CASTING: THE ADDAMS FAMILY

CASTING: THE ADDAMS FAMILY

the Addams Family

We are casting our fall 2022 production of The Addams Family!

Director/Musical Staging: Kirsten Chandler         Music Director: Ryan O’Connell          Choreographer: Darby Epperson

Audition Dates (In-person only): August 1st-3rd, 2022

Callback Date (In-person only): August 4th, 2022

Non-Equity rehearsals start: September 18th, 2022

Equity rehearsals start: September 20th, 2022

Opens: October 14th, 2022

Closes: October 23rd, 2022

Pay Rate:

  • Equity: $652/week
  • Non-Equity: $1,200 Total
  • Actors under 18 are unpaid volunteers

5-Star Theatricals has 3 Equity contracts that will be used in our Principal Roles only. All Ensemble will be Non-Equity. Please submit accordingly.

Rehearsals:

  • Tuesday – Thursday 2:30pm Equity start and 7pm Non-Eq start -11pm
  • Friday 1:30pm Equity start and 6pm Non-Eq start -10pm
  • Saturday – Sunday 10:00am-6:30pm.
  • Off on Mondays, except tech week

All members of our cast, crew, and teams must be fully vaccinated and boosted for Covid-19, at least 2 weeks prior to our first rehearsal.

ALL TALENT MUST BE LOCAL TO THOUSAND OAKS/LOS ANGELES.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, 5-Star Theatricals does not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to age, marital status, sexual orientation, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap. We are committed to identifying & interrupting instances of racism & all forms of oppression, through the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, & accessibility. Performers of all gender expressions, all sexual orientations, all body types, all ethnicities, all nationalities, all religions, and performers with disabilities are encouraged to submit!

WE WANT TO MEET YOU!

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

PRINCIPALS:

WEDNESDAY ADDAMS – To play a Teenager. Vocal Range: A3 – F5. Iconic Goth big sister, Wednesday, leads with a dark cloud exterior, but deep down she has her father’s heart and her mother’s sensibility. Wednesday falls in love with a “normal” boy who she brings home to meet the family, and the feelings threaten every reality she’s known up til now. Strong belter with a hilariously dark sense of humor.

PUGSLEY ADDAMS – Age 9-13, Vocal Range: A3 – F#5 (*must* be an unchanged voice). The youngest of the Addams Family, Pugsley loves to be tortured by his big sister. Pugsley is charming and funny.

UNCLE FESTER – Age 30-60, Vocal Range; C3 – G4 full voice tenor, and up to C5 in head voice. Serving as the narrator of the show, Uncle Fester is lovable, childish, enthusiastic and highly incorrigible. He has great comedic timing. Ukulele skills a plus!

GRANDMA – Plays anywhere between 60-102, Vocal Range: G4 – F#5. Fun, quirky and feisty, Grandma always has a trick up her sleeve. Grandma is wise, wacky and sometimes a bit crass. She has great comedic timing and physicality.

LURCH – Age 25–50, Vocal Range: Eb2 – E4 (a True Bass). Lurch is the Addams Family butler. A man of few words, his unmistakable commanding presence is accented by grunts, moans and deliberate movement. Must have great non-verbal story-telling abilities (think: facial expressions and sound).

MAL BEINECKE – Age 35-55, Vocal Range: C3 – A4. The uptight father of Lucas and cold-shouldered husband to Alice, cynical Mal meets the Addams with skepticism. He finds the Addams to be too bizarre for his liking and cannot fathom being related to them.

ALICE BEINECKE – Age 35-55, Vocal Range: Ab3 – G#5. Lucas’s mother and Mal’s wife, Alice is strongly devoted to her family. She presents herself as reserved and collected (even when speaking in rhyme) until she learns to unleash her wild side at dinner with the Addams. Strong comedic actress.

LUCAS BEINECKE – To play a Teenager. Vocal Range: C3 – C5 (musical theatre tenor with some of this upper range in head voice). The hopeful romantic and son of Alice & Mal, Lucas has fallen in love with Wednesday and intends to marry her. He is optimistic and hopeful yet struggles to find the balance between his ‘normal’ family and the macabre Addams Fam.

ENSEMBLE

THE ANCESTORS – 18+, All Vocal Ranges. The Addams ancestors from various eras serve as the chorus for the show and help bring the story to life. They will be featured both singing and dancing throughout the entire show (once relapsed from the family crypt!). Seeking actors with both vocals and dancing abilities.

MORTICIA ADDAMS UNDERSTUDY – Age 35-55. Vocal Range: G3 – Bb4. The beautiful, leggy and mysterious head of the Addams family who believes strongly in family tradition. Morticia is confident and sexy with a side of dry wit. Strong mover (tango skills a plus!). SEEKING AN UNDERSTUDY ONLY – will likely double in ensemble, as well.

GOMEZ ADDAMS UNDERSTUDY – Age 35-55, Vocal Range: Bb2 – G4. A suave man who adores his wife and children and takes immense pride in being an Addams. Gomez has great comedic timing, strong improvisational skills, and is a strong dancer/mover. SEEKING AN UNDERSTUDY ONLY – will likely double in ensemble, as well.

AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS:

EQUITY
EPA/ECC is now virtual! Please log into your Equity account for more details on how to sign-up.

NON-EQUITY
If you are non-equity, please submit your headshot/resume by July 25th to TalFoxCasting@gmail.com or submit on www.actorsaccess.com for consideration.

NON-EQUITY KIDS FOR ‘PUGSLEY’
Please email TalFoxCasting@gmail.com by July 25th for an in-person appointment.