The Addams Family
by Bastrop Opera House

Oct. 22 - Oct. 23

he Bastrop Opera House is casting the musical comedy “The Addams Family,” book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. Directed by Lisa Holcomb.


 

Auditions:  Be prepared to attend both Saturday and Sunday auditions.

Saturday, October 22 10:00-4:00.  Please sign up for one 10 minute slot using the provided link:   https://koalendar.com/e/addams-family-auditions

Sides from the script will be provided at the audition for cold readings. Please be prepared to sing 16-20 bars of a musical theatre song of your choice. Please bring a music track for the singing audition or be prepared to sing acapella.

Sunday, October 23, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Dance audition/workshop.  Please wear comfortable clothing and bring water.  Be prepared to stay the full two-hours.

Production dates:

March 10th-26th

Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday performances at 2:30 p.m.

 Rehearsals to begin January 9th.  Rehearsals will be Monday-Thursday and Saturday choreography rehearsals.  Not all actors will be called on all days.

ROLES

MORTICIA ADDAMS – Age 25-55. Vocal Range: G3 – Bb4. The beautiful 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!)

GOMEZ ADDAMS – Age 25-55, 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.

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 till now. Strong belter with a hilariously dark sense of humor.

PUGSLEY ADDAMS – To Play a Teenager, Vocal Range: A3 – F#5 . The youngest of the Addams Family, Pugsley loves to be tortured by his big sister. Pugsley is charming and funny.

UNCLE FESTER – Age 25-60, 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 are 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.

MAL BEINECKE – Age 30-55, 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 30-55, 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.

THE ANCESTORS – 10 roles, 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.

Actors of all ethnicities are strongly encouraged to audition.