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Originally Published: 07/30/2022

Middletown Arts Center Will Hold Auditions for

(MIDDLETOWN, NJ) — in Mac players Middletown Arts Center will conduct auditions for its production Addams Family Monday, August 8th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The creepy, kooky, mysterious, creepy, totally weird family comes to life in this macabre musical with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Ellis. Addams FamilyThe third production, by MAC’s recently formed adult theater group, will screen October 21-23, 28-30 and will be directed by Kathy Connolly and musical direction by Nicolas Zupinka.

In the play, Wednesday Adams, the happily unbeatable daughter of Gomez and Morticia, has fallen in love. Everything changes for the whole family the night they host dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents! A deliciously wacky and whimsical night of music, chills and adventure!

The contestants must prepare 32 bars of a musical theater song in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided or please bring the track for your selection. To schedule an audition, please email [email protected], Actors of all castes are strongly encouraged to audition. AEA members can audition for potential guest appearance contracts. Rehearsals will begin on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings on or around September 5.

All auditions and rehearsals will take place at the Middletown Arts Center, located at 36 Church Street in Middletown, NJ (next to the Middletown train station). Free parking is available, with additional free parking available in the train station at 6:00 pm and in meter lots on weekdays after weekends.

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The callback will take place on Wednesday, August 10 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

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Director Cathy Connolly is an award-winning actor, director, choreographer and teaching artist. He has performed extensively in productions on Broadway and on regional and national tours. Most recently, Kathy was Artistic Director at Holmdel Theater Company and was awarded “Best Director of Music” by Broadway World as part of the 2019 Regional Theater Awards.

Addams Family Roles

gomez adams – Age 25-55. Vocal Range: G3 – Bb4. The handsome 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 mover (tango skills a plus!)

Morticia Adams – Age 25-55, Vocal Range: Bb2 – G4. A humble man who loves his wife and children and takes great pride in being an Addams. Gomez has great comedic timing, strong improvisation skills, and is a strong dancer/mover.

Wednesday Addams – To play the role of a teenager. Vocal Range: A3 – F5. Iconic goth older sister, Wednesday leads with a dark cloud outside, but deep down she has the heart of her father and the sensibility of her mother. Wednesday falls in love with a “normal” boy, whom she brings home to visit family, and feelings threaten every reality she’s known so far. Strong belter with hilarious dark expressions.

Pugsley Adams – To play a teenager, Vocal Range: A3 – F#5. Pugsley, the youngest in the Addams family, enjoys being tortured by his older sister. Pugsley is charming and funny.

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Uncle Fester – Age 25-60, Vocal Range; C3 – G4 in full voice tenor, and up to C5 in head voice. Serving as the show’s narrator, Uncle Fester is lovable, childish, spirited and highly irreplaceable. He has excellent comedy timing. Ukulele skill a plus!

Grandmother – Plays anywhere between 60-102, Vocal Range: G4 – F#5. Fun, quirky and spirited, Grandma always has something up her sleeve. Grandmothers are intelligent, quirky and sometimes a bit cruel. He has great comic timing and physicality.

stagger to one side – Ages 25-50, Vocal Range: Eb2 – E4 (A True Bass). Larch is the Addams family butler. A man of few words, his unmistakably commanding presence is accentuated by grunts, moans and deliberate movement. Must have great non-verbal story telling ability.

mal beneke – Ages 30-55, Vocal Range: C3 – A4. Lucas’ fiery father and Alice’s cold-shouldered husband, cynical Mal meets Adams with suspicion. He finds Adams too strange for his liking and can’t fathom how to relate to him.

Alice Beneke – Ages 30-55, Vocal Range: Ab3 – G#5. Lucas’ mother and Mal’s wife, Alice, is completely devoted to his family. She presents herself as reserved and collected (even rhyming speaking) until she learns to unleash her wild side at dinner with Adams. Strong comedian.

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Lucas Beneke – To play the role of a teenager. Vocal Range: C3 – C5 (musical theater tenor with some of this upper range in the head voice). Hopeful romantic and Alice and Mal’s son, Lucas has fallen in love since Wednesday and intends to marry her. He is optimistic and hopeful, yet struggles to find a balance between his ‘normal’ family and the terrifying Addams family.

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ancestors – 15+, all vocal range. Adams ancestors from different eras serve as the chorus for the show and help bring the story to life. They will be featured in both singing and dancing throughout the show (once separated from the family crypt!) seeking actors with both singing and dancing abilities.

mac player upcoming productions

Addams Family in October 2022; musical music in March 2023; And spray in July 2023

Middletown Arts Center (MAC) is an award-winning, state-of-the-art facility in Middletown, NJ that offers performances, exhibitions, classes, and camps focused on the arts. It is conveniently located opposite Middletown train station and minutes walk to the newly expanded Mac Annex Middletown Reformed Church’s Education Building. MAC is operated by the Middletown Township Cultural and Arts Council, a non-profit 501(c)(3), dedicated to bringing quality arts programming and events to Middletown and surrounding communities.