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All auditions at Contra Costa Civic Theatre, 951 Pomona Ave, El Cerrito, unless otherwise noted.

 

the addams family

A new musical

Directed and choreographed by Alex Perez

Music direction by Michael Wiles

AUDITIONS

Thursday, July 24, 7:30-10pm

Saturday, July 26, 12-5pm

CALLBACKS

Sunday, July 27, 12-5pm

NEEDED

10 men, ages 18-65

1 boy, to appear 12

9 women, ages 18-65

Please bring headshot and resume. Prep song from a published musical, no longer than 90 seconds; bring sheet music in your key; accompanist provided. All actors need to attend the dance call. Actors of color encouraged to audition. Show dates 9/19 - 10/19. Non-AEA. Travel stipend. Audition appointments at auditions@ccct.org; please put ADDAMS AUDITIONS in the subject header. Cast breakdown below.

CAST BREAKDOWN

GOMEZ ADDAMS: (Male, 40-50) 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 daughters secret from his wife, whom he adores more than death. Smart, comedic actor with tenor vocals.

MORTICIA ADDAMS (Female, 35-45) 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, 50-60) 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: (Female, to appear 18) 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: (Female, 40+) She is a feisty 102-year-old woman. Fun and quirky, but don’t mess with Grandma. Comedic actress with strong character vocals.

PUGSLEY ADDAMS: (Male, to appear 12) 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, 18+) 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, 40-50) 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: (Female, 40-50) Mother of 19 year old Lucas, devoted to her family so she puts aside her own desires. 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, to appear 19) 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 and have a fun, quirky sensibility. Knowledge of tango and flamenco dancing a plus.

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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Adapted by Christopher Sergel

From the novel by Harper Lee

Directed by David Bogdonoff

AUDITIONS

Sunday, September 7, 1-5pm

  • Youth auditions 1-2:30pm

  • Adult auditions 2:30-5pm

Monday, September 8, 6-9pm

  • Youth auditions 6-7:30pm

  • Adult auditions 7:30-9pm

CALLBACKS

Wednesday, September 10, 6-9pm

NEEDED

1 girl, to appear 9
1 boy, to appear 13
1 boy, to appear 9-10
9 men, ages 30-65
1 woman, 18-22
3 women, 40-65
1 African-American man, 25-35
1 African-American man, 40-60
1 African-American woman, 40-60

Prepare two contrasting monologues; total time 90 seconds. Show dates Nov 21-Dec 14; rehearsals begin October 13. Non-AEA. Travel stipend. Audition appointments at auditions@ccct.org; please put MOCKINGBIRD AUDITIONS in the subject header. Cast breakdown below.

CAST BREAKDOWN

The children

  • Jean Louise Finch (Scout), a young girl

  • Jeremy Finch (Jem), her brother

  • Charles Baker Harris (Dill), their friend

The adults

  • Atticus Finch, Scout and Jem's father

  • Calpurnia, the housekeeper, African-American

  • Reverend Sykes, a minister, African-American

  • Tom Robinson, a young man, African-American

  • Maudie Atkinson, a neighbor

  • Stephanie Crawford, a neighbor

  • Mrs. Dubose, a neighbor

  • Arthur Radley (Boo), a neighbor

  • Heck Tate, the sheriff

  • Judge Taylor, the judge

  • Mayella Ewell, a young woman

  • Bob Ewell, her father

  • Walter Cunningham, a farmer

  • Mr. Gilmer, the public prosecutor

  • Townspeople


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DOUBT: A PARABLE

By John Patrick Shanley

Directed by Daren A.C. Carollo

AUDITIONS

Sunday, September 28, 7-9pm

Monday, September 29, 7-10pm

CALLBACKS

Saturday, Oct 4, 12-5pm

Sunday, Oct 5, 7-9pm

NEEDED

  • 1 woman, 55-65

  • 1 woman, 20-25

  • 1 man, 35-45

  • 1 African-American 35-45

Prepare two contrasting monologues; total time 90 seconds. Rehearsals begin January 5, 2015. Show dates Feb 13-Mar 8. Non-AEA. Travel stipend. Audition appointments at auditions@ccct.org; please put DOUBT AUDITIONS in the subject header. Cast breakdown below.

CAST BREAKDOWN

  • Father Brendan Flynn: age 35-45, priest and teacher at St. Nicholas School in the Bronx. Father Flynn is from the Northeastern US, working class.

  • Sister Aloysius Beauvier, age 55-65, head nun and school principal at St. Nicholas. Watchful, reserved, unsentimental.

  • Sister James, age 20-25, a young nun, enthusiastic but inexperienced teacher at St. Nicholas.

  • Mrs. Muller, age 35-45, African American, mother of a student at St. Nicholas.

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The FOREIGNER

By Larry Shue

Directed by Ken Sonkin

AUDITIONS
Tuesday, February 3, 7-10pm
Wednesday, February 4, 7-10pm

CALLBACKS
Saturday, February 7, 1-4pm

NEEDED
5 men, 25-45
1 woman, 65-70+
1 woman, 25-35

Prepare one contemporary monologu2e; total time 90 seconds. Rehearsals begin Feb 23. Show dates Apr 3-Apr 26. Non-AEA. Travel stipend. Audition appointments at auditions@ccct.org; please put FOREIGNER AUDITIONS in the subject header. Cast breakdown below.


CAST BREAKDOWN

  • Froggy LeSueur, 30-40, cheerful British Army demolitions expert. Cockney accent

  • Charlie Baker, 30-40, Science-fiction magazine proofreader, mild-mannered, depressed. British accent

  • Betty Meeks, 65-70’s, Elderly widow, owner of the fishing lodge. Both wise and naïve. Georgia accent

  • Rev. David Marshall Lee, 30-35, Engaged to Catherine. Wolf in sheep’s clothing. Georgia accent

  • Catherine Sims, 25-35, Rev. David’s fiancée, a pretty heiress going through an emotional time. Georgia accent

  • Owen Musser, 40’s, Tilghman County property inspector, a dangerous racist. Georgia accent

  • Ellard Sims, 25-35, Catherine's dim-witted brother. Lumpy, overgrown, backward youth. Georgia accent

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