The Addams Family


“… The unknown may be frightening, the darkness overwhelming, but if we don’t run from it, we may see our mysterious, miraculous lives finally illuminated.  If we move toward the darkness, we might find love and acceptance.”


March 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 at 7:30pm
March 15 & 22 at 2:00 pm
Cohasset Town Hall Theater

Book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams

THE ADDAMS FAMILY, A NEW MUSICAL COMEDY features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare.

adams_cohcastWednesday 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.

The Addams Family, A New Musical Comedy is presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide.


Gomez Addams: Steve Dooner
Morticia Addams: Cat Umano
Wednesday Addams: Madison Pratt
Pugsley Addams: Wyatt LePenske
Uncle Fester: Chris DiOrio
Grandma: Bonnie Gardner
Lurch: Doug MacAskill
Conquistador: Mark Alves
Caveman: Teddy Ragge
Indian: Caitlin Conrad
Soldier: Michael Middleton
Flapper: Halle Pratt
Gambler: Dan Kirichok
Puritan: Anne Thornton
Bride: Catherine Bennis
Flight Attendant: Denise Feeney
Courtesan: Sarah Dewey
Mal Beineke: Brendan Smith
Alice Beineke: Barbara Baumgarten
Lucas Beineke: Eric Daniels

Production Team

Director:  Lisa Pratt
Music Director:  Mark Bono
Choreographer:  Tara McSweeney Morrison
Stage Manager:  Susan Pecinovsky

About this play

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Auditions: Tuesday & Wednesday, Dec. 9th & 10th
Callbacks: Thursday Dec. 11th
7pm  Cohasset Town Hall Theater

Audition Parameters

  • Prepare 16-24 bars of one song that best showcases your vocal ability.  It can be from the show.
  • If it is not from the show, it should be a contemporary musical theater piece, in the genre of the show.
  • Please bring sheet music if your song is not from the show.
  • No acapella auditions will be allowed.
  •  Familiarization with the music and score a plus as you may by asked to sing something from the score at callbacks.
  • Readings will be held at callbacks.
  • Questions?  Email Us!

Cast Breakdown

Gomez Addams: A man of Spanish descent who takes great pride in his family and revels in all it means to be an “Addams.”  He struggles ith having to keep his daughter’s secret from his wife, whom he adores more than death.  Smart, comedic actor with tenor vocals.

Morticia Addams: Gomez’s wife, the strength of the family.  An easy comedic actress with a dry wit.  Comfortable in her own skin.  Feels her husband is hiding something from her and will use any tactic to lure the secret out.  A strong dancer/mover with alto/mezzo soprano vocals.

Uncle Fester: The androgynous family member who serves as the musical’s narrator.  He is larger than life, an energetic, joyous, child-like presence.  A vaudeville-style comedian with tenor vocals.

Wednesday Addams: Wednesday (stage age ~ 18) is an attractive 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.  Experiences the youthful drama that comes with first love.  Lucas can actually put a smile on her face.  Strong pop vocals.

Grandma: She is a feisty 102 year old woman.  Fun and quirky, but don’t mess with Grandma.  Comedic actress with strong character vocals.

Pugsley Addams.  Young male actor who plays 12 years old.  A charming, funny boy (ideally a little husky) who loves being tortured by his sister.  He wants to e nroe he won’t lose his sister to her new boyfriend so he takes matters into his own hands.  High vocal range, ideally a voice that has not yet changed.

Lurch:  A very tall male character, the Addams’ butler who knows all.  He speaks in moans and groans without becoming a cartoon version of himself.  His movement is always very slow. Character actor with low bass vocals to Eb.

Mal Beineke: Male actor.  Stuffy father of 19 year old Lucas and exasperated husband to his rhyming wife, Alice.  At one time was a follower of The Grateful Dead but has lost that side of himself.  Always looking out for his family.  High baritone / tenor vocals.

Alice Beineke: Mother of 19 year old Lucas, devoted to her family so sue puts aside her own desires.  Quirky female who often speaks in rhyme.  While at the Addams Family dinner party, she drinks a potion that causes her to let her hair down and speak her truth.  Comedic actress with soprano vocals.

Lucas Beineke: Male actor can believably play 19.  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.  Contemporary pop tenor vocals.

The Addams Ancestors: Male and female ensemble singer/dancers who are smart performers, have dance ability and can sign, as well as have a fun, quirky sensibility.  Knowledge of tango a plus.