The Addams Family Auditions

AUDITIONS ANNOUNCEMENT

Audition Call for

Alamance Children’s Theatre Production of

Addams Family logo

Directed by Kelly Durfey

Music Direction by Meredith Gornto

Choreography by Mikaila Adams

Tech Crew-Vacant/Interested Individuals Encouraged to Apply! (See Below) 

Alamance Children’s Theatre (ACT) will present The Addams Family at the Paramount Theater in downtown Burlington, NC. A comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, and features an original story and every father’s nightmare – Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness.  Wednesday has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. Everything will change on the fateful night the Addams host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. 

Regular performance dates are March 11-13 and 18-20, 2022. There will be eight regular performances in total.  

This will be an ACT 2 show. Act 2 shows are open to high schoolers, 18 years or age or younger, only. 8th graders may audition but will only be cast if there aren’t enough high school applicants. 

Auditions will be:

Thursday, January 6, 2022 6:00pm – 9:00pm

And

Friday, January 7, 2022 6:00pm -9:00pm

Location: 

Alamance Lutheran Church

4008 Highway 62 South

Alamance, NC 27201

Please use the following sign up genus to register for your audition spot. Walk ins will not be allowed. 

Sign Up For Your Spot!

We will only accept audition conflicts related to COVID quarantine. If you are unable to audition due to being sick with COVID or are actively in quarantine for COVID exposure at the time of auditions, please send an email to insertADDAMS EMAILas soon as possible for an alternative method/date to audition.  

Those auditioning should:

  • Print out and complete the forms provided below prior to arrival at auditions.
  • Prepare a one minute of music from memory, if possible, to be sung along with CD or an accompaniment (“karaoke”) track that auditionees should provide.
  • Be prepared for a cold read with other auditionees from materials provided at the auditions.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes since all auditionees will participate in movement choreography.  Shorts, jeans, flip-flop shoes and sandals are definitely discouraged.
  • Bring a mask and be prepared to have their temperature taken.

Potential cast members need to attend only one night of auditions.

Auditioners should be prepared to attend callbacks on January 8, 2022 from 10:00am – 12:00pm.  

A Character List is provided below.

In preparation for auditions, please read these materials and bring the completed forms to the audition.  You may attach your own picture to the Audition Form.  ACT will also be taking individual pictures each night.

Welcome Letter PDF

Audition Form PDF

Choreography Audition Form PDF

Music Audition Form PDF

ACT is seeking Tech Crew members for The Addams Family.  ACT encourages interested individuals to complete the form below and bring it to auditions. ** Tech crew must be in at least 8th grade.

Tech Crew Application PDF

The final cast list will be posted on ACT’s Facebook Page (and potentially ACT’s website) by 6:00pm on Monday, January 10, 2022.  Those individuals must email Tiana Kane to accept or decline their roles INSERT ADDAMS EMAIL by 5:00pm on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.

On Thursday night, January 13 all of the cast, parents/guardians, directors, and producers will meet at Alamance Lutheran Church at 7:00 pm.  A great deal of important information will be discussed, so it is MANDATORY that each cast member and a parent/guardian attend this meeting.  A $50 Participation Fee will be collected from each cast member ($40 for each additional sibling).  This fee helps to cover some of the production’s costs.  Scholarships are available to ensure that no young person is unable to participate. Please speak to one of the producers after the parent meeting to make these arrangements.  Scholarship families will be requested to “Pay what they can” and will be asked to contribute additional volunteer hours to the production.

Rehearsals will predominantly occur at Alamance Lutheran Church and will generally occur between 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights. There may be a few nights that extend to 9:30 pm, multiple Saturday morning/afternoon rehearsals and potentially a few Sunday afternoon/evening rehearsals.  Some rehearsals with minimal called cast members may be at locations other than Alamance Lutheran.  Not all cast members will be scheduled for each rehearsal but each cast member will be expected to attend all of the rehearsals for which he or she is scheduled.

Tech week begins on Sunday, March 5, 2022 with rehearsals each day/night at the Paramount Theater.  Tech Week rehearsals may extend to 10:30 pm.  All cast members should be present this week with no exceptions!  However, if an auditionee has a mandatory or long term commitment that may conflict with attendance during Tech Week, that conflict should be detailed on the audition form and specifically discussed with production staff at auditions. 

Regular performances will be at the Paramount at 7:00 pm on March 11, 12, 18 & 19, 2022 and 2:00 pm on March 12, 13, 19, & 20, 2021.  All cast and tech crew members must be present for all regular performances.

Auditionees should be aware that participation in other productions or other activities that overlap and/or create conflicts with rehearsals for THE ADDAMS FAMILY may be considered in casting decisions.  

Alamance Children’s Theatre will be requiring all participants to have their temperature taken prior to participating in any activity associated with THE ADDAMS FAMILY Alamance Children’s Theater is requiring everyone to adhere to the COVID protocols of Alamance Lutheran and the Paramount. Hand sanitizer will be available at every activity associated with THE ADDAMS FAMILY. Cleaning will occur after every rehearsal, meeting, or show. Masks are currently required for all activities for all participating in THE ADDAMS FAMILY. Alamance Children’s Theatre desires to have actors perform without masks but cannot guarantee mask-less performances due to the uncertainty surrounding rising COVID cases. Please be advised that all parts of THE ADDAMS FAMILY are subject to change due to rising COVID cases.

You must quarantine for a period of 10 days if you have been in close contact (within 6 feet of someone for 15 minutes or more within a 24 hour period) to someone who tested positive with COVID, unless you are fully vaccinated. The quarantine can be shortened to 7 days if you have a negative test and no symptoms (the test must be done on the 5th day or later). You do not have to quarantine if you are fully vaccinated unless you have symptoms, but you will need to take a test in 3-5 days, even if you do not have symptoms. Based on the symptoms of the newest variant closely mimicking a cold and lacking some of the classic symptoms we have connected with COVID, such as loss of taste or smell and upper respiratory issues, we ask that you be extra cautious and do not ignore any symptoms. Testing is free, and frequent testing can help us stay in production. 

For any additional information please send questions to  

theaddamsfamilyact@gmail.com

CHARACTERS

Gomez Addams

Morticia Addams

Uncle Fester

Grandma

Wednesday Addams

Pugsley Addams

Lurch

Mal Beineke

Alice Beineke

Lucas Beineke

The Addams Ancestors 

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