WILMINGTON – The Thalian Association Community Theatre will hold auditions for the new macabre musical comedy The Addams Family. Auditions will be held Monday, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd St., Wilmington. Those auditioning are asked to prepare a traditional Broadway song to sing a cappella and to be prepared to dance (no sandals or flip flops).
The production, directed by Mike Thompson and choreographed by Laura Primavera with music direction by Amanda Hunter, runs Sept. 24-27 and Oct. 1-4 at Thalian Hall.
Available roles include: Gomez Addams, Uncle Fester, Lurch, Lucas Beineke, Alice Beineke, Mal Beineke, Morticia Addams, Wednesday Addams, Grandma Addams, The Addams Ancestors (visit thalian.org for more information)
Theater officials said the synopsis of the story shows the lovable family of creepy kooks is alive and 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 an amorous giant squid to mixed-up potions to a scorching tango) ensues.
Established in 1788, Thalian Association Community Theatre is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to enhancing the Cape Fear region through live community theatre and arts education. Thalian Association Community Theatre produces five major productions annually on the Main Stage at historic Thalian Hall, a summer season at the Red Barn Studio and professionally manages the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center for the City of Wilmington. The youth theatre program offers training and performance opportunities for children age seven through high school seniors. In 2007, Thalian Association Community Theatre was designated North Carolina’s Official Community Theater by the state legislature. For more information call 910-251-1788, email [email protected] or visit www.thalian.org.