FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 19, 2015
Contact: Lisa Joyce, 503-485-4300 ext. 20, email@example.com
What: Open auditions for The Addams Family Musical, a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, directed by Wendy Boyack.
When: 1 p.m., Saturday, July 11; doors will open at 12:30 p.m.
Where: Pentacle Theatre Lobby, 324 52nd Avenue NW, Salem, Oregon
Casting: 8-10 women, 8-9 men, 1 8-14 year old boy.
Auditions: We are asking those who audition to prepare 32 bars of a song (not from the show) and be prepared to dance. There will be an accompanist and a CD player at the audition. Please have music for them or a CD. No acapella auditions, please.
Those auditioning should bring a list of scheduling conflicts for July 19-October 24 and an audition form, posted at pentacletheatre.org/auditions.
Callbacks: 3 p.m., Sunday, July 12 (if needed), Pentacle Downtown Rehearsal Space, 145 Liberty Street NE, Salem, Oregon
Callbacks will consist of a cold reading, a selection of a song from the character(s) for which you may be considered, and more dance (possibly even later in the day of auditions depending on the number of people coming to audition).
Read-through: 6 p.m. Sunday, July 19 at (Location TBA)
Rehearsals: Generally Monday through Thursday, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.at the theater’s downtown rehearsal studio. Weekend commitments starting in mid-September.
Show dates: Friday, October 2, through Saturday, October 24.
Questions: Contact the director, Wendy Boyack, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-949-5510.
Actors may read a copy of the script at the Pentacle Theatre Business Office, 145 Liberty Street NE, Salem. Call 503-485-4300 ext. 22 to make arrangements.
About The Addams Family Musical, a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice: That lovable family of creepy kooks is alive, well and living in their super-spooky mansion in Central Park. The Addams family, led by the elegantly gaunt and seemingly undead Morticia and her ever-devoted husband Gomez, is in turmoil. Their daughter Wednesday, now 18, finds herself falling in love—a sensation that is unsettling for both her and her family of endearing misfits. When the teen invites her new boyfriend, Lucas Beineke, over with his “normal” family to get better acquainted with the Addams household, comic chaos (including everything from the undead to mixed-up potions to a scorching tango) ensues.