The CM Teens Educational Program is open to teenagers ages 13-19 years old. Our dedicated staff educates students in multiple aspects of the theatre world resulting in a full-scale production.
Throughout the years, our CM Teens have put on such shows as The Wedding Singer, All Shook Up, Les Miserables, High School Musical, Pippin, The Little Mermaid and many more fantastic productions.
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All roles are open to ages from 13-19 years old, and everyone will be cast! Performers of all races and ethnicities, identities and abilities are encouraged to audition.
AUDITIONS: Monday 8/14 at 5:00PM
CALLBACKS: Wednesday 8/16 at 5:00PM
Teens can prepare a 16-32 bar cut of a musical theatre song in a similar style. An accompanist will NOT be provided, so be prepared to sing with a karaoke track of your choice (preferred) or acappella. Please be prepared to dance at callbacks.
We are also accepting video submissions for this production. Video auditions should be sent to [email protected] with a resume by Monday 8/14 by 12PM.
Please present all rehearsal conflicts to auditions. We are not accepting any performance conflicts.
Rehearsals will typically be held on Monday and Wednesday from 5-7:30PM, and Sunday from 10AM-1PM. Additional Friday rehearsals from 5-7:30PM may be added as needed and based on cast availability.
Thursday, October 26th 7:30PM
Friday, October 27th at 7:30PM
Sunday, October 29th at 7:30PM
$550 production fee for this production, which includes a $100 non-refundable registration fee.
GOMEZ ADDAMS – The father of the Addams family. Gomez takes great pride in his family and revels in all it means to be an “Addams.” He struggles with having to keep his daughter’s secret from his wife, whom he adores more than death. He is pulled in different directions in order to appease them both. Smart, comedic actor with tenor vocals. Husband to Morticia, if indeed they are married at all… a crafty schemer, but also a jolly man in his own way… though sometimes misguided… sentimental and often puckish – optimistic, he has full enthusiasm for his dreadful plots… is sometimes seen in a rather formal dressing gown. Must have great comedic timing and a strong baritone singing voice. Must be a comfortable mover/dancer.
MORTICIA ADDAMS – Morticia is the real ‘head’ of the Addams family, the matriarch. She is concerned her husband is hiding something, and will use all her wiles and tactics to lure his secret out. An easy comedic actress with a sexy, dry wit. She is glamorous; witty… and given to low-keyed rhapsodies about her garden of deadly nightshade, henbane, and dwarf’s hair. Although it may seem that Gomez has the most say in family dealings, Morticia’s influence over him proves that she’s really the one in charge. Elegant and gorgeous, Morticia sees only the good in everyone, and comes off as wiser for doing so. Her cool head and dry sense of humor help temper the flames of lust in Gomez, and bring tangibility to her fear of growing old. Alto / mezzo soprano vocals. Must be a strong dancer, have natural comedic timing, and sing well.
WEDNESDAY ADDAMS – The goth teenage daughter of Gomez and Morticia, Wednesday leads with a dark cloud exterior, but deep down she has her father’s heart and her mother’s dry wit and sensibility. Wednesday finds love with a “normal” boy (Lucas) and wants to introduce his family to hers. She is stuck between sticking with the traditions of the Addams family and moving forward with her relationship. Experiences the youthful drama that comes with first love – and will do just about anything to get her way! Her dry sense of humor is reminiscent of her mother, but sometimes gives way into the manic episodes that show her humanity. Strong soprano/mezzo-soprano, with pop belt vocals. A good sense for sarcasm.
UNCLE FESTER ADDAMS – The narrator of the show, Uncle Fester serves as the musical’s narrator. He is larger than life, an energetic, joyous, child-like presence. A vaudeville style comedian with tenor vocals. Uncle Fester is incorrigible and except for the good nature of the family and the ignorance of the police, would ordinarily be under lock and key… the eyes are pig-like and deeply embedded… he likes to fish, but usually employs dynamite… he keeps falcons on the roof which he uses for hunting… his one costume, summer and winter is a black great coat with an enormous collar… a total character. Vocal Range; C3 – G4 full voice tenor, and up to C5 in head voice. Must have a great sense of vaudevillian humor and comic timing, plus a strong tenor/baritone singing voice. Ukulele skills are a plus!
GRANDMAMA – Grandmama Addams is a kooky elder, a feisty 102-year-old woman. Fun and quirky, but don’t mess with Grandma. This disrespectful old hag is the mother of Gomez… she willingly helps with the dishes, cheats at solitaire and is roughly dishonest… foolishly good-natured… fumbling, weak character… is easily fooled. Grandma acts as the wise, if sometimes wacky, sage of the family. She helps Pugsley through his problems, and has a crass sense of humor. This is a great role for a comedic actress with strong character acting and charactery vocals.
PUGSLEY ADDAMS – Wednesday’s little brother, Pugsley is a danger-seeking, charming, funny, boy – who loves being tortured by his sister. Wednesday’s relationship with Lucas has left Pugsley with separation anxiety. He wants to ensure he won’t lose Wednesday to her new boyfriend so he takes matters into his own hands. An energetic monster of a boy… and a dedicated troublemaker. Strong, high vocals.
LUCAS BEINEKE – A hopeful romantic and the son of Mal and Alice Beineke, Lucas is the ‘average’ young man who has fallen in love with Wednesday Addams and plans to marry her. The epitome of the love- torn teenager, Lucas experiences the youthful pain and drama of young love and struggles with the differences between his family and the Addams family. He writes poetry and appears to be a traditionalist, but he harbors an unexpected crazy and dark side, and appreciates the macabre… which is why he gets along so well with the Addamses. Must be a great pop/rock singer. Tenor/Baritone. Musical theatre tenor with some of his upper range in head voice.
ALICE BEINEKE – Mother of Lucas, devoted to her family so she puts aside her own desires. A typical suburban mom with typical suburban mom problems. Because of a cold relationship with her husband Mal, she has refocused her love on Lucas. She is prone to speaking in rhyme when upset. While at the Addams Family dinner party, she drinks a potion that causes her to let her hair down and speak her truth. Soprano. Comedic actress with soprano/belt vocals.
MAL BEINEKE – Mal is Lucas’ stuffy father and an exasperated husband to his rhyming wife, Alice. A typical conservative suburban father that’s cynical of life and especially the Addams family. Always looking out for his family. Has difficulty accepting his reality and pretends to be better than others. At one time he was a follower of The Grateful Dead but has lost that side of himself. High baritone / tenor vocals.
LURCH – Lurch is the Addams family butler, who knows all the family secrets. A man of very few words, Lurch mostly responds in drawn out moans, groans and grunts — without becoming a cartoon version of himself. His movement is always very slow. Must be a bass with a good singing voice and a small comic bit at the end. Must have great non-verbal story-telling abilities. Think: facial expressions and sound.
ANCESTORS – The ensemble of ancestors has a very important role in The Addams Family. As descendants of the Addams lineage from various eras and locales, the Addams ancestors act as a backup chorus for multiple scenes and numbers. Ancestor members will cover various vocal parts and are frequent dancers/movers. They will be featured throughout in both scenes and songs as plot influencers and storytellers.
Frequently Asked Questions
A limited number of work-study partial scholarships are available for the CM Teens program. Work-study jobs are assigned by the Executive Director as available and may include office work, spotlight operation, or other theatrical areas.
Those interested in Work-Study should contact [email protected].
Auditions will be held on the first day of classes. If students choose not to accept their role after casting, the tuition fee can be refunded before the first rehearsal begins.