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Riverfront Theater Company Announces Auditions for 


Young Artists Production Open to Performers Ages 14–18


Book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice

Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa


Directed by Jim Froehlich

Musical Direction by Travis Rigby


 Audition Dates, Location, and Sign-Ups: 

Auditions will be held at Christ Church Fox Chapel (410 Christ Church Lane, Pittsburgh PA 15238) on the following dates:


• April 15, 2023 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

• April 22, 2023 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Auditions are open to performers ages 14–18. You may use the link below to sign up for an in-person audition slot, or you may submit a video audition to by Friday, April 12 at 12:00 p.m. NO AUDITIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS TIME.


What to Bring to Your Audition:

  • Headshot 

  • Resume

  • Be prepared to read sides from the script

  • Prepared 16–32 bar cut of a modern musical theater song. We will have a Bluetooth sound system and an accompanist available, so please bring either a cut accompaniment track on a mobile device or sheet music.


If possible, please email your headshot and resume to prior to your audition as well.


Rehearsals and Performances: 

All rehearsals and performances will be held at Allegheny RiverTrail Park (285 River Avenue in Aspinwall) unless otherwise noted in advance.


Regular Rehearsals: June 5–July 28, 2023

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 5:30–7:30 p.m.


Tech Week: 

Sunday, July 30–Tuesday, August 1, 2023 - call times around 5:00 p.m. 


Performances (5): 

August 2–4, 2023: 8:00 p.m.

August 5, 2023: 2:00 p.m. AND 8:00 p.m. (TWO SHOW DAY)


Performers MUST be available for all tech rehearsal and performance dates. Schedule conflicts must be disclosed to the director in advance; only 4 scheduled absences are permitted throughout the summer to be cast in a lead role.


Notice of Cast Participation Fee:

Please note that a participation fee of $125 will be required from each cast member of Riverfront Theater Company’s production of The Addams Family: School Edition and will be due on the first day of rehearsals, June 5. The participation fee will cover the cost of each cast member’s printed libretto, costume creation and/or rental, and cast t-shirt. Payment can be taken in cash, check (made out to Riverfront Theater Company), or via credit card at the June 5 rehearsal.


We do not want the cast participation fee to hinder any student from performing in the show. If further discussion is needed, please contact production director Jim Froehlich at as soon as possible.


Plot Overview and Character Breakdown


The Story:


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.


The Characters:


GOMEZ ADDAMS: A man 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.


MORTICIA ADDAMS: The strength of the family. A strong comedic actress with a 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.


UNCLE FESTER: The androgynous family member who serves as the show's narrator. He is larger than life, an energetic, joyous, child-like presence. A vaudeville style comedian with tenor vocals.


WEDNESDAY ADDAMS: Wednesday is a strong 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.


GRANDMA: She is a feisty 102 year old woman. Fun and quirky, but don’t mess with Grandma. Comedic actress with strong character vocals.


PUGSLEY ADDAMS: A charming, funny 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.


LURCH: A very tall male character, the Addams butler who knows all. He speaks in moans and groans. Character actor with low bass vocals. He must be able to sing.


MAL BEINEKE: Stuffy father of 19 year old 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.


ALICE BEINEKE: Mother of 19 year old 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.


LUCAS BEINEKE: Attractive 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.


THE ANCESTORS: Ensemble singer/dancers. Trained contemporary dancers who sing and have a fun, quirky sensibility. Knowledge of tango and flamenco dancing a plus.

Auditions for Riverfront Theater Company's production of Assassins will take place in Summer 2023 and will be open to performers ages 18 and up.


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