River’s Edge Players

AUDITIONS: The Addams Family Musical

The River’s Edge Arts Alliance presents

The Addams Family

October 25, 2019, 7:30pm
October 26, 2019, 1:30pm, 7:30pm
October 27, 2019, 1:30pm
First Church, Marlborough, MA 01752
Sarah Worrest, Director
Joe Rondeau, Music Director

Come get spooky with us! The River’s Edge Players are back with The Addams Family musical October 25-27, just in time for Halloween. We’re looking for a ghoulish cast of characters to bring the show to death… ahem, life.

Audition Information

Auditions will be held at First Church in Marlborough:

Sunday, August 11, 3:00pm-7:00pm
Monday, August 12, 7:00pm-10:00pm
Tuesday, August 13, 7:00pm-10:00pm

Callbacks, if needed, will also be held on Tuesday, August 13, 7:00pm-10:00pm.


Auditioners are asked to prepare a song in the style of the show. Please provide your own sheet music for our accompanist. Please also be prepared for a brief movement audition. Headshots and resumes are welcome but not required; an audition form will also be provided online shortly and in hard copy at the audition.

Please sign up for a one-hour audition slot, for individual musical auditions and cold readings from the script with a group.

Rehearsal Information

Rehearsals will take place on Tuesdays (7:00pm-10:00pm), Wednesdays (7:00pm-10:00pm), Thursdays (7:00pm-10:00pm), and Sundays (1:00pm-4:00pm) beginning on September 3, 2019. Not all actors will be called for every rehearsal. Tech rehearsals will be Sunday, October 20, 2019 (12:00pm-5:00pm) and Monday-Thursday, October 21-24 (7:00pm-10:00pm). All conflicts must be noted on the audition form.

Character Breakdown

GOMEZ ADDAMS: age 40-50. Of Spanish descent, takes great pride in his family and all it means to be an Addams. Smart, comedic actor with bari-tenor vocals (Bb to G).

MORTICIA ADDAMS: age 35-50. An easy comedic actress with a sexy, dry wit. A strong dancer/mover with alto/mezzo-soprano vocals (G to Bb).

UNCLE FESTER: age 30-60. Serves as the musical’s narrator. Larger than life, with an energetic, joyous, child-like presence. A vaudeville-style comedian with tenor vocals (C to C).

WEDNESDAY ADDAMS: 16-21. Same dry wit and sensibility of her mother. Strong pop belt vocals (A to E).

GRANDMAMA: age 102. Feisty, fun, and quirky. Comedic actress with strong character vocals (G to F).

PUGSLEY ADDAMS: age 10-14. Charming, funny. Strong, high vocals (A to F).

LURCH: age 30-60. The Addams very tall butler knows all. Speaks in moans and groans, moves slowly. Character actor with low bass vocals (Eb to E).

MAL BEINEKE: age 40-55. Stuffy father to Lucas, but was once a Grateful Deadhead. Male actor with high baritone/tenor vocals (C to A).

ALICE BEINEKE: age 30-45. Mother to Lucas. Quirky, often speaks in rhyme. Comedic actress with soprano/belt vocals (Ab to G#).

LUCAS BEINEKE: age 18-24. Contemporary pop tenor vocals (C to C).

CHORUS OF ANCESTORS: varied ages. All chorus members will take on an Addams Family ancestor character – something for everyone!


The River’s Edge Players is the Community Theater arm of the River’s Edge Arts Alliance. The River’s Edge Players was formed in 2006 to fill a need for an adult-based theatrical group. Initially for adult performers only, REP has expanded to include actors of all ages to produce high-quality plays and musicals.  We partner with local community education programs to offer workshops in auditioning, improv, musical theater dance, play writing and acting.

River’s Edge Players Performance History

Fall 2018 – Pop-Up Play Festival, featuring original and published works

Spring 2018 – Theater for Young Audiences; Thumbelina and The King’s New Clothes

Summer 2017 – Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Summer 2016 – Oliver!

Spring 2016 – Alice in Wonderland
Fall 2015 – Child’s Play: A Cabaret
Summer 2015 – Cabaret
Spring 2015 – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Fall 2014 – Cabaret for Compassion
Summer 2014 – The Music Man
Spring 2014 – Our Town
Winter 2013 – Amahl & The Night Visitors and The Gift of the Magi
Fall 2013 – Hometown Harmonies: A Cabaret
Summer 2013 – The Secret Garden
Spring 2013 – Blithe Spirit
Winter 2012 – A Christmas Carol the Musical
Fall 2012 – Haunting Melodies: A Broadway Cabaret
Summer 2012 – 9 to 5, the Musical
Spring 2012 – Short Play Festival
Winter 2011 – Steel Magnolias
Winter 2011 – The Little Town of Christmas
Fall 2011 – Once Upon a Broomstick
Summer 2011 – Seussical
Spring 2011 – The Hollow
Winter 2010 – Scrooge
Fall 2010 – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs adapted
Summer 2010 – Urinetown
Spring 2010 – The Importance of Being Earnest
Summer 2009 – Damn Yankees
Spring 2009 – ‘Til Death Do Us Part: A Wedding Deception an improvised murder mystery/dinner theater
Winter 2008 – A Christmas Carol
Fall 2008 – Alice in Wonderland adapted
Summer 2008 – How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying!
Spring 2008 – Rumors
Fall 2007 – It’s Murder in the Wings!
Summer 2007 – Fame, the Musical
Spring 2007 – But Why Bump Off Barnaby?
Fall 2006 – The Servant of Two Masters
Summer 2006 – Godspell

River’s Edge Players Actors Win DASH Awards


1st row  L-R: Lynne Johnson, Kevin Santos, Jamie Shea, Kathy Wilkinson
2nd row L – R  Cathy Koerwer and Karen Bishop
3rd Row L – R Paul Johnson and Killian Vega

The River’s Edge Arts Alliance is pleased to announce that EMACT, the Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theaters, has named the following River’s Edge Players as part of their Distinguished Achievement and Special Honors (DASH) for their performance work on One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, directed by Lynne Johnson.

Hudson Resident, Kevin Santos took home the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Play for his amazing portrayal of the role of Martini. Tying for the award of Best Youth Actor in a Play was college freshman Ryan Bonner of Boylston, MA for his fantastic portrayal of the young and impressionable Billy Bibbit in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest performed in April.  The DASH awards are part of a long standing EMACT tradition, with 118 plays and musicals from well-known Community Theater groups from Eastern Massachusetts competing for awards.

The River’s Edge Arts Alliance is a non-profit organization which brings the full spectrum of the arts to the Hudson and Marlborough area. We offer opportunities to experience visual and performing arts through participation and attendance. The organization is supported by individuals, families, organizations, and businesses from more than 30 communities. For more information visit upwitharts.org.