Our Spring 2016 Production will be “The Addams Family” - A New Musical
Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams
Presented through special arrangement with
Theatrical Rights Worldwide
Director: CherylAnn Welch
Choreographer: Monica Whitlock
The Addams Family Musical is a comedy featuring an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Morticia and Gomez Addams want to continue living amongst death, pain and suffering, the way they always have. But then there is a change in plans. 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 weren’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. Everything will change on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.
Principal Roles (Male):
Tenor - B flat to G sharp
A man of Spanish descent who takes great pride in his family and revels in 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.
Uncle Fester (Addams)
Tenor - C sharp to C sharp
The androgynous family member who serves as the musical’s narrator. He is larger than life, an energetic, joyous, child-like presence. A vaudeville-style comedian with tenor vocals.
Tenor - C sharp to C sharp
Attractive, in-shape 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.
Tenor - A sharp to F sharp
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.
Roland “Boot” Boutwell
Tenor - C sharp to A sharp
Stuffy father of 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.
Bass - E flat to E sharp
A very tall male character, the Addams butler who knows all. He speaks in moans and groans without becoming a cartoon version of himself. His movement is always very slow. Character actor with low bass vocals.
Principal Roles (Female):
Kimber Lynn Drake
Alto - G sharp to B flat
In-shape, attractive, leggy, the strength of the family. An easy comedic actress with 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/mover with alto/mezzo soprano vocals.
Soprano - A sharp to E sharp
Wednesday is an attractive, in-shape 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.
Soprano - A flat to G sharp
Mother of 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.
Belt - G sharp to F sharp
She is a feisty 102 year-old-woman. Fun and quirky, but don’t mess with Grandma. Comedic actress with strong character vocals.
Chorus - 5 women, 5 men
Kayla Grazen, Elizabeth Micci, Elise Ratchford, Julie Reilly, Pooja Usgaonkar
The chorus members are singer and dancers who have a fun, energetic and quirky sensibility. The Ancestor (ghost) characters are: Bride, Flapper, Stewardess, Indian Girl, Saloon Girl, Conquistador, Caveman, Gangster, Pilgrim, and Soldier.
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