Twin City Players to host auditions for ‘The Addams Family: A New Musical’

ST. JOSEPH — The Twin City Players will host two sets of auditions for the musical “The Addams Family: A New Musical,” book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, based on characters created by Charles Addams.

The first audition will take place at 2 p.m. Dec. 29 and is exclusively for collegiate or actors those who cannot attend the open community auditions which are scheduled for 2 p.m. Jan. 20 and at 7 p.m. Jan. 21. Auditions will take place in The Studio at Twin City Players Cam-pus at 600 West Glenlord Road, St. Joseph. Those auditioning should arrive by the listed start times. Marty Golob and Wendy Golob will direct the production. Those who are not available for any of the scheduled audition dates, can contact Golob at (269) 861-9128 and leave a voice message. Organizers said “no texts.”

Auditions will consist of singing, dancing and reading scenes. Those auditioning should come prepared to sing a song of their choosing, not from the show, that displays their range and character. A playback device will be available for singalong tracks. No a cappella will be allowed. Major rehearsals will not begin until May 2019. Cast will meet monthly in February to April. Participating ancestor families will only be required to attend one to two rehearsals per week until tech week. Families of all ages are encouraged to audition and are needed for chorus. All children under ninth grade must have a parent in the chorus. For more information, people can contact the directors with questions at mwjjjg@gmail.com.

The Addams Family features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare said organizers. 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. 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 has never done before — keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will be different after the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. The Addams family will have to face up to the one horrible thing they have managed to avoid for generations: Change.

Show dates are June 7 to 30, 2019. The Addams Family is presented by special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide.

Formed in 1932, Twin City Players is one of the oldest, continuously operating community thea-ters in Michigan. TCP is a volunteer based nonprofit organization that strives to engage the community in quality theater that changes lives and to be recognized for organizational excellence producing quality performances in southwest Michigan.

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