Monday, July 24, 2023

Auditions for THE ADDAMS FAMILY at Valley Youth Theatre announced for August 15 & 16

Valley Youth Theatre’s production of 
Presented at Herberger Theater Center - Stage West
Director: Mark Stoddard
Choreographer: Kathleen Brazie
AuditionsAugust 15th and 16th, 2023 @ 4pm at Valley Youth Theatre, 525 N 1st Street, Phoenix AZ. (doors open at 3:30pm)
Tentative CallbacksAugust 17th, 21st, and 22nd, 2023 @ 4pm at Valley Youth Theatre, 525 N 1st Street, Phoenix AZ. (doors open at 3:30pm)
To pre-register for your audition (preferred, but not required), and for more details please go to:
Please bring to auditions:
1.) A song that will show off your voice and is appropriate for you and the character you are auditioning for. Please bring sheet music -- accompanist will be provided.
2.) A headshot. It doesn't have to be professional. Just a good photo that looks like you!
3.) An acting or theater resume.
Rehearsals: Approximate rehearsal dates are August 23rd through October 12th, Mondaythrough Thursday evenings and Saturdays. Before tech, evening rehearsals will be 5pm - 9pm; tech rehearsals will potentially go until midnight.

Performances: October 13-29th, 2023 at Herberger Theater Center with several weekday matinees for schools in addition to the traditional evening and weekend performances.
Tentative rehearsal/performance schedule available on our auditions  page:
If you still have questions, please check out the Frequently Asked Questions section at the bottom of our auditions page at
The Addams Family, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every 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 wasn’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.
Gomez Addams, Tenor: 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 mover. 
Morticia Addams, Alto/Mezzo Soprano: Beautiful, leggy, confident and mysterious head of the Addams family. Believes strongly in family tradition. Calmly-spoken, with a dry comedic wit; feels her husband is hiding something from her and will use any tactic to lure the secret out; She is a strong mover (tango skills a plus!)
Wednesday Addams, Strong pop voice with belt to play 18: 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. Witty, with a terrifically dry sense of humor, Wednesday showcases compassion, a bit of stubbornness, and strong will. 
Pugsley Addams, Strong high vocals to play 12: A charming, funny, husky boy. The youngest of the Addams Family, Pugsley loves being tortured by his older sister. He is lost, and wants to ensure he won’t lose his sister to her new boyfriend, so he takes matters into his own hands.
Lucas Beinecke, Pop Tenor to play 19: 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 feels the youthful pain and drama of young love, and struggles with the differences between his ‘normal’ family and the Addams family.
Uncle Fester, Tenor: Serving as the narrator of the show, Uncle Fester is lovable, childish, hugely enthusiastic and totally incorrigible; a vaudevillian, needs strong comedy and tenor vocals.
Mal Beinecke, bari-tenor: The uptight and stuffy 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, soprano/high belt: Lucas’s mother and Mal’s wife. Seemingly mousy housewife who’s strongly devoted to her family so she puts aside her own desires; while at the Addams’ family dinner party, she drinks a potion that causes her to let her hair down and speak her truth. She is a strong comedic actress with a strong belt.
Grandma, Strong character vocals: A feisty 102 yr. old woman. Fun and 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, Bass: The taller the better; a man of very, very 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.
The Ancestors: The Addams ancestors of all shapes and sizes from various eras who serve as the chorus for the show and help bring the story to life. Seeking strong contemporary singer/dancers who have a fun, quirky sensibility to play different historical archetypes.
Valley Youth Theatre is a professional quality theatre where young people take center stage. There are no fees to audition and our performers do not pay to be in shows. There are no costume or script deposits, ticket quotas or ad sales. We ask for nothing but commitment, hard work and fun! Valley Youth Theatre’s mission is to inspire young people to be the best they can be through a variety of performing arts opportunities. Along with their mainstage performances, VYT offers Eight-week Fall, Winter and Spring performing arts classes, as well as Spring Break and Summer Camps. VYT’s ongoing community programs include Literacy and the Arts, Sponsor-a-Seat and The Nigel Ross Scholarship Fund as well as their annual fundraising event, the VYTal (Valley Youth Theatre Applauds Leadership) Affair, in August.
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