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Spring 2016

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

 

Synopsis:

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.

The cast:

Character

Age

Vocal Range

Description

Principal Roles (Male):

Gomez Addams

40-50

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)

40-60

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.

Lucas Beineke

20-24

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.

Pugsley Addams

10-12

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.

Mal Beineke

40-55

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.

Lurch

30-60

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):

Morticia Addams

40-50

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.

Wednesday Addams

18-21

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.

Alice Beineke

40-55

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.

Grandma

102

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.

Other Roles:

Chorus - 5 women, 5 men

 

 

The chorus members are the Addams Family Ancestors (ghosts). The Ancestor characters are: Bride, Flapper, Stewardess, Indian Girl, Saloon Girl, Conquistador, Caveman, Gangster, Pilgrim, and Soldier.

 

 

Auditions

Auditions will be held at:

Belmont Town Hall (handicapped accessible)  Directions to Belmont Town Hall

455 Concord Avenue

Belmont, MA

Day

Date

Time

Monday

November 9, 2015

7pm to 9:30pm

Tuesday

November 10

7pm to 9:30pm

Thursday

November 12

Callbacks, if necessary: 7pm to 9:30pm

Rehearsals will begin on January 19, 2016 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7pm to 9:30pm.

 

The Belmont Dramatic Club is a non-profit, volunteer-run community theatre. Auditions are open to everyone, no appointments or reservations are required to audition. Actors are not paid to appear in our shows.

 

Performances

Five performances will be held at:

Belmont Town Hall (handicapped accessible)   Directions to Belmont Town Hall

455 Concord Avenue

Belmont, MA

 

Friday

April 15, 2016

8pm

Saturday

April 16

8pm

Friday

April 22

8pm

Saturday

April 23

8pm

Sunday

April 24

3pm matinee

 

Reservations & Tickets:

To be announced.