The Best Audition Song Suggestions for The Addams Family by Character
Written by Tiffany Wilkie
Updated July 22, 2020
You’ve got an audition coming up! Better check out these songs and accompanying videos perfect for your Addams Family auditions! Let Performer Stuff’s expert musical theatre audition song coaches find your perfect audition song. Our recommendations come with links to purchase sheet music or an audition cut found on PerformerStuff.com.
For further study, we provide links to listen to audition songs on both Youtube and a Spotify playlist.
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Auditioning for Gomez Addams (Bari-tenor)
A man of Spanish descent 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.
“I am Aldolpho” from The Drowsy Chaperone
“Yesterday Tomorrow and Today” from Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
“The Apple Tree (Forbidden Fruit)” from The Apple Tree
“What is it About Her?” from The Wild Party
Auditioning for Morticia Addams (Mezzo-soprano)
The beautiful, leggy and mysterious head of the Addams family who believes strongly in family tradition. Morticia is unnerved thinking that Gomez is hiding something from her. She is confident and sexy with a side of dry wit.
“Rainbow High” from Evita
“Listen to Your Heart” from Young Frankenstein
“Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me” from The Rocky Horror Picture Show
“Nowadays” from Chicago
“Every Day a Little Death” from A Little Night Music
Auditioning for Wednesday Addams (Mezzo-Soprano)
Gothic big sister Wednesday who has her father’s heart and her mother’s sensibility falls in love with a “normal” boy who she brings home to meet the family. Wednesday is trying to balance her relationships with “strange” family with that of her new love and his “normal” family. Wednesday showcases compassion, a bit of stubbornness and strong will.
“In Short” from Edges
“Safer” from First Date
“Live Out Loud” from A Little Princess
“Tomorrow” from Annie
*Try singing this with negative intent. Think of the Wednesday from Addams Family Values.
“Pretty Funny” from Dogfight
Auditioning for Pugsley Addams (Boy Soprano)
The youngest of the Addams Family, Pugsley loves to be tortured by his big sister. He is lost trying to figure out his place now that she has a new boyfriend and family dynamics are changing. Pugsley is charming and funny.
“Stranger” from Trevor the Musical
“Different” from Honk
“When You’re a Wimp” from A Christmas Story
Auditioning for Uncle Fester (Tenor)
The androgynous family member who serves as the musical’s narrator. He is larger than life, an energetic, joyous, child-like presence and totally incorrigible. A vaudeville style comedian.
“It Sucks to Be Me” from Avenue Q
“Blue Moon” by Richard Rogers & Lorenz Hart
Since Fester plays the ukelele, this would be a fantastic choice.
“The Truth About The Moon” from Newsies
The sheet music for this is not available, but you could try learning the chords.
Auditioning for Grandma (Soprano)
She is ancient, good-natured, easily led; feisty 102-year-old woman. Fun and quirky, but don’t mess with Grandma. Comedic actress with strong character vocals.
“The Cake I Had” from Grey Gardens
“Never Get Married” from Honey Moon in Vegas
Auditioning for Lucas Beineke (Baritone)
He fell in love with Wednesday Addams and plans to marry her. He experiences the youthful pain and drama of young love and struggles with the differences between his family and the Addams family.
“You Matter to Me” from Waitress
“Moving Too Fast” from The Last Five Years
Auditioning for Alice Beineke (Soprano/belt)
Mother of 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.
“Just a Housewife” from Working
“Please Don’t Touch Me” from Young Frankenstein
Audition for Mal Beineke (Tenor)
Stuffy father of 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.
“Kids” from Bye, Bye, Birdie
“I Am the One” from Next to Normal
Audition for Lurch (Bass)
A very TALL male character, the Addams butler who knows all. He speaks in moans and groans without becoming a cartoon version of himself. His movement is always very slow.
“The Dentist” from Little Shop of Horrors
“Dog Eats Dog” from Les Misérables
Audition for Ensemble (all vocal types)
Male and female ensemble singer/dancers who are smart performers. They embody a variety of Addams family ancestors’ ghosts.