Middletown Arts Center holds auditions for The Addams Family

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originally published: 07/30/2022

Middletown Arts Center holds auditions for The Addams Family

(MIDDLETOWN, NJ) – The MAC PLAYERS at the Middletown Arts Center will hold auditions for his production of The Adams family on Monday, August 8 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The creepy, wacky, mysterious, spooky, totally gross family come to life in this macabre musical, with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. The Addams familythe third production of MAC’s recently formed adult theater company, will be performed October 21-23 and October 28-30, directed by Kathy Connolly and conducted by Nicholas Jupinka.

In the play, Wednesday Addams, Gomez and Morticia’s delightfully unconventional daughter, 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!

Contestants must prepare 32 bars of a musical theater song in the style of the show. An attendant will be provided or please bring tracks for your selection. To arrange a listening appointment, please send an email [email protected]. Actors of all ethnicities are strongly encouraged to audition. AEA members can audition for a possible guest appearance deal. Rehearsals begin on or about September 5 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings.

All auditions and rehearsals are held at the Middletown Arts Center, located at 36 Church Street in Middletown, NJ (next to the Middletown train station). Free parking is available on site, additional free parking is available on weekday evenings after 18:00 and on weekends in the pay station car park.

Callbacks will take place on Wednesday, August 10 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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Director Kathy Connolly is an award-winning actress, director, choreographer and artist teacher. She has appeared extensively in productions on and off Broadway, as well as on regional and national tours. Most recently, Kathy was Artistic Director of the Holmdel Theater Company and was named Best Director of a Musical by Broadway World at the 2019 Regional Theater Awards.


THE ROLE OF THE ADDAMS FAMILY

GOMEZ ADDAMS – Age 25-55. Vocal range: G3 – Bb4. The beautiful and mysterious head of the Addams family who firmly believes in family tradition. Morticia is confident and sexy with a side of dry wit. Strong in movement (knowledge of tango is an advantage!)

MORTICIA ADDAMS – Age 25-55, vocal range: Bb2 – G4. A suave man who adores his wife and children and is very proud to be 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. The big sister of the legendary Goth, Wednesday leads with a dark cloud exterior, but deep down she has her father’s heart and her mother’s sensibilities. Wednesday falls in love with a “normal” boy she brings home to meet family, and the feelings threaten every reality she has known. Strong belter with a hilariously dark sense of humor.

PUGSLEY ADDAMS – To play a teenager, vocal range: A3 – F#5 . Pugsley, the youngest of the Addams Family, loves being tortured by his big sister. Pugsley is charming and funny.

Uncle Fester – Age 25-60, vocal range; C3 – G4 full tenor voice and up to C5 in the head voice. As the show’s narrator, Uncle Fester is endearing, childish, enthusiastic, and highly incorrigible. He has great comedic timing. Knowledge of the ukulele is an advantage!

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GRANNY – Plays somewhere between 60-102, vocal range: G4 – F#5. Funny, quirky and feisty, Grandma always has a trick up her sleeve. Grandma is wise, crazy and sometimes a bit crass. She has great comedic timing and physicality.

STING – Age 25-50, vocal range: Eb2 – E4 (a real bass). Lurch is the Addams Family’s butler. A man of few words, his unmistakable, confident presence is underscored by grunts, moans and deliberate movements. Must have great non-verbal storytelling skills.

TIME LEG CORNER – Age 30-55, vocal range: C3 – A4. Lucas’s uptight father and Alice’s cold-shouldered husband, the cynical Mal, meets the Addams with skepticism. He finds the Addams too bizarre for his liking and can’t imagine being related to them.

ALICE BEINECKE – Age 30-55, vocal range: Ab3 – G#5. Alice, the mother of Lucas and Mal’s wife, is deeply 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.

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LUCAS BEINECKE – To play a teenager. Vocal range: C3 – C5 (musical theater tenor with part of this upper range in the head voice). Romantic hopeful and Alice & Mal’s son Lucas has fallen in love with Wednesday and intends to marry her. He’s optimistic and hopeful, but struggles to find the balance between his “normal” family and the macabre Addams Family.

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THE ANCESTORS – 15+, all voices. The Addams’ ancestors from different eras serve as the chorus for the show and help bring the story to life. They will both sing and dance (once fallen back from the family vault!) throughout the show. I am looking for actors with singing and dancing skills.


THE MAC PLAYERS UPCOMING PRODUCTIONS

Addams family in October 2022; Seussical the musical in March 2023; and hairspray in July 2023

The Middletown Arts Center (MAC) is an award-winning, state-of-the-art facility in Middletown, NJ offering performances, exhibitions, classes and camps centered around the arts. It is conveniently located across from the Middletown Train Station and its newly expanded MAC Annex is minutes from Middletown Reformed Church Educational Building. The MAC is operated by a 501(c)(3) non-profit, the Middletown Township Cultural and Arts Council, which is dedicated to bringing quality arts programs and events to Middletown and the surrounding communities.

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