Shelley Norton Productions present The Addams Family – Auditions

Shelley Norton Productions are looking for a cast aged 7 to 18 for a production of The Addams Family to be performed at The Paget Rooms, Penarth, show week 20 – 23rd June 2018.

Please see full details below:

Rehearsing at The Talent Shack, Unit 17, Freemans Parc, Penarth Road, CF11 8EQ
Mainly Saturday afternoons 2.30-5.30pm but check all dates below.

We will be working on the half term Saturdays. We will continue to rehearse during Easter holidays but may be just the leads or specific scenes as we understand people will have holidays booked.

ALL DATES for full cast rehearsals:
February 17th Auditions
24th Read/sing through
March 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
31st Easter Saturday TBC
April 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
May 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
June 2nd, 9th, 16th, 17th Costume Sunday and run through
20th Tech run at Paget Rooms
21st Dress run at Paget Rooms
June 22nd Opening night
June 23rd Shows at 2pm and 7pm

Please keep all these dates free wherever possible and make sure your child is available for show week. Any date clashes you have please discuss with Shelley.

Cast List

Below is a description of the lead roles but there is also a large chorus / ensemble of Ancestors who just have a brief mention at the bottom of this list. However, anyone who’s seen our shows, will know the show is made by its ensemble. So please don’t get hung up on a particular part, everyone who takes part in the production will have a great time, learn loads and have lots to do!

Wednesday Addams
Female
Lead
Soprano, mezzo soprano

Gomez Addams
Male
Lead
Baritone, Bass

Morticia Addams
Female
Lead
Mezzo-soprano, Alto

Alice Beineke
Female
Supporting
Soprano

Fester Addams
Male
Supporting
Tenor, baritone

Pugsley Addams
Male
Supporting
Tenor

Mal Beineke
Male
Supporting
Tenor

Lucas Beineke
Male
Supporting
Tenor, baritone

Grandma Addams
Female
Featured
Soprano

Lurch
Male
Featured
Bass

Ancestors
Either gender
Ensemble
Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass

 

Please watch clips of the musical on YouTube to become familiar with the show.

And don’t forget, everyone that auditions and is willing to commit to the show will be accepted into the cast. We are open to new members joining us and all abilities are welcome. Throughout the rehearsals the cast will need help and encouragement from their families to learn lines and choreography. Support from home can really make a difference to a child’s performance.

The Cost
The rehearsals take place over 17 weeks and fees work out at £5.40 an hour for the rehearsal period. Fees are due at the start of rehearsals but can be paid in 2 instalments. Total due is £275 and includes a show t-shirt and auditioning fee. We also ask for £50 to go towards show week costs. Please can the £50 be paid in cash in a marked envelope for attention of Rachael.
We offer a 20% sibling discount and reduced fees for those who attend Musical Theatre School (11-2pm) as well as Shelley Norton Productions.
You can pay via the website before the start of term or in
cash at the Shack once term is underway.

The Audition
We will hold a group audition for everyone on the afternoon of February 17th. Nothing needs to be prepared for the group audition. They will be taught a song and dance routine. Those wishing to be considered for lead roles will be asked to stay on after the group work to sing solo in small groups.
Those who wish to be considered for lead roles pleas prepare a verse and chorus from a song in the style of the character you are auditioning for.
For those who don’t mind who they play please just prepare a song from a Musical that shows off your ability and character.
We will be holding auditions at the Talent Shack Feb 17/18. If you can’t make those dates we will let you know how to send us an audition tape.

How to Apply
Please download the audition pack and return the application page to us by email or in person to The Talent Shack. To download please CLICK HERE 

Please return this information to shelley@shelleynorton.co.uk and we will be in touch to confirm details for the audition.

Everyone who auditions will be invited to be in the show, all you need is enthusiasm! We are auditioning so we can cast the right performer in the right role according to age and ability.

Keep in Touch
The Talent Shack
Unit 17, Freemans Parc, Penarth Road, CF11 8EQ
029 2023 3622

shelley@shelleynorton.co.uk
07886 020923

www.shelleynorton.co.uk

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