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In the kooky, upside-down world of The Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel joy and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams. Nonetheless, this quirky family still has to deal with many of the same challenges faced by any other family. The spookiest nightmare faced by every family creates the focus for this new musical with book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa.

The Addams kids are growing up. The characters created by Charles Addams for the entertaining television classic have lived by their unique values for hundreds of years and Gomez and Morticia, the patriarch and matriarch of the clan, would be only too happy to continue living that way. Their dark, macabre, beloved daughter, Wednesday, however, is now an eighteen year-old young woman who is ready for a life of her own. She has fallen in love with Lucas Beineke, a sweet, smart boy from a normal, respectable Ohio family – the most un-Addams sounding person one could be! And to make matters worse, she has invited the Beinekes to their home for dinner. In one fateful, hilarious night, secrets are disclosed, relationships are tested, and the Addams family must face up to the one horrible thing they've managed to avoid for generations: change.

The Charleston Light Opera Guild and Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences collaborative production will be presented on October 27, 28, 29 and November 3, 4, and 5 at the Maier Foundation Performance Hall at the Clay Center. This dark comedy with its kooky, mysterious and spooky singing characters is a perfect show for the Halloween period.

AUDITIONS (age 16 – adults with 1 younger male)

Monday August 7, 7 pm – Music (Prepare a selection, bring sheet music for Guild accompanist unless
you are singing from the score)

Tuesday August 8, 7 pm – Reading (Scripts will be provided)

Wednesday August 9, 7 pm Prompt! – Dance (combinations based on ballet and musical theatre styles
will be taught, dress to dance)

All auditions will be held at the Charleston Light Opera Guild Theatre, 411 Tennessee Ave., West Charleston (304-342-9312) Rehearsals will not commence until September.

Call 304-545-6945 for additional information


Gomez Addams – man (portrays age 40-50) of Spanish descent who adores his wife, takes pride in his children and is proud to be an Addams; needs good comedic timing, tangos, strong tenor Bflat2-G4

Morticia Addams – beautiful aristocratic head of the family (portrays age 35- 45), comedic actress with a sexy, dry wit; tangos, alto/mezzo soprano G3-Bflat5

Uncle Fester – narrator of the piece (portrays age 40s-50s), child-like, enthusiastic, vaudevillian; strong comedic timing; tenor C3-C5

Wednesday Addams – romantic daughter (portrays age 18), sexy version of Morticia; pop-rock sound and a dry sense of humor; soprano-mezzo A3-E5

Grandmama – good natured, feisty and active for her age (appears 60 -102), character singer; G4-F5

Pugsley Addams – a smaller version of father Gomez (portrayed age 12- older), Strong high vocals

Lurch – ageless tall man of very few words, Addams butler, needs true low bass voice Eflat2-E4

Mal Beinecke – father of Lucas and military man (portrayed as age 45-50s), baritone C3-A4

Alice Beinecke – mother of Lucas (portrayed 40-50), devoted to family, soprano high belt Aflat3-Gsharp5

Lucas Beinecke – attractive young writer (portrayed as age 19), plans to marry Wednesday; pop rock tenor vocals C3-C5

The Ancestors – male and female singers and dancers with a fun and energetic style.
Cameo roles available





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