Dream Arts Company
2020 Summer Musical
The Addams Family
A New Musical Comedy
If you are unable to attend our scheduled audition dates, please send us an email ASAP and we will try to make alternate arrangements!
Students ages 9-19 from all over the metro Detroit area
are eligible to audition.
Audition Dates: March 12 & 13, 2020
Callbacks: March 14, 2020
Show Dates: June 19 & 20, 2020
Rehearsals begin the week of March 22, 2020
All dates are subject to change.
We are aware of two Spring School Breaks in April.
Our schedule is designed to accommodate both breaks.
Performance Location: Groves High School LT in Birmingham.
Projected Schedule: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday after 5:00 p.m. If needed, weekend rehearsals will vary. All actors are not called to every rehearsal.
Production Fee: $220 for students (applies to any student currently in elementary, middle or high school for the 2019/2020 school year) selected for the production. For additional tuition and production details, click on the TUITION & PRODUCTION tab below.
This program is perfectly designed for newcomers and seasoned performers!
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The Addams Family – A New Musical Comedy
The Addams Family features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. 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, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on a fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.
The musical does not follow the plot lines of any of the movies or TV series based on the characters. It is an original story, using the same characters.
ADDAMS FAMILY HISTORY
The characters in the Addams Family were created in
1938 by cartoonist Charles Addams.
They were created as a satirical inversion of the ideal American family: an odd, wealthy aristocratic clan who are seemingly unaware – or do not care – that other people find them bizarre or macabre. Since their panel-cartoon origin, they have been transferred to a variety of mediums.
In 1964 there was a live-action television series, which was followed by two television movies and three additional TV series (some live-action, some animated).
The franchise was revived in 1990 with a full-length, feature film and its sequel
staring Anjelica Huston, Raúl Juliá and Christopher Lloyd.
Since their creation, the Addams family have also appeared in numerous video games, books, M&M’s advertisements, Scooby-Doo TV shows,
and the best-selling pinball game of all time.
The musical version of The Addams Family opened on Broadway in 2010, after a tryout in Chicago. Writers Marshal Brickman and Rick Elice had previously collaborated on Jersey Boys. The original Broadway cast included Tony winners Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth, as Gomez and Morticia Addams respectively.
By 2013 the show had toured the US, Europe, and Argentina, and opened in Sydney. Most recently, The Addams Family toured the UK, starring Carrie Hope Fletcher, Samantha Womack, and Les Dennis. The musical may have had a relatively short run on Broadway, but it has gathered an impressive following among amateur
theatre groups and schools.
In 2017 it was the most-performed musical in American high schools, beating favorites like Beauty and the Beast and The Wizard of Oz.
Although the musical is quite new, it has the feeling of an old-school, family-friendly musical. The storyline is lighthearted, the tunes catchy and the humor uproarious. The show's narrator, Uncle Fester, has a vaudeville-style flair to his performance, and regularly breaks the fourth wall.
Each of the named characters gets their turn in the spotlight, and there are several large song-and-dance numbers for the ensemble.
The Addams Family is perfect for all ages, from those who remember the TV series or movies, to children meeting them for the first time.