The Addams Family and The Importance of Being Earnest
Tuesday, November 13th at 3:15 pm in CV'S MacDonald Auditorium
Call - Backs will occur the next day
Rehearsals for both projects will not begin until January, 2019
It is strongly encouraged to audition for BOTH projects. If you are cast in both, then you can choose which project to pursue.
The Addams Family
Prepare a 30 second song that is similar to the style of The Addams Family
Do not choose a number from The Addams Family itself
You will present the number a capella
If you would like to be only considred for dancing, then you do not have to prepare a song.
Come dressed ready to move.
The Importance of Being Earnest
Prepare and memorize one of the monolgues below
Read the play which is attached below.
It is very important that you understand the character as well as the context of the monolgue
Why does your aunt call you her uncle? 'From little Cecily, with her fondest love to her dear Uncle Jack.' There is no objection, I admit, to an aunt being a small aunt, but why an aunt, no matter what her size may be, should call her own nephew her uncle, I can't quite make out. Besides, your name isn't Jack at all; it is Ernest. You have always told me it was Ernest. I have introduced you to every one as Ernest. You answer to the name of Ernest. You look as if your name was Ernest. You are the most earnest-looking personal ever saw in my life. It is perfectly absurd your saying that your name isn't Ernest. It's on your cards. Here is one of them. I'll keep this as a proof that your name is Ernest if ever you attempt to deny it to me, or to Gwendolen, or to any one else.
I haven't the smallest intention of dining with Aunt Augusta. To begin with, I dined thereon Monday, and once a week is quite enough to dine with one's own relations. In the second place, whenever I do dine there I am always treated as a member of the family, and sent down with either no woman at all, or two. In the third place, I know perfectly well whom she will place me next to, to-night. She will place me next Mary Farquhar, who always flirts with her own husband across the dinner-table. That is not very pleasant. Indeed, it is not even decent . . . and that sort of thing is enormously on the increase. The amount of women in London who flirt with their own husbands is perfectly scandalous. It looks so bad. It is simply washing one's clean linen in public.
This Mr. Bunbury seems to suffer from curiously bad health. I must say, Algernon, that I think it is high time that Mr. Bunbury made up his mind whether he was going to live or to die. This shilly-shallying with the question is absurd. Nor do I in any way approve of the modern sympathy with invalids. I consider it morbid. Illness of any kind is hardly a thing to be encouraged in others. Health is the primary duty of life. I am always telling that to your poor uncle, but he never seems to take much notice . . . as far as any improvement in his ailment goes. I should be much obliged if you would ask Mr. Bunbury, from me, tobe kind enough not to have a relapse on Saturday, for I rely on you to arrange my music for me.