Addams Family is cast; watch this space for next year's production details!
Thanks for your interest! We cast adults and some children (age 11 and older) actors! There are fabulous roles for various ages and types, and this year, we will be casting about 20 people, both featured and ensemble roles, which are always very active and important!
* Please note that all acting roles are unpaid
Production Dates: (Make sure you are available for all of these!)
Friday, November 17 @ 10a (special performance for school groups)
Friday, November 17@, 7p
Saturday, November 18 @ 2p
Saturday, November 18 @ 7p
Sunday November 19 @ 2p
What is Required?
Filling out our Google form is required for your audition; watch this space in early July to find that form to sign up! After choosing an hour time slot, you will be assigned to a 20-minute time slot within that hour, along with 3 or 4 other auditioners in that same time slot, but you will be called individually to audition. An email confirmation will be sent by early August.
Resume and Headshot
Please list past experience in theatre, music, dance, and education on a one-page separate form, and bring a printed copy with a headshot or photo of yourself to give to the directors when you are called into your audition.
Please make yourself available for callbacks on Sunday, August 20th – time to be determined. If you are called back, you will learn dance steps, sing excerpts from the show and possibly read scenes from the script if you are called back for featured roles. Callbacks will be announced online or via group email after 6 pm on Saturday, August 19. Casting decisions will be made during the week following auditions, and you will be contacted sometime that week.
Auditions are located at the Backstage Collaborative Warehouse: 720 East Vine Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80524. Rehearsals are also there; the general schedule is Monday - Thursday, 6:30 to 9:30, starting Sept. 5, with a cast meeting read-through. A specific schedule will be created after the show is cast; the days you need to be there will be based on your role. If needed, a weekend rehearsal may be added, and a "Sitz Probe" rehearsal with the Orchestra will be on a Saturday in early November.
For your musical audition, please prepare ONE song, 16-32 bars in length (30 seconds), in the style of the show.
Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key with cuts marked. Accompanist is provided; no CD tracks or a cappella, please. Songs from the show are not required but acceptable. Some singers may be asked to demonstrate their vocal range through basic vocal exercises.
You must also prepare a one-minute or less comedic or contemporary monologue from a published play. Show character and strong choices with your monologue piece.
Bring clothing and shoes for movement if you are asked to come for call-backs
For questions about the audition process and roles please contact Karen Christophersen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fort Collins Children’s Theatre (FCCT) has begun implementing a background check policy, effective May 1, 2019, for all volunteers, cast, and staff 18 years of age and older.
If you are cast, we will require a background check.
Why did we decide to do this?
-For the safety of children who are entrusted to our organization during their time with us.
-To provide a way for FCCT to ensure we hire employees and obtain volunteers with children’s best interests in mind.
-To abide by guidelines that are already in place at theatre companies all over the country.
We are looking for only a few key things when we run your background check:
-Have you been convicted of any felonies relating to weapons or harming others?
-Have you been charged with any crime related to inappropriate behavior with children?
Addams Character Breakdown:
Gomez Addams, Stage age 35-55
He is a suave man of Spanish descent who adores his wife and children and takes immense pride in being an Addams. He has great comedic timing and is a strong dancer. Spanish accent is a plus.
Morticia Addams, Stage age 35-55
The beautiful, leggy, and mysterious head of the Addams family who believes strongly in family tradition. She is confident and sexy with a side of dry wit and a strong mover. Tango skills are a plus.
Wednesday Addams, Stage age 18-22
A gothic big sister who has her father’s heart and her mother’s sensibility falls in love with a “normal” boy whom she brings home to meet the family. She showcases compassion, a bit of stubbornness, and a strong will. She has a strong belt.
Pugsley Addams, Stage age 10-13
The youngest of the Addams Family, Pugsley loves to be tortured by his big sister. He is lost trying to figure out his place now that she has a boyfriend. He is charming, funny, and ideally with an unchanged singing voice.
Uncle Fester, Stage age 30-50
Serving as the show's narrator, Uncle Fester is lovable, childish, enthusiastic, and highly incorrigible. He has great comedic timing and a tenor voice. Ukulele skills are a plus, as well as a willingness to be bald!
Grandma, Stage age 102
Fun, quirky and feisty, Grandma always has a trick up her sleeve. She is wise, wacky, and sometimes a bit crass, with great comedic timing and physicality.
Lurch, Stage age 25-50
A man of few words, Lurch is the Addams Family butler. His unmistakable commanding presence is accented by grunts, moans, and deliberate movement. Must have great non-verbal story-telling abilities, think facial expressions, and sound. He has a rich bass voice.
Mal Beineke, Stage age 35-55
The uptight father of Lucas and cold shouldered husband to Alice, cynical Mal meets the Addams with skepticism. He finds them too bizarre, not to his liking and cannot fathom being related to them.
Alice Beineke, Stage age 35-55
Lucas’s mother and Mal’s wife, Alice is strongly devoted to her family. She presents herself as reserved and collected (even when speaking in rhyme) until she learns to unleash her wild side at dinner. She is a strong comedic actress with a strong belt.
Lucas Beineke, Stage age 18-22
The hopeful romantic and son of Alice and Mal, Lucas has fallen in love with Wednesday and intends to marry her. He is optimistic and hopeful, yet struggles to find balance between the families. Strong singer.
The Ancestors, Stage age 18+, all Vocal Ranges, Male and Female (about 5 of each)
The Addams ancestors from various eras serve as the chorus for the show and help bring the story to life. They will be featured both singing and dancing throughout the entire show. Need to be actors with both vocal and dancing abilities