YOUNG ARTISTS ENSEMBLE Holds Auditions For THE ADDAMS FAMILY

THOUSAND OAKS, CA – Young Artists Ensemble holds auditions for THE ADDAMS FAMILY, School Edition directed by Autumn Bodily with Musical Direction by Susan Treworgy-Calkins and Choreography by Whitney Grubb. Auditions are open to performers age 10-19.   Auditions are held Saturday and Sunday, August 24 and 25 by appointment only at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 West Hillcrest Drive. Time slots begin at 9:00 am on Saturday and 10:00 am on Sunday.  Actors are requested to prepare a one-minute song with sheet music and wear comfortable clothes that are easy to move in.  An accompanist will be provided and recorded music is not permitted.  Each audition will last one hour and forty five minutes and may include improvisation, cold reading and dance.   Callbacks will be held on Monday, August 26 from 5:00 to 10:00 pm. Performances are Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays November 1 – 17, 2019.  

All participants must be at least 10 years old and not yet 20 years old by November 17, 2019.  Character descriptions and all other information is available on the YAE web site.  Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm and Saturdays 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.   All cast and parents must attend a mandatory welcome meeting on Wednesday, August 28 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. If cast, there is a $180 participation fee.  Financial Assistance is available. Call (805) 381-2747 or visit www.yaeonline.com  to make an audition appointment and to see frequently asked questions. 

Addams Family: School Edition begins when Wednesday Addams has fallen in love with a sweet, smart boy from a normal, respectable Ohio family — the most un-Addams sounding person one could be! To make matters worse, she has invited him and his family to their home for dinner. In one fateful, hilarious night, secrets are disclosed, relationships are tested, and the Addams family must face up to the one horrible thing they’ve managed to avoid for generations: change. 

ADDAMS FAMILY:  School Edition is the first production in Young Artists Ensemble’s 39th Annual Family Theatre Season.  The season continues with FANTASTIC MR. FOX performing January 30 – February 16, 2020 and will conclude with FREAKY FRIDAY May 1-17, 2020.  Season tickets can be purchased at a deep discount by contacting the box office at (805) 381-1246 or www.yaeonline.com

On Sunday, June 3, 2019, Young Artists Ensemble received 25 nominations and eight wins for their 2018-19 Productions.  Winners in the 14th Annual National Youth Arts Awards included Outstanding Production: In the Heights, Outstanding Ensemble: The Little Prince, Outstanding Choreography:  Mayme Paul for In the Heights, Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical: Sarah Kay as Nina and Patrick Mayoral as Usnavi in In the Heights, Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Musical: Quinn Martin as Vanessa in In the Heights, and Outstanding Supporting Performance (Junior Division): Chloe Skye Garcia as Fox and Maddie Ragsdale as Rose in The Little Prince.  Among the many nominees were performers and creative staff from Young Artists Ensemble’s productions of In the Heights, The Little Prince, Charlotte’s Web, Once Upon A Mattress, and Mary Poppins Jr

           

ADDAMS FAMILY: School Edition

Auditions

WHAT: Addams Family: School Edition begins when Wednesday Addams has fallen in love with a sweet, smart boy from a normal, respectable Ohio family — the most un-Addams sounding person one could be! To make matters worse, she has invited him and his family to their home for dinner. In one fateful, hilarious night, secrets are disclosed, relationships are tested, and the Addams family must face up to the one horrible thing they’ve managed to avoid for generations: change.  

 

WHEN:

audition TIME SLOTS:

Saturday, August 24, at 9:00 am, 11:00 am and 1:00 pm

Sunday, August 25, at 10:00 and 12:00 pm

WHERE:  

Hillcrest Center for the Arts

403 W. Hillcrest Drive

Thousand Oaks, CA

HOW:  (805) 381-2747 or www.yaeonline.com for audition appointment, character information and frequently asked questions.

PROCESS: Please prepare a one minute song with sheet music (no recorded music please) and wear clothes that are comfortable and easy to move in.  Be prepared to do improve, cold reading and dance.  And accompanist will be provided.

IF CAST:  There is a fee of $180. Financial Assistance is available. Mandatory Parents’ meeting Wednesday, August 28, 6:00 – 7:00pm.  Rehearsals are held Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30- 7:30, Saturdays 10:00 – 2:00.

 

 

ADDAMS FAMILY: School Edition

 

WHAT: Addams Family: School Edition begins when Wednesday Addams has fallen in love with a sweet, smart boy from a normal, respectable Ohio family — the most un-Addams sounding person one could be! To make matters worse, she has invited him and his family to their home for dinner. In one fateful, hilarious night, secrets are disclosed, relationships are tested, and the Addams family must face up to the one horrible thing they’ve managed to avoid for generations: change.  

 

WHEN:

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, November 1 – 17, 2019

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm

Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00pm

Hillcrest Center for the Arts

403 W. Hillcrest Drive

Thousand Oaks, CA

HOW:
(805) 381-1246 or www.yaeonline.com

TICKETS:
Single Tickets:  $19 adults, $16 children, students and seniors. 10% discount for groups of ten or more for a single performance.

 

OTHER:
Free parking is always available. Accessible seating available by calling (805) 381-1246. 


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