Audition Information

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For those who are interested in auditioning and who can commit to the show production schedule please review the below information.

The Maumee Valley Civic Theater presents The Addams Family directed by Jeffrey Tonjes.

AUDITIONS: 
May 20 6:00PM – 8:30PM
May 21 6:00PM – 8:30PM

The Armory Arts and Event Center (127 E Clinton St, Napoleon, OH 43545)

SHOW DATES AND TIME
July 25-27, 2019 at 7:30PM
July 28, 2019 at 2PM 

SHOW LOCATION
Napoleon Junior High Gymnatorium (701 Briarheath Ave # 1, Napoleon, OH 43545)

AUDITION DETAILS (UPDATED)
Each auditionee should prepare 16-32 bars of a song of their choice that highlights their range. Songs from The Addams Family are acceptable. Auditionees should be prepared to sing a song from the show if requested. An accompanist will NOT be provided unless you are asked to sing a song from the show. Also, auditionees should be prepared to read a selection from the show. Audition sides will be available at Audition check-in.

A short dance audition is required, so please dress appropriately in proper shoes, and review the dance audition steps on our website. These steps will not be taught at the auditions.

Maumee Valley Civic Theater will be going green this year and will be using the service Cast 98 to host our audition sign-ups for The Addams Family auditions! Please click the audition button below to take you to our studio page on Cast 98. Once you are there, scroll down to “Upcoming Shows: The Addams Family” and click on that title to take you to the audition page. Scroll down until you see the big green “Audition Form” button. Click on that green button to create an audition profile! This will allow you to submit your audition information and for us to give you the best audition process possible. Thank you so much in advance for using Cast 98 to help streamline your audition! Please ensure ALL conflicts during the show period are noted on the audition form.

TYPICAL REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
Rehearsals will generally be 3 to 4 times a week usually on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 6-9pm and some Sunday rehearsal from 1-5pm in the Napoleon, OH area. These rehearsals will be divided up into blocking, vocal, and choreography. Once we get into the performance space (around July 10) rehearsals will more than likely be ramped up, in other words, more frequent. First read thought will be on May 28, 2019 at 6:00PM.

PARTICIPATION
All cast members will be charged a $50 non-refundable participation fee to help with costumes, sets, and props however this participation fee should not deter anyone from auditioning there are many ways for you to pay this participation fee (i.e. program ad sales and individual donations collected).

CAST REQUIREMENTS
Auditions are open to all ages however there are very limited parts for elementary age actors this year. 

A detailed list of the cast requirements is below.

Peruse
Script
Vocal Score
Dance Audition

Questions? Please contact the Maumee Valley Civic Theater by Facebook, website, email (info@mvctohio.org

The Addams Family Character Descriptions

Please note the ages that are noted are for reference only.

Gomez Addams, Tenor (Bb2 – G4), 35-55: An attractive man of Spanish descent, who adores his wife, takes great pride in his children, and is immensely proud to be an Addams; caught between his daughter and his wife he feels completely trapped and unable to make either happy, which is his greatest joy; must have great comedic timing, move well, and strong vocals. Fencing skills a plus.

Morticia Addams, Alto/Mezzo Sop. (G3 – Bb5), 35-50: Beautiful, leggy, the real head of the family and the critical and moving force behind it; 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.

Uncle Fester, Tenor (C3 – C5), 30-50: Serves as the musical’s narrator; rotund and child-like, hugely enthusiastic and totally incorrigible; a vaudevillian, needs strong comedy and tenor vocals.

Wednesday Addams, Strong pop voice with belt (A3 – E5), 18-25 to play 18: Gothic in a sexy way, witty with a terrifically dry sense of humor; just wants her family to be “normal” for one night to meet the parents of the boy she’s fallen in love with; strong pop belt vocals. Preferably seeking actresses 5’4 & under for this role.

Pugsley Addams, Strong high vocals (unchanged voice) 11-13 to play 12: 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. 5’ max height requirement.

Grandma, Strong character vocals (G4 – F5) 35+ to play a feisty 102 yr. old woman: Fun and quirky, but don’t mess with Grandma; comedic actress with strong character vocals.

Lurch, Bass (Eb2-E4) 25-50: Seeking actors at least 6’1 – the taller the better; a man of very, very few words, often spoken at half speed; most of what he utters is long, plaintive groans, some tinged with irony or exasperation; must have true low bass vocals.

Mal Beinecke, bari-tenor (C3-A4) 40-55: Stuffy father of 19-year-old Lucas and exasperated husband to his rhyming wife, Alice; thinks the Addams’ are beyond strange and does not want to spend time having dinner with them, much less be related.

Alice Beinecke, soprano/high belt (Ab3- G#5), 40-50: Mother of 19-year-old Lucas, seemingly mousy housewife who’s devoted to her family so she puts aside her own desires; while at the Addams’ family dinner party, she drinks a potion that causes her to let her hair down and speak her truth; very strong comedic singer/actress.

Lucas Beinecke, Pop Tenor (C3-C5), 18-25 to play 19: 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.

The Ancestors, SATB, ages vary: Strong contemporary singer/dancers who sing and have a fun, quirky sensibility. Knowledge of tango and flamenco dancing a plus. Must be able to hold tight harmonies and portray recognizable historical archetypes. (Looking for approx 5 men, 5 women and approx 6-10 older children that can sing and dance)

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