The Best Audition Songs for The Addams Family – by Character

Do you have an upcoming audition for The Addams Family? Well unless you have specifically been asked to sing a song from the show that you’re auditioning for, it’s generally best not to. That said, you should still show off similar vocals and personality. So here’s our list of audition songs for The Addams Family, broken down by character.

Since The Addams Family is a contemporary musical, most of the songs are from contemporary shows as well. In addition, there are dark and/or humorous vibes to many of the following songs in order to match the style of the show.


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Step 1: Read your audition details

Please read your audition details carefully, as they sometimes specify the type of song they’d like to hear (a ballad, something uptempo, etc.). Make sure to select a song that’s appropriate for your specific casting call. Also, as you’re picking out a song, these links may be helpful:

Backing Tracks for the Songs Below

The “Addams Family Audition Songs” Spotify Playlist


Step 2: Get to know the show

In casting calls, they often ask for you to be “familiar with the show”. And even if it’s not requested, it’s generally assumed. One way to do this is to listen to the The Addams Family cast album➝ while reading through the synopsis.


Step 3: Pick an audition song

Next, based on your personality and vocal type, decide whether you’d like to audition for the ensemble or a specific character. Just keep in mind that if you audition for a specific character, you still might not be chosen for that particular role.

There’s usually a spot on the audition form asking if you are open to being in the ensemble or accepting a different role. I would suggest ticking that box and taking whatever you are offered. Every role is important, and you will earn valuable experience in a show.

And on that same note, even if you audition for the ensemble (and not a specific character), there’s always a chance you might get chosen for a leading/supporting role!

To summarize, keep an open mind and try not to take the process too seriously. And when you’re ready, choose the song that you feel most comfortable with from the list below.


Alice Beineke

Get Out and Stay Out” – 9 to 5

I’m Done” – Rocky

The Sea of Life” – The Pirate Queen

Woman” – The Pirate Queen


Gomez Addams

Buffalo Nickel Photoplay, Inc.” – Ragtime

Gliding” – Ragtime

Please Send Me Someone” – Young Frankenstein

You Can Get Away With Anything” – The Woman in White


Grandma Addams

Jeanette’s Showbiz Number” – The Full Monty

Nice” – It Shoulda Been You

The Cake I Had” – Grey Gardens

What They Never Tell You” – It Shoulda Been You


Lucas Beineke

Freeze Your Brain” – Heathers

Good Kid” – The Lightning Thief

When She Smiles” – Lysistrata Jones

Women and Sandwiches” – Freaky Friday


Mal Beineke

Foolish to Think” – A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

I Can’t Recall” – A Tale of Two Cities

Sibella” – A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Why Does She Love Me?” – Love Never Dies


Morticia Addams

I Want the Good Times Back” – The Little Mermaid

Love and Love Alone” – The Visit

The Revolutionary Costume for Today” – Grey Gardens

They Don’t Know” – Thoroughly Modern Millie


Pugsley Addams

Almost Nearly Perfect” – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Home Again” – Captain Louie

It’s Possible” – Seussical

Noah Down the Stairs” – Caroline, or Change


Uncle Fester

How Lucky You Are” – Seussical

Thank God She’s Blind” – The Toxic Avenger

Where Are All the People?” – Chaplin

You Tore My Heart Out” – The Toxic Avenger


Wednesday Addams

Parents Lie” – Freaky Friday

Invisible” – Beetlejuice

Safer” – First Date

Unruly Heart” – The Prom


Ensemble (Altos)

As We Stumble Along” – The Drowsy Chaperone

Deep Love” – Young Frankenstein

What You Got” – Freaky Friday


Ensemble (Baritones)

Alone in the Universe” – Seussical

Stop” – Mean Girls

That Face” – The Producers


Ensemble (Basses)

I Wanna Be a Producer” – The Producers

Love Sneaks In” – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

The Ballad of Farquaad” – Shrek


Ensemble (Contras)

Here Within These Walls” – Sister Act

It’s Not About Me” – The Prom

There Was John” – Tootsie


Psst… Here’s where you can find out your vocal type!


Ensemble (Mezzos)

Home” – Beetlejuice

Loud” – Matilda

My Big French Boyfriend” – The Toxic Avenger


Ensemble (Sopranos)

No One Cared Like You” – Nunsense II

Poor Monty” – A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Sylvia’s Lullaby” – Finding Neverland


Ensemble (Tenors)

I’ll Be There” – The Pirate Queen

Seventeen”  – Tuck Everlasting

There’s a World” – Next to Normal


Step 4: Select a monologue

If requested, here are a few audition monologues for The Addams Family:

• “Shadow” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors➝

• “Slamp” in The Acting Coach Approach: 48 Monologues for Kids➝

• “Spirit” in Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors➝

• “The Bold, the Young, and the Murdered” in Audition Monologues for Young Men➝

• “The Swamp” in The Acting Coach Approach: 48 Monologues for Kids➝


Final Step: Prepare for your audition

After collecting your materials and getting familiar with the show, it’s time to move forward with the actual preparation. If you’re in need of some guidance on this step, you can always go through this FREE audition prep checklist!


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The Addams Family Song List

Here’s a list of the musical numbers in The Addams Family, along with which characters sing in each of them. Unless you have been asked to, do not choose from the below songs for your audition! The following is more intended to be used for character research purposes.

* That said, if you’ve specifically been asked to sing a song from the show, you can find the sheet music for the best possible audition songs below.


Act 1:

“When You’re an Addams” – Gomez, Morticia, Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley, Ensemble

Pulled” – Wednesday, Pugsley

“Where Did We Go Wrong” – Morticia, Gomez

“One Normal Night” – Company

Morticia” – Gomez, Ensemble

What If” – Pugsley

“Full Disclosure (Part 1)” – Company

Waiting” – Alice

“Full Disclosure (Part 2)” – Company


Act 2:

Just Around the Corner” – Morticia, Ensemble

The Moon and Me” – Fester, Ensemble

Happy/Sad” – Gomez

“Crazier Than You” – Wednesday, Lucas

“Let’s Not Talk About Anything Else But Love” – Mal, Gomez, Fester

“Let’s Not Talk About Anything Else But Love (Reprise)” – Grandma, Fester, Gomez

“In the Arms” – Mal, Alice, Ensemble

“Live Before We Die” – Gomez, Morticia

“Move Toward the Darkness” – Company


Which of these audition songs for The Addams Family did you choose?

And what role are you auditioning for? We would love to hear all about it in the comments! And in the meantime, you can check out our database of best audition songs for other musicals.


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Stacy Karyn, author of Audition Songs for The Addams Family.
Author: Stacy Karyn

Stacy Karyn is the founder of Theatre Trip, author of The Thespian’s Bucket List, and creator of The Cast Album List. She has a TESOL drama certificate, a BA in theatre, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


 

4 thoughts on “The Best Audition Songs for The Addams Family – by Character

    • November 10, 2019 at 3:31 pm
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      Dead Mom is an aaawesome choice for Wednesday! Since Beetlejuice is so new, I’m waiting a bit to add that one to the list, but I’ll probably slip it in there in the future. Thanks for letting us know what worked for you! 🙂

  • December 6, 2020 at 10:21 pm
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    Do you have any recommendations for contras? I’m looking to be a part of the ensemble, and I’m not really sure what to sing…

    • December 7, 2020 at 4:39 pm
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      Hey there! I just added a few song choices for contras above, and I’ll start adding more contra choices to the audition song pages over the coming weeks. If none of those three feel perfect on your voice, you can also try out: “I Want the Good Times Back”, “Thank God She’s Blind”, “Unruly Heart”, “Deep Love” and “They Don’t Know”. You’ll find links for all five of those songs under specific characters above. Just make sure to choose a song that you have fun singing, as this is a fun show. Hope this helps! 🙂

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