Theatre Winter Haven
Joint Auditions for ADDAM'S FAMILY and THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Theatre Winter Haven
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ADDAMS FAMILY CHARACTERS AND VOCAL RANGES:

Gomez Addams, Stage Age: 35-55 Baritone (C3-G4)
A suave man of Spanish descent who adores his wife and children and takes immense pride in being an Addams. Gomez finds himself trapped between his daughter and his wife, being forced to hide Wednesday’s big secret from Morticia. He has great comedic timing and is a strong dancer. Spanish accent is a plus!

Morticia Addams, Stage Age 35-55 Mezzo-soprano (F3-Db5)
The beautiful, leggy and mysterious head of the Addams family who believes strongly in family tradition. Morticia is unnerved thinking that Gomez is hiding something from her. She is confident and sexy with a side of dry wit. She is a strong mover (tango skills a plus!)

Wednesday Addams, Stage Age: 18 - 22 Mezzo-soprano (A3-Eb5)
Gothic big sister Wednesday who has her father’s heart and her mother’s sensibility falls in love with a “normal” boy who she brings home to meet the family. Wednesday is trying to balance her relationships with “strange” family with that of her new love and his “normal” family. Wednesday showcases compassion, a bit of stubbornness and strong will. She has a strong belt.

Pugsley Addams, Stage Age 10 – 13 Unchanged voice (A3-Eb5)
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 new boyfriend and family dynamics are changing. Pugsley is charming and funny, ideally with an unchanged singing voice.

Uncle Fester, Stage Age: 30-50 Tenor (C3-C5)
Serving as the narrator of the show, Uncle Fester is lovable, childish, enthusiastic and highly incorrigible. Fester has great comedic timing and a tenor voice. Ukulele skills a plus!

Grandma, Stage Age: 102 Mezzo-soprano (F3-C5)
Fun, quirky and feisty, Grandma always has a trick up her sleeve. Grandma is wise, wacky and sometimes a bit crass. She has great comedic timing and physicality.

Lurch, Stage Age: 25 – 50 Bass (Eb2-Eb4)
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). Lurch has a rich bass voice.

Mal Beinecke, Stage Age 35 - 55 Baritone (C3-F4)
The uptight and father of Lucas and cold-shouldered husband to Alice, cynical Mal meets the Addams with skepticism. He finds the Addams to be too bizarre for his liking and cannot fathom being related to them.

Alice Beinecke, Stage Age: 35 -55 Mezzo-soprano (Ab3-G#5)
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 with the Addams. She is a strong comedic actress with a strong belt.

Lucas Beinecke, Stage Age : 18 - 22 Baritone/Tenor (C3-F#4)
The hopeful romantic and son of Alice & Mal, Lucas has fallen in love with Wednesday and intends to marry her. He is optimistic and hopeful yet struggles to find the balance between his ‘normal’ family and the macabre Addams. Strong singer.

The Ancestors, Stage Age: 18+, All Vocal Ranges, Male & Female
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 (once relapsed from the family crypt!). Seeking actors with both vocals and dancing abilities.

THING & COUSIN IT
Iconic Addams Family members, Thing & Cousin It will weave in and out as the story unfolds. No speaking necessary. Must be comfortable with tight spaces!

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THE SOUND OF MUSIC CHARACTERS AND VOCAL RANGES

Maria Rainer (20-35)
 Soprano (D3-Bb5)
A postulant at Nonnberg Abbey – young, free spirited, warm, gentle and kind with much determination.

Captain Georg von Trapp (35-45)
 Bass/Baritone (F#2-G4)
A retired Austrian naval captain. Polished, yet very military in the way he runs his life to repress his sadness over the death of his wife; underneath, he is warm, understanding, and determined.

Max Detweiller (30+)
 Baritone (C3-F4)
Charming and vital; a man of sophistication who enjoys the good life; true and loyal friend to the von Trapp family.

Elsa Schrader (35-45)
 Soprano (C4-B5)
A baroness of taste and elegance, sophisticated, dignified and mature.

Mother Abbess (40+) 
 Soprano (B3-Ab5)
Motherly, understanding, strong and authoritative, but kind.

Sister Berthe Mezzo-soprano (B3-E5)
Mistress of Novices, prudish, straight laced with a quick tongue, she is less tolerant than other nuns.

Sister Margaretta Soprano (B3-F5)
Mistress of Postulants, very kind, understanding and concerned.

Sister Sophia Mezzo-soprano (B3-Eb5)
Neither demanding nor critical, sticks with the rules.

Franz (non-singing, 30+)

The von Trapp butler, rather formal but not without spirit, he is very German and loyal to the Fascist cause.

Frau Schmidt (non-singing, 30+)

The housekeeper, stoic, very little personality; she does her job efficiently but without affection. Strong and somewhat dominating.

Herr Zeller (non-singing, 40+)

Stern and unsmiling, a typical Nazi official whose primary concern is to see that everyone toes the line.

Rolf Gruber (17) 
Baritone (D3-E4)
Suitor to Liesl, telegram delivery boy, later Nazi soldier. A very pleasant young man, somewhat aggressive but in a gentle way.

Liesl von Trapp (age 16)
 Soprano (A3-E5)
The oldest child, blossoming into a young lady with an interest in boys. She has a maternal edge to her and cares very deeply for her younger siblings.

Friedrich von Trapp (age 14) 
Unchanged voice A3-G5
Tough exterior, very much trying to be “the man” of the family.

Louisa von Trapp (age 13) A3-F5

Rebellious attitude.

Kurt von Trapp (age 10, falsetto)
 A3-F5
Gentle and mischievous.

Brigitta von Trapp (age 9) 
A3-F5
Smart, reads a lot.

Marta von Trapp (age 7)
 A3-F5
Very sweet and gentle.

Gretl von Trapp (age 6) A3-F5
Cute and sassy.

CHORUS:
5-10 male chorus members (16-60+ years) – Nazi soldiers, neighbors, Salzburg 
citizens and Georg’s friends (of naval background).

5-10 female chorus members (16-60+ years) – Salzburg citizens, new postulant, nuns, novices, postulants and contestants in the Festival Concert.








GUIDELINES

ALL auditionees should prepare 16 to 32 bars of a musical theatre song.

PLEASE NOTE: Legible sheet music must be provided for the rehearsal pianist/music director. No recorded accompaniment, a cappella auditions, or chord charts will be allowed.

Please dress appropriately for singing and dancing.


OTHER INFORMATION

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Pre-registration is recommended, but not required.

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LOCATION

Chain O' Lakes Civic Center, 210 Cypress Gardens Blvd.
Winter Haven, FL 33880
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863-294-7469 x.104

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