What’s Happening at LCT

The Addams Family – A New Musical
Book by: Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics by: Andrew Lippa
Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams

Directed by Heather May

July 18 & 19 at 7:00 pm

Production dates tentatively set for Oct 5, 7, 8, 12,13,14, and 15.

Be prepared for colds readings from the script, 13 bars of music, and dress to dance. Prepared comedic monologue optional.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.

 

CASTING INFORMATION
GOMEZ ADDAMS: 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.
Tango dance required. To look 40 –50 years.

MORTICIA ADDAMS: A woman who is in shape, attractive, leggy, the strength of the family. She holds the balance of power in the family and often seems like the only emotionally mature member of the clan. 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 mover with mezzo vocals.
Tango dance required. To look 35 –45 years.

UNCLE FESTER: 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.
To look 30 –50 years.

WEDNESDAY ADDAMS: Wednesday is an attractive 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 put a smile on her face. Should be able to dance.
Strong pop belt vocals.
To look 18–21 years.

GRANDMA: She is a feisty 102 year old woman. Fun and quirky, but don’t mess with Grandma. Comedic actress with strong character vocals.
To look 50–102 years.

PUGSLEY ADDAMS: Young 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. To look 12 –16 years.

LURCH: 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.
To look 25 –45 years.

MAL BEINEKE: Stuffy father of 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.
To look 40 –50 years.

ALICE BEINEKE: Mother of 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.
To look 35 –45 years.

LUCAS BEINEKE: Attractive young man. Fell in love at first sight 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.
To look 16 –21 years.

THE ANCESTORS: Male and female ensemble singer/dancers who have a fun, energetic and quirky sensibility. Cameo roles available. Ages 12 and up.

All characters will need to display a strong jazz, character driven style of dance.


2017 – 2018 Season Season Announcement!

The Addams Family Musical
Directed by Heather May
Musical Direction by:  TBA
October 5-8, 12-15, 2017

Anne of Green Gables
Directed by Amber Langhennig
November 3-5, 10-12, 17-19, 2017

Blithe Spirit
Directed by Jay C. Brown
February 16-18, 23-25, March 2-4, 2018

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
Directed by Jim Bush
April 6-8, 13-15, 20-22

Ripcord
Directed by Chad Miller
May 4-6, 11-13, 18-20

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2017 – 2018 Season Full Description