Our Spring 2016 Production was “The Addams Family” – A New Musical
Book by Marshall Brick and Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams
Presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide
Director: CherylAnn Welch
Choreographer: Monica Whitlock
The Addams Family Musical is a comedy featuring an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Morticia and Gomez Addams want to continue living amongst death, pain and suffering, the way they always have. But then there is a change in plans. 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. 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. Everything will change on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.
|Principal Male Roles:|
|Gomez Addams||David Letendre||40-50||Tenor – B flat to G sharp||A man of Spanish descent who takes great pride in his family and revels in all it means to be an “Addams.” He struggles with having to keep his daughter’s secret from his wife, whom he adores more than death. Smart, comedic actor with tenor vocals.|
|Uncle Fester (Addams)||Ethan Mallove||40-60||Tenor – C sharp to C sharp||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.|
|Lucas Beineke||Karl Kopczynski||20-24||Tenor – C sharp to C sharp||Attractive, in-shape young man. 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.|
|Pugsley Addams||Henry Patton||10-12||Tenor – A sharp to F sharp||A charming, funny, husky boy who loves being tortured by his sister. He wants to ensure he won’t lose his sister to her new boyfriend, so he takes matters into his own hands. Strong, high vocals. Voice not yet changed.|
|Mal Beineke||Roland “Boot” Boutwell||40-55||Tenor – C sharp to A sharp||Stuffy father of 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. Male actor with high baritone/tenor vocals.|
|Lurch||Ira Kantor||30-60||Bass – E flat to E sharp||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.|
|Principal Female Roles:|
|Morticia Addams||Kimber Lynn Drake||40-50||Alto – G sharp to B flat||In-shape, attractive, leggy, the strength of the family. An easy comedic actress with a sexy, dry wit. 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.|
|Wednesday Addams||Jessica Foley||18-21||Soprano – A sharp to E sharp||Wednesday is an attractive, in-shape 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 belt vocals.|
|Alice Beineke||Margaret Ronna||40-55||Soprano – A flat to G sharp||Mother of Lucas, devoted to her family so she puts aside her own desires. In-shape, 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 belt vocals.|
|Grandma||Regina Harris||102||Belt – G sharp to F sharp||She is a feisty 102 year-old-woman. Fun and quirky, but don’t mess with Grandma. Comedic actress with strong character vocals.|
|Chorus: 5 women, 5 men||Kayla Grazen, Elizabeth Micci, Elise Ratchford, Julie Reilly, Pooja Usgaonkar||The chorus members are singer and dancers who have a fun, energetic and quirky sensibility. The Ancestor (ghost) characters are: Bride, Flapper, Stewardess, Indian Girl, Saloon Girl, Conquistador, Caveman, Gangster, Pilgrim, and Soldier.|
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Five performances will be held at:
Belmont Town Hall (handicapped accessible) Directions to Belmont Town Hall
455 Concord Avenue
|Friday||April 15, 2016||8pm|
|Sunday||April 24||3pm matinee|
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Reservations & Tickets:
- Each current BDC Member (whose dues are paid for the 2015/2016 Season) is entitled to TWO free tickets per production.
- $20 per person for General Admission.
There are 3 ways to make a reservation:
- NEW! Use our online ticket order form on Brown Paper Tickets: http://AddamsFamilyBDC.BrownPaperTickets.com
If you are a current BDC Member, you can reserve your free ticket to the show.
You can also order General Admission tickets using your credit card. A small service fee will be added to each ticket purchase.
- By mail: Go to the “Mail-in Ticket Order Form,” fill it out, print it, make your check payable to Belmont Dramatic Club, and mail the form and your check to L.P. Macdonald, 63 Alexander Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478.
- By email: Send your order information to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, then mail your check to us at the address above or pay at the door with cash or check.
General admission tickets will also be sold at the door starting one hour prior to each performance.
Our Box Office in the lobby of the Town Hall can accept cash or checks, but cannot accept credit cards.
Be there early for the best seats!
For general inquiries, please call (617) 489-2529 or email email@example.com.