Description:

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.

Director: Annelise Solis
Musical Director: Valerie Lietz
Choreographer: Jeremiah Jordon
Stage Manager: TBD

Dates / Times:

  • Thursday, Mar 16th @ 7:00pm
  • Friday, Mar 17th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Mar 18th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Mar 18th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Mar 19th @ 3:00pm
Tickets go on sale Wednesday February 1, 2023 at 12:00am

Ticket Prices:


The Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre:

290 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels, TX 78130


Show Notes:

Mandatory Show Parent Meetings:
Regardless of your previous involvement in CYT, anyone interested in auditioning for James and the Giant Peach Jr. or The Addams Family MUST be present for one of the below meetings:
Saturday, Dec. 3rd at 2pm @ CYT Studio
Saturday, Dec. 3rd at 4pm @ CYT Studio
Saturday, Dec. 3rd at 6pm @ CYT Studio


Please sign up for the parent meeting you will attend *CLICK HERE*

You only need to come to one of these meetings and coming to a meeting doesn't commit you to participating. This is just to make sure that everyone has the necessary information about the process, expectations, and more. If you cannot make one of these meetings but still want to participate, please email our Area Coordinator, Naomi Tulp, at shows@cytsanantonio.org.
If you do not have a family representative present for one of these meetings and you don't connect with our Show Coordinator to get the information, your child will not be able to audition for the show.

Auditions:
Students enrolled for the Winter Session of classes are eligible to sign up for an audition slot through the Signup Genius link.  Auditions for both James and the Giant Peach Jr. and The Addams Family will be on Saturday, December 10th from 10am-4pm where students will bring their prepared material (see below) to present for the artistic teams of both productions. Please arrive 10 minutes before your audition slot to make sure your paperwork is complete.

Students will need to prepare:
A one minute cut of a song (this song should NOT be from James and the Giant Peach Jr. or The Addams Family. We suggest something Disney if this is your first time auditioning. Your track needs to be a karaoke track with no words)
A one minute or less monologue (the monologues from James and the Giant Peach Jr. and The Addams Family that you can use are now listed on the Shows page OR you can select your own monologue if you would like) **Addams Family Monologues**

REQUIRED BY AUDITIONS:
1. Registered for a Winter 2023 Class
2. Audition Sign-Up through Sign Up Genius *Click Here*
3. Complete Winter 2023 Audition Form *Click Here* (Must be completed no later than the day before auditions. The Karaoke track for your song must be uploaded at time of completion.) 
4. Complete Winter 2023 Production Form *Click Here*

If you cannot make auditions in person, video auditions are accepted! Record a video of your one minute song and monologue and upload the video on your Video Audition Form. Please email Naomi Tulp at shows@cytsanantonio.org if you have any questions. We want to see you audition for the show so if you have existing school or family commitments, please get information on how to submit a video audition. Video auditions do NOT exclude you from receiving a callback or participating in the show.

Friday, December 16th from 5-9pm and Saturday, December 17th from 10am-4pm will be reserved for dance call & callbacks for both productions. Students will be notified by Wednesday, December 14th as to what time they may need to be present on December 16th and 17th.

Rehearsals:
Rehearsals will begin Friday, January 6th.
The rehearsal schedule is posted below.

Please note that the following days/times will be used in this show process: Friday from 5:30-8:30pm, and Saturday from 10am-4pm. We will utilize a few select Tuesdays from 5:30-8:30pm for blocking. 

Production Fees and Ticketing:
Production Fees are $225 per student.

Block Ticketing means that families are responsible for selling 10 tickets at a discounted rate of $17 (for The Addams Family) or $16 (for James and the Giant Peach Jr.) a piece to family and friends. This is done by using a personal box office link that can be shared. If families do not sell their 10 tickets by the time the show closes, the remaining dollar amount will be charged to the Family Account. More information will be coming with details!
 


Characters:

Gomez Addams

A suave, yet comical man who takes great pride in his family and revels in all it means to be an Addams. He struggles keeping his daughter’s secret from his wife, whom he adores more than death. Husband to Morticia.

Morticia Addams

Attractive, strong willed woman – the strength of the family. An easy comedic actress with a dry wit. Feels her husband is hiding something from her and will use any tactic to lure the secret out. She is the real head of the family and fears her daughter and her aren’t as close as they used to be.

Uncle Fester

That one awkward family member who serves as the musical’s narrator. He’s larger than life, an energetic, joyous, child-like presence. 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.

Grandma

She’s one feisty old woman. Fun and quirky, but don’t mess with her. Grandma often schemes with Pugsley and offers advice when needed. She’s more of an oddball than a typical, comforting grandmother figure.

Wednesday Addams

Wednesday is a 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. She experiences the lovesick drama that comes with first love and when two very different families meet. She longs for the approval of her parents but isn't afraid to show her rebellious side.

Pugsley Addams

A funny and sometimes annoying young 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.

Lurch

Most Likely a Zombie Butler-The Addams butler who knows all, but says less. He speaks in moans and groans.

Mal Beineke

Stuffy father of Lucas and exasperated husband to his rhyming Stepford wife, Alice. At one time was a follower of a grungy, dark band, but has lost that side of himself and has become a stereotypical businessman. Always looking out for his family’s future and how they might look to his colleagues and the rest of the world.

Alice Beineke

Mother of Lucas, devoted to her family so she puts aside her own desires. Alice is a quirky female who often speaks in rhymes and falls prey to the latest fads or quick fixes to her family or personal life. While at the Addams family dinner party, she drinks a potion that causes her to let her hair down and speak the truth rather than always appearing as “perfect”

Lucas Beineke

Fell in love 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. Lucas is a ‘normal guy’ who's a little dorky. Wednesday absolutely intrigues him.

The Addams Ancestors Ensemble

Ancestors of the Addams family now live on ‘the other side’, but are summoned once a year to come celebrate with the family. They help tell the story, offer advice and interact with the characters throughout the play.