Auditions-Casting

Actors
Auditions dates for plays and the casting information is posted on this page.   Learn all you can about the play so you are familiar with it when you come to auditions.  Fill out an audition form making sure to list all your conflicts (days you cannot be at rehearsal).   Generally the director will hold open auditions ( that means that everyone in the community is welcome to audition).  Some directors audition privately by appointment which allows them to work with a very small group at a time instead of a large group.  Auditions ususally are held Monday and Tuesday evenings.  If there is a large group of people auditioning the director will schedule a “call back”.  This is a smaller group of people that the director hasn’t decided on, but wants to take another look at before casting the show.  Generally the cast list is posted on a Friday of the auditions week and rehearsals start promptly the following Monday.  MHT provides the costumes for the performers if we are doing a show with specialized costumes.  We ask the performers to provide their own clothes as costumes if the show is set in present day.  Actors have to provide their own shoes -generally black or brown dress shoes for the males and character shoes or dark shoes for females.

It is helpful for auditionees to check out a perusal script 1-2 weeks ahead of time to become familiar with the play. At the auditions the director will assign parts at random and have auditionees stand onstage and read these scenes looking for a sense of character, expression, diction, vocal projection and general acting ability. They might also be asked to participate in some simple theatre games or improvisations. 

If you are auditioning for a musical you should check to see if there are specific songs you will need to sing from the show to audition (this does not apply to the Family Series). If you are unable to attend the scheduled audition date please contact the theatre to see if there is an alternate audition time when other auditionees will be present. Alternate audition times are not guaranteed. We make a concerted effort not to have “private” auditions for roles outside of the audition dates.

Perusal scripts for all shows may be checked out for three days with a $10 Family Series script refundable deposit and a $10 -$25 Adult script refundable deposit. Casting for roles are based on a variety of factors in addition to sense of character, expression, diction, vocal projection and general acting abilitiy. Casting can be also determined by the heights and ages of performers when compared with others who have auditioned. MHT believes strongly in color blind casting and seeks to cast new people as often as possible. All roles are available at auditions. Preference is also given to actors who will accept any role! Should an actor be unable to perform every effort will be made to recast the role from those actors already cast in the show.

 

 

 

Audition Dates/Times: 
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 6:00pm
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 6:00pm

Auditions will be by appointment starting at 6 pm each evening (Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday). Contact the box office to set up an appointment time.   

Characters
Gomez Addams- Husband of Morticia and father of Wednesday and Pugsley.  Loves to sword fight and tango and promises to always be truthful with his wife and daughter which puts him in a real bind.  Vocal range is a low bflat to a high g. Able to play ages 40's-50's
Morticia Addams- Wife and Mother.  She is very reserved and can't stand "normal" people.  Vocal range is a low g to a high bflat. Able to play ages 40's-50's.
Wednesday Addams- Daughter.  She has fallen in love with a normal boy and struggles with her darker side and a lighter side.  Able to play ages 18-20. Vocal range low a to an e.
Pugsley Addams - Son feels lost becasue his sister doesn't literally torture him anymore.  Vocal range low a to and f. Able to play 12-14 years old.
Fester Addams- Gomez's brother.  He narrates the story the in the show and has several songs.  Is in love with the moon.  Vocal range low c to high c.
Lurch- Butler of the Addams Family.  Very tall and grunts most of the show.  Able to play Ages mid 20's-mid 50's. Vocal range low c to a high c.
Grandma- Crazy grandmother who is very quirky.  Able to play 70's and up.  Vocal range g to an f.
Mal Beinke- Father of Lucas and husband of Alice.  He is a stiff and grumpy man who has lost the joy of life.  Age similar to Gomez.  Vocal range low c to high g.
Alice Beinke- Mother of Lucas rhymes everything with an overly sunny disposition that changes during the show.  Age similar to Morticia. Vocal range low a to a g.
Lucas Beinke- In love with Wednesday and is willing to do anything to win her hand in marriage.  Age similar to Wednesday.  Vocal range low c to high c.
Addams Family Ancestors- Chorus of 5-7 men and 5-7 women who appear in many scenes during the show and play several characters. 

Auditionees must sing one of the selections availalbe for check out at the box office and will read a scene.  We will have a dance part of the audition led by choreographer Emi Chapman Hensel.
The show will be directed by Michael Cochran and Musical Directed by Lisa Holm.

Appropriate For: 
All Audiences
Audition Dates/Times: 
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 6:30pm

Cast- 1 Male, 4 Women.  When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your wekly bridge night out with the "girls" what do you do when one of your foursome incoveniently dies?  If your Connie, Leona and Millie, three southern ladies from Birmingham, you "borrow" the ashes from the funeral home for one last card game, and the wildest, most exciting night of your lives involves a police raid, a stripper and a whole new way of looking at all the fun you can have when your truly living.

Characters
Rachel Ann - 20's young woman who seems to have issues with life and men until bridge night opens her eyes.
Connie Harland- 50's-60's mother of Rachel, who finds on this fateful bridge night that life doesn't end after 50.
Leona- One of Connie's closest friends and a member of the brtidge club for over 30 years.  A woman who's a beautician by profession and a rather caustic lush by preference.
Millie- Another of Connie's friends and a long-standing member of the bridge club.  This woman moves to her own speical drummer, even though she's the only one who can hear him.
Policeman/Bobby- 20's a young man of many talents, and they all come to "bare" on the ladie' bridge night.
Butter-Butt- the cat. 

Show is directed by Kathy Pingel who directed Farce of Nature last season for MHT.

 

 

Appropriate For: 
All Audiences
Audition Dates/Times: 
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 5:30pm
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 5:30pm
Appropriate For: 
All Audiences