Audition Notices

Monday and Tuesday April 24th and 25th

Audition Notice for Chanticleers’ production of Elvis Has Left the Building by Duke Ernsberger and Virginia Cate.
Directed by Jacob Russell-Snyder.

Monday and Tuesday April 24th and 25th, 2017 at 7:30 at Chanticleers Theatre, 3683 Quail Avenue, Castro Valley.

Callbacks if necessary Thursday April 27th by invitation. No appointments, non AEA, no pay.

2 women, 3 men. Performances June 30 – July 23 2017.

THE COLONEL: Elvis’s Manager. A big man with charm and cunning, Age: 50-65

TRUDY: the Colonel’s capable German Secretary. Austrian/German accent; Age: 40-55

ROSCOE: a nerdish office worker. Good at physical comedy. Age: 25-35

CANDY: Good looking man, early 40’s . Sarcastic.

JILL: Good-looking crack reporter. Age: 30-45

Cold readings from the script, no monologues requested. A farce. Set in December 1970, and Elvis Presley has disappeared, and no one knows his whereabouts. His manager takes desperate measures to replace him in a riotously funny story.

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Wednesday and Thursday April 12 and 13

Audition Notice for Chanticleers Theatre production of The Addams Family Musical.
Directed by John Baiocchi.
Musical Director: Luis Zuniga
Choreographer: Todd Aragon.

Wednesday and Thursday April 12 and 13, 2017, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Chanticleers Theatre, 3683 Quail Avenue, Castro Valley.

Dance and Character Callbacks Saturday April 15 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM by invitation.

No appointments, non AEA, no pay. Performances October 6 to November 5, 2017.
Prepare 16-32 bars of a Broadway song. Bring sheet music in your key. Accompanist provided. No accapella.

5 men, 4 women, one boy, plus ensemble of ancestors:

Gomez Addams: Male, age 40-59. A man in his prime, of Spanish descluisent with a wild Iberian passion. Takes great pride in being an Addams and revels in all that means. Tango Dancer. Requires great comedic timing and baritone to high G.

Morticia Addams: Female, age 35-59. Attractive, in shape, holds the balance of power in the family. Calls for a sexy, dry wit. Dance experience a plus, but not required, with lower mature womanly sound (alto/mezzo soprano).

Uncle Fester: Male, age 30-59. Narrator of the piece, has a hugely energetic, charismatic with joyous childlike presence.  A vaudeville comedian with high tenor vocals.

Wednesday Adams: Female, appears 18-22. Strikingly similar to Morticia but is experiencing a bit of a personality crisis. Experiences the youthful drama that comes with first love–Lucas can actually put a smile on her face. Low belt with high E possible.

Grandmama: Female, appears age 102, but a feisty 102. – fun, adorably dangerous, but don’t mess with grandma. Surprisingly resourceful and sprightly. Comedic actress with strong character vocals.

Pugsley Addams: Male, age 12ish. But can be played by older actor – charming, funny, husky boy who loves being tortured by his sister. Lower child’s range or woman’s mid-range.

Lurch: Male, age 35 and up. A very tall male character, the Addams butler who knows all. He speaks in moans and groans (some tinged with irony or exasperation) and moves slowly. Character actor with a low bass vocals to Eb.

Colonel Mal Beinecke: Male, age 45-50, all ethnicities – father to Lucas. A stuffy military man, a man who must be obeyed, exasperated with his rhyming wife. Always looking out for his family. Midrange baritenor.

Alice Beinecke: Female, age 40-45. Mother to Lucas. Quirky, devoted to her family, so she puts aside her own desires. At the Addams Family dinner party, drinks a potion that causes her to let her hair down and speak her mind. Legit voice up to G#.

Lucas Beinecke: Male, 18-22. A writer, classic codependent, feels good when everybody’s happy. Experiences the pain and drama of young love and struggles with the differences between his family and the Addamses. Contemporary pop tenor vocals.

The Ancestors: Male and female ensemble, strong singers and dancers of all types who are smart performers and have a fun, quirky sensibility.


Gomez Addams: Wednesday is Growing Up – Happy/Sad

Morticia Addams: Just around the corner

Uncle Fester: Fester’s Manifesto

Wednesday Adams: Pulled

Grandmama:  N/A

Pugsley Addams: What If

Lurch:  N/A

Colonel Mal Beinecke: N/A

Alice Beinecke: Waiting

Lucas Beinecke: Crazier than you

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Chanticleers Theatre,
3683 Quail Avenue,
Castro Valley CA
(510) SEE Live