Aloha Theatre hosting auditions for ‘The Addams Family’

Aloha Theatre is hosting auditions for the upcoming production of the Broadway musical “The Addams Family.”

All roles are available, and auditions will be hosted at 6 p.m. Aug. 6-7 at the theatre, with a possible invitational callback audition at 6 p.m. Aug. 8.

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Aloha Theatre continues its tradition of top-rated seasonal shows with this musical version of “The Addams Family” by Andrew Lippa, Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice.

Characters in the show include the familiar Charles Addams classics: Morticia, Gomez, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and Lurch, as well as new outsiders Mal, Alice and Lucas Beineke. In addition to named characters, an ensemble of at least 10 singers/dancers/actors also is required, as The Ancestors, who are vital to the plot and appear in nearly every scene.

Scores and scripts are available for perusal at the theatre office. Call or email the office in advance.

Each person auditioning must prepare 16 bars, or about one minute, of a song. Sheet music will be available for songs from the show and an accompanist will be provided.

If a song from another source is chosen, the candidate must provide the accompanist with sheet music in the proper key. No a cappella or karaoke-style auditions will be permitted.

Those who want to audition also should prepare a one-minute humorous monologue (memorization preferred) and anticipate learning a short movement routine in a group.

Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required, no slippers. Those auditioning will be seen in small groups, in order of arrival. Attendance at one of the audition nights is sufficient; attending both is not necessary.

Aloha Theatre’s production of “The Addams Family” is directed by Jerry Tracy, with musical direction by Bernaldo Evangelista, vocal direction by Marinella Savarese and choreography by Rexanne Ring.

Rehearsals begin Aug. 13 and will generally be conducted Monday through Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons.

The show runs for three weekends, Oct. 12-28, with performances on Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons.

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In addition to performers, support staff also is needed, including stage hands, hair, makeup, wardrobe helpers, seamstresses, builders, painters, concession workers and ushers.

Those interested in any of these volunteer positions are encouraged to attend auditions to fill out a registration form or to email tiffanyk@alohatheatre.com or call 322-9924.