AUDITION INFO FOR ADDAMS FAMILY
Familiarize yourself with the musical. There are many versions you can watch on Youtube... the soundtrack is there too. Here is the version we recommend:
Your audition appointment will last approximately 10-15 minutes and appointments are booked closely together, so please make every effort to arrive on time (i.e., early!)
Here is what you should prepare for your audition:
Once you're familiar with the show, choose 1-2 different characters that you feel you are right for or who you feel excited about the challenge of playing. (For character descriptions, go HERE.)
Prepare at least 16 bars of a song they sing in the show (be sure to include the most difficult part of the song.) You will be singing this acapella which means no accompaniment. Or, you can sing one of the suggested songs below for your voice range.
You are permitted to bring a copy of your sheet music or lyrics into the room, but we would really like you to be memorized!
It's very, very important that you make bold, exciting choices and give the character a strong personality - that is much more important to us than having you sing perfectly! We can always change the key of the song for the right actor. We want to see you act!
All of this music can be found online. If you are having difficulty, send us an email.
SUGGESTED VOCAL AUDITIONS
Alice - Waiting
Morticia - Just Around the Corner
Wednesday - Pulled (from the fast part through the end)
Grandma - no song, just sides
Pugsley - What If
Lucas - Crazier Than You
Mal - Crazier Than You
Gomez - Happy/Sad or Trapped
Fester - The Moon and Me
Lurch - no song, just grunts
Ancestor - When You're An Addams
Go to the following link, and choose 1-2 characters to prepare sides for.
For character descriptions, go HERE.
NOTE: We will be using a cleaner version of the script. These sides are not edited, so if a parent would like to scan first to make some language edits, feel free.
You are permitted to bring a copy of your sides in the room but we would really like you to be memorized!
Make interesting choices with your character!!!
When you get dressed and do your hair, try to match the persona of your character. It really helps! This does not mean you should come in full costume (a suggestion of the character is the more professional route).
Wear shoes you can move in, because we might ask you do dance a little bit.
Auditions are competitive and roles are limited. Knowledge of the music and the show is required. Show us what role you deserve.
We are looking to see you act a character through song and dance, as well as your musical proficiency and competency.
Be familiar with the style of the show and make clear choices.
Please do not merely imitate other actor's performances.
The key to comedy is timing, being in the moment and making fresh choices!
Break a leg! We are rooting for you.