Fall Youth Production, Ages 9 – 15
Show Run: Sep 20-Oct 6
Performances: Sep 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, Oct 3, 4, 5, 6
Auditions: June 27–29, 6 – 9pm
ABOUT THE SHOW
In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, nothing is ever what is to be expected or adored, nonetheless, this quirky family still has to deal with many of the same challenges faced by any other family, and the spookiest nightmare faced by every family creates this ruckus of a musical: the Addams kids are growing up. The Addams’s have lived by their unique values for hundreds of years and Gomez and Morticia, the patriarch and matriarch of the clan, would be only too happy to continue living that way. Their dark, macabre, beloved daughter Wednesday, however, is ready for a life of her own. She has fallen in love with Lucas Beineke, a sweet, smart boy from a normal, respectable Ohio family — the most un-Addams sounding person one could be! And to make matters worse, she has invited the Beinekes to their home for dinner. In one fateful, hilarious night, secrets are disclosed, relationships are tested, and the Addams family must face up to the one horrible thing they’ve managed to avoid for generations: change.
ABOUT THE AUDITION
Please arrive 15 minutes early to register. Auditions begin promptly at the designated time. Anyone arriving after the starting time will be asked to audition at the next scheduled day.
Near West Theatre holds group auditions in a relaxed and friendly environment. No preparation or preregistration is required. Actors of all experience levels are led through multiple improvisational exercises providing every participant equal opportunity to create through word, movement, and song. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes for dancing so you can move easily. Auditions focus on the creative process, not the product; on working as an ensemble, not solo. After this first level audition, callbacks will focus on individual roles/songs and working from the script.