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June 24 @2pm, June 26 & 27 @6pm

If these dates are problematic for you, contact me via email (kafkasmith@gmail.com) to arrange a private audition in advance of the scheduled dates.

The cast size for the Garfield production is somewhat flexible depending on the number of ancestors that are cast. There are 10 principal characters in the cast – descriptions are included below. I have specific requests for audition songs.

Audition music guidelines:

  • The song I’d prefer to hear is included in the character description below.
    • Measure numbers come from the MTI Vocal Score. Copies of the sheet music (specific to the requested measures) can be requested via email-kafkasmith@gmail.com).
    • Time stamps from the music links provided are also included.

Example: Mal Bieneke, Crazier Than You, Measures 81-103, Time Stamp: 0:40-1:36

  • I will have Addams Family show tracks on-hand. There will not be a pianist available. Singing a cappella does not provide sufficient information for this audition. I need to hear you sing against an accompaniment to determine two things: your ability to sing with sufficient volume and to tune your voice to the accompaniment.
  • It’s OK to have sheet music and/or lyrics on stage to audition. 

Audition process: 

  • Sing per music guidelines and cast descriptions. Auditions will include a cold read from the script.
  • A portion of the audition will include learning a small section of choreography. Please wear shoes that will permit movement on stage (no rubber soled shoes, no sandals).
  • Casting will be announced by July 4.

Cast descriptions:

The ‘stage’ age provided in the description does not indicate the actor’s true age. I will cast for fit, regardless of your actual age.

Click on Character name below for description, songs and links.

A suave man of Spanish descent who adores his wife and children and takes immense pride in being an Addams. Gomez finds himself trapped between his daughter and his wife, being forced to hide Wednesday’s big secret from Morticia. He has great comedic timing and is a strong dancer. Spanish accent is a plus!
Audition song: “Happy/Sad”

Measures 1-46, Time Stamp 0:00-1:30

https://youtu.be/Re8Yz7a6CEI

The beautiful, leggy and mysterious head of the Addams family who believes strongly in family tradition. Morticia is unnerved thinking that Gomez is hiding something from her. She is confident and sexy with a side of dry wit. She is a strong mover (tango skills a plus!)

Audition song: “Death is Just Around the Corner”

Measures 15-31 and 34-58, Time Stamp 0:25-1:02 continuing to 1:55

https://youtu.be/GZ35Qk0ZTY4

Gothic big sister Wednesday who has her father’s heart and her mother’s sensibility falls in love with a “normal” boy who she brings home to meet the family. Wednesday is trying to balance her relationships with “strange” family with that of her new love and his “normal” family. Wednesday showcases compassion, a bit of stubbornness and strong will. She has a strong belt. 

Audition song: “Pulled”

Measures 36-57 and 75-102

https://youtu.be/7KI6KNQIrr8

The youngest of the Addams Family, Pugsley loves to be tortured by his big sister. He is lost trying to figure out his place now that she has a new boyfriend and family dynamics are changing. Pugsley is charming and funny, ideally with an unchanged singing voice.
Audition song: “What If”

Measures 187-219 (after dialog with Grandma), Time Stamp 2:40-end

https://youtu.be/JCGgrmJj1cs

Serving as the narrator of the show, Uncle Fester is lovable, childish, enthusiastic and highly incorrigible. Fester has great comedic timing and a tenor voice. Ukulele skills a plus! 

Audition song: “The Moon and Me”

Measures 1-25, Time Stamp 0:00-1:00

https://youtu.be/IpYvatNHkJo

Fun, quirky and feisty, Grandma always has a trick up her sleeve. Grandma is wise, wacky and sometimes a bit crass. She has great comedic timing and physicality. Grandma sings, but merely to entertain herself. She sings loudly and with confidence, even if not precisely on key. She’s all about character!

Audition song: “When You’re An Addams”

Measures 194-210 and 275-298, Time Stamp 4:00-4:30 and 5:42-6:20

https://youtu.be/YsignXK7EUs

Also, pick a song that Grandma might sing a capella in character. (Suggestions: High Hopes, Sweet Caroline, Wrecking Ball – surprise me!). Let me hear your Grandma’s ‘high-on-life’ singing voice.

A man of few words, Lurch is the Addams Family butler. His unmistakable commanding presence is accented by grunts, moans and deliberate movement. Must have great non-verbal story-telling abilities (think: facial expressions with well-placed grunts and moans). Lurch has a rich bass voice. 

Audition song: Lurch’s solo “Move Toward The Darkness”

Measures 16-32, Time Stamp 0:00-0:50                                                                                     

https://youtu.be/VoMkFrPpvr8

The uptight father of Lucas and cold-shouldered husband to Alice, cynical Mal meets the Addams with skepticism. He finds the Addams to be too bizarre for his liking and cannot fathom being related to them.
Audition song: “Crazier Than You”

Measures 81-103, Time Stamp 0:17-1:07

https://youtu.be/XQyxQMddjI4

Lucas’s mother and Mal’s wife, Alice is strongly devoted to her family. She presents herself as reserved and collected (even when speaking in rhyme) until she learns to unleash her wild side at dinner with the Addams. She is a strong comedic actress with a strong belt. 

Audition song: Alice’s solo “Waiting”

Measures 12-3, Time Stamp 0:40-1:36

https://youtu.be/DmEyTc22_iA

The hopeful romantic and son of Alice & Mal, Lucas has fallen in love with Wednesday and intends to marry her. He is optimistic and hopeful yet struggles to find the balance between his ‘normal’ family and the macabre Addams. Strong singer. 

Audition song: “Crazier Than You”

Measures 28-50, Time Stamp 0:58-1:45

https://youtu.be/7gqBeS50_O0

The Addams ancestors, ghostly iconic figures from various eras across history, serve as the chorus for the show and help bring the story to life. They will be featured both singing, dancing, and hovering nearby. Seeking actors with both vocal and/or dancing abilities. Likely to cast 8-16 ancestors, 

Audition song: “When You’re An Addams”

Measures 194-210 and 275-298, Time Stamp 4:00-4:30 and 5:42-6:20

https://youtu.be/YsignXK7EUs

 

  • a child or smaller adult (Cousin Itt)
  • a limber adult (or 2), perhaps with some dance/movement ability (Thing, Grim Reaper, Monster Under The Bed, etc. as needed)

Audition song: “When You’re An Addams”

Measures 194-210 and 275-298, Time Stamp 4:00-4:30 and 5:42-6:20

https://youtu.be/YsignXK7EUs