THE ADDAMS FAMILY THE MUSICAL - Mercury Theatre Auditions

Posted: May 4, 2014

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Mercury Theatre | Chicago, IL

Date of Audition:


Call Type

Equity Principal


Monday, May 19th from 10a-5p

Tuesday, May 20th from 6p-10p
Tier 5; 656.75/wk actor min

Mercury Theatre
3745 Southport
Chicago, IL


Seeking Male and Female Actors/Singers/Dancers. Please see Breakdown.


Prepare two 32-bar cuttings of songs to sing. We will only have time to listen to one song, but prepare two so we can have a choice. Bring sheet music in your key; an accompanist will be provided. Bring headshot and resume.

Other Dates

Rehearsals begin July 28, 2014

Performances August 20, 2014 to November 9, 2014


Executive Director Walter Stearns will attend with casting authority.

EPA Rules are in effect.

A monitor will be provided.


will be taken by the Equity office beginning Monday, May 12th at 9:30 AM. Call 312-641-0406

9:30 AM-12:30 PM and 3:00-4:30 PM only.

Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend. Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


GOMEZ ADDAMS: Male actor. A man of Spanish descent who takes great pride in his family and revels in all it means to be an “Addams.” He struggles with having to keep his daughter's

secret from his wife, whom he adores more than death. Smart, comedic actor with tenor vocals.

MORTICIA ADDAMS: Woman, in shape, attractive, leggy, the strength of the family. An easy comedic actress with a sexy, dry wit. Feels her husband is hiding something from her and will

use any tactic to lure the secret out. A strong dancer/mover with alto/mezzo soprano vocals.

UNCLE FESTER: Male actor. The androgynous family member who serves as the musicals narrator. He is larger than life, an energetic, joyous, child-like presence. A vaudeville style comedian with tenor vocals.

WEDNESDAY ADDAMS: Woman. Wednesday is an attractive, in shape girl who has the same dry wit and sensibility of her mother. Finds love with a “normal” boy (Lucas) and wants to introduce his family to hers. Experiences the youthful drama that comes with first love. Lucas can actually puts a smile on her face. Strong pop belt vocals.

GRANDMA: Woman. She is a feisty102 year old woman. Fun and quirky, but don’t mess with

Grandma. Comedic actress with strong character vocals.

PUGSLEY ADDAMS: Young male actor who plays 12 years old. A charming, funny, husky boy who loves being tortured by his sister. He wants to ensure he won’t lose his sister to her new boyfriend so he takes matters into his own hands. Strong, high vocals. Voice not yet changed.

LURCH: Male actor. A very tall male character, the Addams butler who knows all. He speaks in moans and groans without becoming a cartoon version of himself. His movement is always very slow. Character actor with a low bass vocals to Eb.

MAL BEINEKE: Male. Stuffy father of 19 year old Lucas and exasperated husband to his rhyming wife, Alice. At one time was a follower of The Grateful Dead but has lost that side of himself. Always looking out for his family. Male actor with high baritone/ tenor vocals.

ALICE BEINEKE: Woman. Mother of 19 year old Lucas, devoted to her family so she puts aside her own desires. In shape, quirky female who often speaks in rhyme. While at the Addams Family dinner party, she drinks a potion that causes her to let her hair down and speak her truth. Comedic actress with soprano / belt vocals.

LUCAS BEINEKE: Male, attractive, in shape young man. Fell in love with Wednesday Addams and plans to marry her. Experiences the youthful pain and drama of young love and struggles with the differences between his family and the Addams family. Contemporary pop tenor vocals.

THE ANCESTORS: Male and female ensemble singer/dancers who are smart performers. Trained dancers who sing and have a fun, quirky sensibility. All ensemble members will understudy principal roles. Knowledge of tango and flamenco dancing a plus.

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