITION INFORMATION
FRIDAY, APRIL 7th at 7PM at the Historic Savannah Theater
SATURDAY, APRIL 8th at 10 AM at the Historic Savannah Theater
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.
Principal Roles (Male):
Character: Gomez Addams Playing Age: 40-50
Caucasian male actor. A man of Spanish descent who takes great pride in his family and revels in all it
means to be an “Addams.” He struggles with having to keep his daughters secret from his wife, whom he
adores more than death. Smart, comedic actor with tenor vocals. Husband to Morticia, if indeed they are
married at all... a crafty schemer, but also a jolly man in his own way... though sometimes misguided...
sentimental and often puckish - optimistic, he has full enthusiasm for his dreadful plots... is sometimes seen in
a rather formal dressing gown.
Vocal Range: Tenor - B flat to G sharp
Charcter: Uncle Fester (Addams) Playing Age: 30-40
Caucasian male actor. The androgynous family member who serves as the musicals narrator. He is larger
than life, an energetic, joyous, child-like presence. A vaudeville style comedian with tenor vocals. Uncle
Fester is incorrigible and except for the good nature of the family and the ignorance of the police, would
ordinarily be under lock and key... the eyes are pig-like and deeply embedded... he likes to fish, but usually
employs dynamite... he keeps falcons on the roof which he uses for hunting... his one costume, summer and
winter is a black great coat with an enormous collar... he is fat with pudgy little hands and feet.
Vocal Range: Tenor - C sharp to C sharp (preferably at belt)
Character: Lucas Beineke Playing Age: 18-24
Caucasian male, 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. Contemporary pop tenor vocals. Lucas is (for the most part), a fairly normal
person. He writes poetry and is apparently a romantic. He also has a crazy and dark side, proven during
"Crazier Than You". He also seems to believe in traditional things like getting his parents blessing before
getting married.Vocal Range: Tenor - C sharp to C sharp
Character: Pugsley Addams Playing Age: 10–14
Young Caucasian male actor. 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. An energetic monster of a boy ... and a dedicated troublemaker, in other
words the kid next door... genius in his own way, he makes toy guillotines, full-size racks, threatens to poison
his sister, can turn himself into a Mr. Hyde with an ordinary chemical set... his voice is hoarse... is sometimes
allowed an occasional cigar
Vocal Range: Tenor - A sharp to F sharp
Character: Mal Beineke Playing Age: 40-55
Caucasian male. Stuffy father of Lucas and exasperated husband to his rhyming wife, Alice. At one time
was a follower of The Grateful Dead but has lost that side of himself. Always looking out for his family. Male
actor with high baritone/ tenor vocals.
Vocal Range: Tenor - C sharp to A sharp
Character: Lurch Playing Age: 30-60
Caucasian male actor. A very tall male character, the Addams butler who knows all. He speaks in moans
and groans without becoming a cartoon version of himself. His movement is always very slow Character
actor with a low bass vocals.
Vocal Range: Bass - E flat to E sharp
Principal Roles (Female):
Character: Morticia Addams Playing Age: 40-55
Caucasian woman, in shape, attractive, leggy, the strength of the family. An 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. A
strong dancer/mover with alto/mezzo soprano vocals. The real head of the family... low-voiced, incisive and
subtle, smiles are rare... ruined beauty... contemptuous and original and with fierce family loyalty... even in
disposition, muted, witty, sometimes deadly... given to low-keyed rhapsodies about her garden of deadly
nightshade, henbane and dwarf's hair...
Vocal Range: Alto - G sharp to B flat
Character: Wednesday Addams Playing Age: 16-21
Caucasian woman. Wednesday is an attractive, in shape girl who has the same dry wit and sensibility of her
mother. Finds love with a “normal” boy (Lucas) and wants to introduce his family to hers. Experiences the
youthful drama that comes with first love. Lucas can actually put a smile on her face. Strong pop belt
vocals. Child of woe is wane and delicate... sensitive and on the quiet side, she loves the picnics and
outings to the underground caverns... a solemn child, prim in dress and, on the whole, pretty lost... secretive
and imaginative, poetic, seems underprivileged and given to occasional tantrums... has six toes on one
Vocal Range: Soprano - A sharp to E sharp
Character: Alice Beineke Playing Age: 30-40
Caucasian woman. Mother of Lucas, devoted to her family so she puts aside her own desires. In shape,
quirky female who often speaks in rhyme. While at the Addams Family dinner party, she drinks a potion that
causes her to let her hair down and speak her truth. Comedic actress with soprano / belt vocals.
Vocal Range: Soprano - A flat to G sharp
Character: Grandmama Playing Age: 60-80
Caucasian woman. She is a feisty 102 year 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... she
willingly helps with the dishes, cheats at solitaire and is roughly dishonest... the complexion is dark, the hair is
white and frizzy and uncombed... she has a light beard and a large mole... foolishly good-natured...
fumbling, weak character... is easily fooled.
Vocal Range: Belt - G sharp to F sharp
Chorus - Ancestors (The Extended Family)
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: Indian, Bride,
Groom, Stewardess, Saloon Girl, Flapper, Pilgrim, Conquistador, Caveman, Cavewoman, Soldier,
Sailor, etc. So there is definitely something in this show for everyone.
The Addams Dancestors :
PLEASE NOTE:There will be no dance auditions. “The Addams Dancestors” (6 female and 4 male featured dancers) will be cast by the production team, based on skills shown during the auditions.
From the ensemble approximately 6 female and 4 male dancers will be picked out to be "featured
dancers" and will be used more principally during at least 5 production numbers. Dancers who sing
and have a fun, quirky sensibility. Knowledge of tango and flamenco dancing will be a plus.
You can find a whole host of videos of the show on YouTube.
Please note that the Broadway Cast album available on itunes is not the show licensed for performance.