Community Performance Series presents
The Addams Family
A New Musical Comedy
Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Based on the characters created by Charles Addams
Stage Directed by Lindsey Fifield
Vocal Direction by Kimberly Busch
Instrumental Music Direction by Tim Savage
Choreography by Kerri Canedy
July 13-16, 2023
Proscenium Theatre - SUNY Potsdam Performing Arts Center
Jul 13 at 7:30 pm ● Jul 14 at 7:30 pm
Jul 15 at 2 pm & 7:30 pm ● Jul 16 at 2 pm
The creepy, kooky, mysterious, spooky, altogether ooky family comes to life in this macabre new musical! Wednesday Addams, the delightfully offbeat daughter of Gomez and Morticia, has fallen in love. Everything changes for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents! A deliciously wacky and whimsical night of music, chills, and thrills!
Saturday, March 25th (1 - 5 p.m.)
Sunday, March 26th (2 - 6 p.m.)
Callbacks (if needed): Monday, March 27th at 2:00 p.m.
SUNY Potsdam Performing Arts Center
Please be prepared to:
- Sing 16-24 bars of a musical theater song of your choice. Piano accompanist provided. No a cappella auditions will be allowed.
- You may be asked to sing scales by our Vocal Music Director
- Read provided selections from the script
- Complete a dance audition, taught by the show choreographer (dress appropriately)
- Be prepared to fill out a conflict sheet at auditions (be as specific as possible about conflicts throughout the rehearsal period)
Rehearsals will begin in May 2023. Tech week will be from July 5th - July 12th. No absences will be accepted during tech week or performances.
Please make sure you can fully commit to the rehearsal period and performance schedule before auditioning. You must be willing to make the show a priority.
Performers high school aged and up are welcome to audition. Experienced or first time performers who enjoy singing, dancing, and acting are invited to audition. All roles are open and available to anyone regardless of race, ethnicity, or body type.
GOMEZ ADDAMS Tenor/baritone vocals - Smart, comedic actor
A suave, yet comical man who takes great pride in his family and revels in all it means to be an Addams. He struggles keeping his daughter’s secret from his wife, whom he adores more than death. Husband to Morticia.
UNCLE FESTER Tenor/baritone vocals - Vaudeville-style Comedian
That one awkward family member who serves as the musical’s narrator. He’s larger than life, an energetic, joyous, child-like presence. 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.
LUCAS BEINEKE Tenor Vocals
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. Lucas is a ‘normal guy’ who’s a little dorky. Wednesday absolutely intrigues him.
MAL BEINEKE High baritone/tenor vocals
Stuffy father of Lucas and exasperated husband to his rhyming Stepford wife, Alice. At one time was a follower of a grungy, dark band, but has lost that side of himself and has become a stereotypical businessman. Always looking out for his family’s future and how they might look to his colleagues and the rest of the world.
Most Likely a Zombie Butler. The Addams butler who knows all, but says less. He speaks in moans and groans.
PUGSLEY ADDAMS Alto vocals - Troublesome Younger Brother (Possible trouser role)
A funny and sometimes annoying young 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.
MORTICIA ADDAMS Alto/mezzo vocals - Strong Matriarch
Attractive, strong willed mother – the strength of the family. An easy comedic actress with a dry wit. Feels her husband is hiding something from her and will use any tactic to lure the secret out. She is the real head of the family and fears her daughter and her aren’t as close as they used to be.
WEDNESDAY ADDAMS Pop Soprano/Mezzo vocals - Adventurous daughter
Wednesday is a 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. She experiences the lovesick drama that comes with first love and when two very different families meet. She longs for the approval of her parents but isn’t afraid to show her rebellious side.
ALICE BEINEKE Soprano vocals - Charming housewife comedic actress
Mother of Lucas, devoted to her family so she puts aside her own desires. Alice is a quirky female who often speaks in rhymes and falls prey to the latest fads or quick fixes to her family or personal life. While at the Addams family dinner party, she drinks a potion that causes her to let her hair down and speak the truth rather than always appearing as “perfect”
GRANDMA Character vocals - Comedic actress
She’s one feisty old woman. Fun and quirky, but don’t mess with her. Grandma often schemes with Pugsley and offers advice when needed. She’s more of an oddball than a typical, comforting grandmother figure.
ADDAMS ANCESTORS All vocal ranges
Ancestors of the Addams family now live on ‘the other side’, but are summoned once a year to come celebrate with the family. They help tell the story, offer advice, and interact with the characters throughout the show.
More interested in being behind the scenes? Crew positions sign up: https://forms.gle/G4bw1kCJ5qjuFUps8
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Announced after auditions