Scots College Production
25-27 June, 2020
This year we will be staging The Addams Family. This is a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before– keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents. This is a musical in the true sense of the word so you will need to enjoy singing and moving, either in a group or on your own.
The musical has lead roles, some smaller roles, and an ensemble group. Audition enrolments are invited from students in Years 7 – 13. Our cast will all act, sing and dance. No previous experience is required BUT we’re looking for talent, potential, enthusiasm, team-work and commitment. To audition the enrolment form MUST be completed and returned to Ian Leslie (firstname.lastname@example.org). Hard copies are welcome, and can be left at reception with Mrs Bolton, or in Mr Leslie’s office no later than FRIDAY 14/02. No form, no audition.
Arrangements for the auditions are as follows:
- Monday (18/02) lunch.
- Tuesday (19/02) lunch.
If required, more auditions will be held in Tuesday after school.
Call backs (if needed) will take place at lunch, on Friday (21/02)
These auditions will be held in MR2. If you wish to be in the ensemble, please register your interest now as there will be further, separate auditions for the ensemble in Week 5.
Students who are selected for the cast will need to commit to every rehearsal, show and pack-out as outlined below. We have only eight full cast rehearsals to pull this show together so it is not possible to cast students who will be absent from rehearsals. View the production and rehearsal schedule here.
Please be aware that in our last two productions we have cast ‘all-comers’. This show, by necessity, will have a smaller cast so some students who audition will miss out and we realise that this may be disappointing. The outcome of the auditions will be emailed within a few days of the auditions.
View and download your audition form here. Please ensure you read all of the following information before applying
Please read the following material for information regarding roles…
CAST OF CHARACTERS:
GOMEZ ADDAMS: A man of ambiguous Spanish descent who takes great pride in his family and revels all it means to be an ‘Addams’. He struggles with having to keep his daughter’s secret from his wife, whom he adores more than death.
Smart, comedic actor with tenor vocals.
MORTICIA ADDAMS: The strength of the family. Feels her husband is hiding something from her and will use any tactic to lure the secret out. A strong comedic actress with a dry wit. A strong dancer/mover with alto/mezzo soprano vocals.
UNCLE FESTER: The androgynous family member who serves as the show’s narrator. He is larger than life, an energetic, joyous, child—like presence.
A vaudeville style comedian with tenor vocals.
WEDNESDAY ADDAMS: Wednesday is a strong 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.
GRANDMA: She is a feisty 102 year old woman. Fun and quirky, but don’t mess with Grandma.
Comedic actress with strong character vocals.
PUGS LEY ADDAMS: 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. Young actor who plays 12 a year old.
LURCH: A very tall male character, the Addams’ butler who knows all. He speaks in moans and groans.
Character actor with a low bass vocals. He must be able to sing.
MAL BEINEKE: Stuffy father of 19 year old 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.
ALICE BEINEKE: Mother of 19 year old 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.
LUCAS BEINEKE: Attractive 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.
THE ANCESTORS:Male and female ensemble singer/dancers. Trained contemporary dancers who sing and have a fun, quirky sensibility. Knowledge of tango and flamenco dancing a plus.
The following sings will be used in the audition process for leads:
Male leads: Not Today – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2F6heHPMCU&feature=youtu.be
up to 1.00
Female leads: Pulled – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ay7cLU_GILI&feature=youtu.be
up to 1.20
Puglsey: What If – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipa8-4_WO54&feature=youtu.be
up to 1.08
Mr Paterson has sheet music available if you want it.
The attached extract will be used for the acting audition.
Download the extract here