Friday, October 31, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Casting Call

Open auditions for “The Addams Family” The Musical are being held in New York on October 29th! For all you Addams Family fans out there who happen to be professional dancers, here are the details:

The Addams Family- The Musical- Equity Chorus Call/Dancers
Producer: Stuart Oken Workshop Contract $560/week minimum (if a 5-day week) or $672/week minimum (if a 6-day week).

Workshop dates: January 14 – 27, 2009.

Seeking: Ensemble Dancers (m/f): 20s – 40s, all ethnicities. Strong classically and technically trained dancers who have a strong contemporary background. Seeking all types, with a quirky sense of movement and style. Seeking dancers who sing very well. Knowledge of tango and flamenco dancing a plus.

Some good things about being in a Workshop Contract production:
In addition to the salary the Actors earn during the Workshop sessions, they also earn a share in the future success of the show. For their contributions to the development of the show, the Actors share in contingent compensation that takes two forms. First, the Actors share in the weekly box office gross when the show is produced under contract; that is, the Actors, as a group, share a percentage (usually 1%) of the gross box office receipts. However, the percentage of gross receipts may increase when there is more than one session of the Workshop. Equity determines each Actor’s share based on the number of days/weeks that the Actor participated in the Workshop.

Second, the Actors share in any subsidiary rights income which is generated by the play. For example, subsidiary rights income can come from royalties from foreign productions, stock and amateur rights, or from the sale of motion picture rights. The Actors’ share of subsidiary rights is usually 1.5% of net receipts.

Those Actors who complete the Workshop must also be offered employment to perform the same role or function in the first subsequent production of the play under a standard Equity contract, or they must be offered no less than four weeks’ minimum salary under the appropriate Equity contract.

Equity Chorus Call/Dancers
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
10 AM – Equity women dancers who sing well
2 PM – Equity men dancers who sing well
Ripley-Grier Studios
520 Eighth Avenue, 16th Floor

Please be warmed up and ready to dance when the call begins. Jazz shoes or sneakers and comfortable clothing. Some may be asked to stay and sing after all have danced. Please prepare 16 bars of a contemporary musical theater song or pop song. Bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided.

Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

Link to the original page

Monday, October 6, 2008

Addams Family Fanfiction Challenge!

insanepink of has issued an Addams Family fanfiction challenge! If you're not familiar with the concept, a fanfiction challenge is a call to fiction writers to take up the pen and create a fanfiction story using a specific prompt.

The prompts, set by insanepink, are as follows:

-Morticia and Gomez getting a divorce
-Wednesday and Joel
(Joel= Wednesday's love interest in Addams Family Values)
-Addams Family Parallel Universe
-Addams and Munsters Cross over
-The having been separated for ages and they meeting up again.
-Something to do with Puglsey (no one ever writes about him)
-Something to do with Fester
-Something to do with Ophelia
-Something to do with Grandmama
-How Morticia and Gomez met.

Hopefully, these prompts will inspire a few stories! If you decide to participate in the challenge, post your story in the livejournal community Addamses and/or The Addams Source. If you don't have a livejournal account but would still like to participate, just post a link to your story and I would be happy to pass it along. Remember, any story you write will be appreciated--there just isn't enough Addams Family fiction in the world. We need more!

Link to the original challenge issued by insanepink

Addams Family Poll Closed

Our last poll, "In your mind, Uncle Fester is...", has closed and the results are in.
Most polled (55%, with 66 votes) think of Uncle Fester as "Gomez's brother--Fester Addams". The second most popular opinion (21%, with 26 votes) is that Fester is "An Addams at heart--and that's what really matters!" After that, "Morticia's Uncle--Fester Frump!" (15%, at 19 votes), followed far behind with "Probably an Addams, but not Gomez's brother" (4%, 5 votes); "Not actually human" (1%, 2 votes); and "Not actually a relative at all" (0%, 1 vote).

It's interesting to see that the movie version of Fester's relationship to the family seems be be most prevalent. Thanks to all those who participated. Be sure to keep your eyes open for our next poll, which will be added to the top, right hand corner of this blog soon.

Anjelica Huston - Orange Commercial

This commecial was brought to my attention by mineowyn of

It features Anjelica Huston acting distinctly Morticia-esque, plus a brief parody of the Addams Family theme.