Kelsey Audition Notice: ‘The Addams Family’


Playful Theatre Productions have announced auditions for their 2016 production of The Addams Family. Here is all the information you need to know:

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  • Monday, November 30 (7pm-10pm)
  • Thursday, December 3 (7pm-10pm)
  • CALLBACKS will be held on a date to be announced later.


  • Mercer County Community College – West Windsor Campus – CM Building


  • Playful Theatre Productions
  • Producer – Suzanne Smith & Hilary Leboff
  • Director – Frank Ferrara
  • Music Director – Shannon Ferrara & Mike Gilch
  • Choreographer – Rachel Tovar
  • Stage Manager – Ruth Kresge & Nancy Scharf


  • The Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College
  • Friday, February 26 & March 4 at 8pm
  • Saturday, February 27 & March 5 at 8pm
  • Sunday, February 28 & March 6 at 2pm


  • In order to minimize wait times, auditions appointments are very strongly recommended.
  • To make an appointment, CLICK HERE, or call 609-439-6596.


  • Auditioners are asked to prepare one complete song from musical theatre, and to bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided.
  • All actors will be asked to learn and perform a brief dance combination at the initial audition.


The Addams Family features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. 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, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.


A total of approximately 18 actors are sought; the exact cast size will vary depending on the number of Ancestors (see below). A note about the Addams family themselves: the Addams’ are not vaudeville performers and they are not in on the joke. They are who they are without irony and without winking.

Gomez Addams (male baritone) is the family patriarch, an adult man of uncertain age with an untraceable, vaguely Spanish accent. He is passionate and emotional, given to impulsive behaviors and theatrical pronouncements. He is propelled forward by constant curiosity and – ironically – love of life.

Morticia Addams (female alto / mezzo) is far more reserved and less demonstrative than her husband Gomez, but no less passionate for that. She always gives the impression that she is waiting to strike. She is, however, a warm and loving wife and mother, in her own way. Need an excellent singer with a strong low range, and an exceptional dancer. Morticia is almost definitely not a vampire. Almost definitely not.

Wednesday Addams (female belter) is the daughter of Gomez and Morticia, now in her early twenties, as homicidal as ever. Her stone face and stern demeanor hide an endless supply of rage and loathing, but in other ways she’s not at all a typical post-adolescent. Need an outstanding singer with a very strong high belt.

Pugsley Addams (male, unchanged voice) is Wednesday’s brother, a cheerfully destructive boy of around 10. He adores his sister unconditionally, and means well, relatively speaking… but trouble finds him pretty easily.

Uncle Fester (male tenor) is a very strange duck.

Grandma (female, alto) is pretty likely a thousand years old. From the perspective of “normal” society, she’s definitely the strangest of the Addams Family; she’s a fully functioning witch, with a bench of potions and a very dodgy history. But she’s also the most tuned in of the family members, and the most self-aware. Need an excellent character actor able to hold a tune.

Lurch (male, bass) is the Addams’ loyal servant, his work ethic unaffected by the fact that he is probably dead. Although this is mostly a silent role – and requires a skilled physical comedian able to get laughs without words or facial expressions – Lurch does have a bit of featured solo singing (during which he is a bass, as you’d expect a corpse to be).

Lucas Beineke (male, tenor) is the nervous, twitchy, Midwestern “Normal” with whom Wednesday Addams has fallen hopelessly in love. In his early twenties, Lucas is not a risk taker or a man of action, or at least, he has not been so far.

Mal Beineke (male, baritone) is Lucas’ father, an uptight and stubborn Ohioan who has never spent longer than thirty seconds outside of his comfort zone. He considers himself a reasonable man.

Alice Beineke (female, mezzo soprano) is Lucas’ mother. She writes greeting card poetry for a living. She is a model mother and wife; she’s bubbly and sweet, with inexhaustible patience and a genuine belief that everything will work out for the best. She’s also concealing a borderline psychopathic supply of anger and frustration… but she’ll probably never say anything about that. Right?

The Ancestors (male and female, all ages and voice parts) are the spirits of Addams’ past, a motley crew of the dead and mostly dead. Some solo singing, extensive harmony singing, and strong dancing required.


  • In order to minimize wait times, auditions appointments are very strongly recommended.
  • To make an appointment, CLICK HERE, or call 609-439-6596.



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