Based on the bizarre and beloved characters created by Charles Addams, this original story finds the famously creepy and kooky Addams Family put to the test when outsiders come to dinner. Wednesday Addams has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family, a family you would find right at home at PTA meetings and local sports clubs. When she tells her father, Gomez, about her love and impending nuptials, she asks him to keep it from her mother, Morticia. Secrets are disclosed and relationships are tested on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.
Director: Jonathan Ogilvie
Choreographer: Jack Doherty
Musical Directors: Emma Muhlack & Tim Wormald
Business Manager: Georgia Martin
Marketing Director: Greg Doherty
Ticketing: Bill Lowe
Costumes: Millie Doherty
Wednesday, 14 November 2018
Lutheran Church, 21 Adelaide Road, Victor Harbor
30 Nov and 1 Dec 2018
3-18 May 2019
Victor Harbor Town Hall
Gomez Addams (45-59) - The clan patriach. A 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 tenor vocals.
Morticia Addams (40-55) - Tall, elegant, leggy, the real head of the family and the critical and moving force behind it; often seems like the only emotionally mature member of the clan. Calls for 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 with alto/mezzo soprano vocals.
Uncle Fester (40-59) - The narrator of the musical, has a hugely energetic, joyous childlike presence—totally incorrigible. A vaudevillian-style comedian with tenor vocals, spoken parts and a couple of high notes.
Wednesday Addams (18) - Strikingly similar to Morticia but is experiencing a bit of a personality crisis. Witty with a terrifically dry sense of humor; just wants her family to be "normal" for one night to meet the parents of the boy she's fallen in love with; strong pop belt vocals.
Puglsey Addams (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.
Lurch (25+) - The Addams's Frankensteinian butler. A man(?) of few words but many groans, Lurch may be their all-purpose servant, but he is treated as one of the family. Most of what he utters is in long, expressive groans, some tinged with irony or exasperation. His movement is always very slow. Character actor with bass vocals.
Grandma (102) - Feisty, fun, quirky and adorably dangerous. Surprisingly resourceful and sprightly. Character vocals, mezzo.
Lucas Beineke (19) - Attractive, all-American young man; fell in love with Wednesday Addams and plans to marry her. Experiences the pain and drama of young love and struggles with the differences between his family and the Addamses. Broadway show/pop tenor vocals.
Alice Beineke (40-50) - Mother to Lucas. Quirky, devoted to her family, often speaks in rhyme. At the Addams Family dinner party, drinks a potion that causes her to let her hair down and speak her mind. Comedic actress with soprano / belt vocals.
Mal Beineke (45-55) - Stuffy father of 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. Midrange baritenor, minimal singing.
Male and female ensemble singer/dancers who are smart performers and have a fun, quirky sensibility. Should be able to hold tight harmonies. All ensemble members are expected to have good movement skills and be able to pick up simple dance moves. Contemporary dance training a plus.
All ages are stage ages. We encourage persons of any age, gender, ethnicity or experience level to audition for any role.
More details on auditions will be released after information night. All auditions will be expected to attend a dance/movement workshop and perform a solo audition.