Audition – The Addams Family

Los Altos Youth Theater is holding open auditions for ages 8-18 for The Addams Family. 

Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa. Based on characters created by Charles Addams.

Directed by Kristin Walter

Music Direction by Juliet Green

THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every 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 wasn’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 the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

Performance dates: Friday through Sunday, October 27th 2023 through November 5th 2023

Audition date: Saturday, August 26th, 2022 from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Callbacks: Sunday, August 27 from 10:00am to 2:00pm

Where: Grant Park, 1575 Holt Ave, Los Altos

Rehearsals: Weekly, Sunday through Thursday from 5-8pm. Rehearsals begin Sunday, September 10th 2023. 

Audition requirements:  Please prepare a song of your choice with a track that highlights your range. Please do not sing anything from the show and please bring your own music. We will have a Bluetooth speaker as well as an amp and an aux cable. Please bring whatever else you might need to play your track (phone, tablet, etc.). Additionally, please sign up for a slot on our sign-up genius and fill out our audition form. You will need both to audition. 

Audition Sign Up: Sign-up genius link.

Online Audition Form: Please fill out Los Altos Stage Company’s virtual audition form here.  

Please forward all questions to Los Altos Youth Theatre’s Education Director Kristin Walter at

Participation Fee: If cast, there is a participation fee of $650 in order to register for this production. Limited scholarships available based on need. 

Roles: We highly encourage people of all ethnicities, races, and gender identities to audition: 



  • GOMEZ: A suave, yet comical man who takes great pride in his family and revels in all it means to be an Addams. He struggles keeping his daughter’s secret from his wife, whom he adores more than death. Husband to Morticia.
  • MORTICIA: Attractive, strong willed woman – the strength of the family. An easy comedic actress with a dry wit. Feels her husband is hiding something from her and will use any tactic to lure the secret out. She is the real head of the family and fears her daughter and her aren’t as close as they used to be.
  • WEDNESDAY: Wednesday is a 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. She experiences the lovesick drama that comes with first love and when two very different families meet. She longs for the approval of her parents but isn’t afraid to show her rebellious side.
  • PUGSLY: A funny and sometimes annoying young 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.
  • FESTER: Vaudeville-style Comedian, That one awkward family member who serves as the musical’s narrator. He’s larger than life, an energetic, joyous, child-like presence. Uncle Fester is incorrigible and, except for the good nature of the family and the ignorance of the police, would ordinarily be under lock and key.
  • GRANDMA: She’s one feisty old woman. Fun and quirky, but don’t mess with her. Grandma often schemes with Pugsley and offers advice when needed. She’s more of an oddball than a typical, comforting grandmother figure.
  • LURCH: The Addams butler who knows all, but says less. He speaks in moans and groans. 


  • LUCAS: Attractive male. 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. Lucas is a ‘normal guy’ who’s a little dorky. Wednesday absolutely intrigues him.
  • MAL: Stuffy father of Lucas and exasperated husband to his rhyming Stepford wife, Alice. At one time was a follower of a grungy, dark band, but has lost that side of himself and has become a stereotypical businessman. Always looking out for his family’s future and how they might look to his colleagues and the rest of the world.
  • ALICE: Mother of Lucas, devoted to her family so she puts aside her own desires. Alice is a quirky female who often speaks in rhymes and falls prey to the latest fads or quick fixes to her family or personal life. While at the Addams family dinner party, she drinks a potion that causes her to let her hair down and speak the truth rather than always appearing as “perfect”.


Ancestors of the Addams family now live on ‘the other side’, but are summoned once a year to come celebrate with the family. They help tell the story, offer advice and interact with the characters throughout the play

Mail: PO Box 151, Los Altos, CA 94023

Theater: 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos


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