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UPCOMING CIVIC THEATRE AUDITIONS 

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NEW POSTING (07-28-15): Auditions for THE ADDAMS FAMILY MUSICAL

Civic Theatre of Allentown is proud to announce auditions for the 2015-16 Season Opening Production of “The Addams Family” Musical. The show will be presented for 10 performances in Civic’s historic 19th Street Theatre on opening on Friday, October 9 and concluding on Sunday, October 25. The role of Gomez is cast.

Auditions: Tuesday, August 18 at 6:30 pm in the upstairs rehearsal studio at Civic’s 19th Street Theatre.

THE ADDAMS 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 weren’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.

Actors who wish to audition should do the following:

Prepare 16-32 bars of a song from “The Addams Family” or a similar musical theatre genre that shows your range and experience. An accompanist will be at the audition; actors are expected to provide sheet music.

Bring a head shot or picture in which your face is clearly visible.

Bring a list of your conflicts from audition date until the last night of the show. Rehearsals will begin shortly after auditions. Directed and choreographed  by Civic’s Artistic Director, William Sanders with musical direction by Steve Reisteter, “The Addams Family” will play Civic’s Nineteenth Street Theatre on Friday, October 9 and 10 at 7:30 pm; Thursday, October 15-Saturday, October 17 at 7:30 pm; Sunday, October 18 at 2 pm; Thursday, October 22 – Saturday, October 24 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, October 25 at 2 pm.

IF YOU CANNOT MAKE THE AUDITION DATE you may submit a video audition to info@civictheatre.com by August 15th. State you name, the piece you are singing and the role you are interested in. Please sing something from “The Addams Family” that the character you are auditioning for does in the show. If you are interested in the ensemble of Ancestors, you may sing anything that shows your range. There will be no other audition dates available.

ROLES:

  • Morticia Addams: Holds the balance of power in the family; often seems like the only emotionally mature member of the clan. Beautiful and aristocratic, the real head of the family and the critical and moving force behind it. Always sees the best in people; it somehow comes off as strength rather than naïveté. She enjoys being the center of all the sexual energy in the room. The most horrible thing in the world to her, truly unsettling, would be admitting that one day, inevitably, she’ll be (choke!) a grandmother. Must be a great dancer who is funny and sings well, alto/mezzo soprano.
  • Uncle Fester: The narrator of the piece, Fester is child-like, hugely enthusiastic and totally incorrigible. A vaudevillian, needs strong comedy and tenor voice.
  • Wednesday Addams:  Romantic lead, a sexy, young version of Morticia. Needs a great pop/rock style singing voice and a witty, DRY sense of humor.
  • Grandmama: Ancient. Good-natured, easily led. Very active for her age, she’s like the ladies you see in Fairway, of indeterminate age, but you don’t get in their way or they’ll run you over. Character singer with strong humor.
  • Pugsley Addams: Plump, adorable and FUNNY….a smaller version of Gomez. His singing voice needs to be big and unchanged.
  • Lurch:  A man of very, very few words, often spoken at half speed. Most of what he utters is long, plaintive groans, some tinged with irony or exasperation. Lurch sees everything, knows everything that goes on under the roof of The Addams Family manse. Must have a TRUE low bass voice.
  • Colonel Mal Beinecke:  Military man, a man who must be obeyed, with little patience for his wife and son. Wants to be bigger than Trump, and he’ll lie, cheat and steal for acre of swamp. Musical theater baritenor voice.
  • Alice Beinecke:  She truly loves her husband and loves that he takes charge; removing any responsibility from her for making decisions. However, since he has become more distant, she has taken to drink. She has refocused her love to her only son, Lucas. Must be very funny and sing well.
  • Lucas Beinecke: A writer, he has conflicts with his father’s closed-minded ways. Fell in love with Wednesday at first sight. A classic co-dependent, Lucas feels good when everybody’s happy. Needs to be a great pop/rock singer.
  • Ancestors:  The ancestors function as the chorus of the show. They are summoned from the dead by the Addams Family at the beginning of the show. Various  age levels. Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass

 

Imagine… Create… Explore…

See the amazing things your child can accomplish when you enroll him/her in Civic Theatre’s

Sensational, Sizzlin’ Summer Acting Session!

This summer give your child the ability to unlock his/her artistic potential! Civic Theatre’s Summer Acting Session is a fantastic opportunity to provide your child with the chance to grow in performance ability and enhance their confidence. But these aren’t the only benefits! Theatre education is a field that provides children with, not only the ability to engage in creative thinking, but also the critical-thinking skills useful in other disciplines (even math!). It will help your child learn how to better express what he/she is feeling and, of course, he/she will gain amazing collaborative-working skills from having to work with others!

Civic Theatre is providing children age 4 to 18 with the amazing opportunity to sign-up for ONE or BOTH of our summer sessions (for a whole summer full of fun)!

SAS Session 1: July 6 – 17
SAS Session 2: July 20 – July  31

To Enroll in Summer Acting Sessions:  Register Here!

 

Session Times:

Pre-K/Kindergarten: 9am to 11am

Grades 1-2: 9am to 12pm

Grades 3-8: 9am to 12pm HALF DAY

Grades 3-8: 9am to 3pm FULL DAY

Grades 9-12: 6pm to 9pm

GRADE/TIME 2 WEEKS 4 WEEKS
PreK/K
9am-11am
$225.00 $450.00
Grades 1-2
9 am-12 pm
$255.00 $500.00
Grades 3-8
9 am-12 pm
$255.00 $500.00
Grades 3-8
9 am-3 pm(full day)
$510.00 $900.00
Grades 9-12
6 pm-9 pm
$255.00 $500.00

 

SPECIALTY PACKAGE FOR GRADES 3-8

In addition to our engaging Drama and Movement program, students in grades 3-8 will have the option to participate in an additional specialty package of classes.  If this package is purchased-students will bring a lunch each day and have a supervised lunch break from 12-12:30pm.  From 12:30 pm until 3 pm students will enjoy and experience a variety of exciting topics taught by talented and qualified instructors.

SPECIALTY CLASSES CURRENTLY UNDER CONSIDERATION FOR GRADES 3-8 SAS

  Audition Prep                                                                                                  Technical Theatre

  Vocal Class (singing)                                                                                                        Improv

 Voice and Speech (not singing)                                                                           Text Analysis

Building a Character                                                                                        Costume Design

Acting a Song                                                                                                          Shakespeare

  Stage Combat                                                                                                             Monologue

    Stage Make-Up                                                                                                 Building a Puppet

  Focused Movement (Tap,                                                                              Props for Theatre

  Ballroom, Bollywood)                                                                                         Acting for Film

DEVISED THEATRE FOR GRADES 9-12

Session 2 will focus on Devised Theatre! Students will study this exciting and inspiring form of theatre through readings, exercises and discussions. Putting what they are learning into practice, the students will collaboratively create and produce an original piece of theatre!

 

FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION CALL THE BOX-OFFICE at 610-432-8943.

CLASS SIZE WILL BE LIMITED.

EACH SESSION WILL END WITH A BRIEF SHOWCASE PRESENTATION FOR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS.