KCKCC Theatre Department

The theatre program helps students with a general interest in theatre to interact with people in the working world. Theatre majors should plan their program with the requirements of their selected four-year college in mind

Students who follow the program are assured performance opportunities each semester during the two-year program. Students may apply directly to the department for a scholarship.

Directors Statement

Welcome to the Department of Theatre at Kansas City Kansas Community College. The Department of Theatre is rooted in the liberal arts tradition.

We offer both an Associate of Arts Degree in Acting and an Associate of General Studies in Theatre Technology and Design.

Our exciting, new program is noted for its professional atmosphere, its comprehensive nature, and its close faculty/student working relationship. In the department you'll have the benefits of a small, close-knit program within the environment of a comprehensive, urban community college with courses taught by some of the best professional actors, designers, and technicians in the Kansas City area.

Theatre students are most likely to succeed when they understand completely the theoretical, historical, and practical elements of the theatre. 

Upcoming Productions

The Addams Family

Still creepy and kooky, mysterious and kooky, and altogether ooky - all of Charles Addams' beloved characters return in musical form with a new plot line.  Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family! Since her parents have never met the young man, Wednesday confides in Gomez, her father, and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he has never done before ... keep this secret from his beloved wife, Mortica.

Everything will change for the whole family one fateful night when the Addams family host a dinner for Wednesday's 'normal' boyfriend and his parents.

Direction by Charles Leader
Musical Direction by Lenora Remmert (with a full orchestra!)
Choreography by Michael Joy and Paula Lang

Audition Information

Audition Date & Time

Auditions are on August 24 at 2 p.m.

Please prepare a one-minute monologue from a contemporary play and 16 bars of a Broadway type song. Bring sheet music of the song you are going to sing. An accompanist will be provided. If you have neither, we will give you something to read and sing. 

Callbacks and dance auditions on August 25. Performance dates are October 13-16, 2016

The Addams Family Character Breakdown

Name Gender Part Size Vocal Part
Gomez Addams Male / Adult / Dances Lead Baritone, Bass
Morticia Addams Female / Adult / Dances Lead Mezzo-Soprano, Alto
Wednesday Addams Female / Teen - Young Adult / Mover Lead Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano
Fester Addams Male / Adult / Mover Supporting Tenor, Baritone
Pugsley Addams Male / Child - Early Teens / Mover Supporting Tenor
Mal Beineke Male / Adult / Mover Supporting Tenor
Lucas Beineke Male / Teen - Young Adult / Mover Supporting Tenor, Baritone
Alice Beineke Female / Adult / Mover Supporting Soprano
Grandma Addams Female / Adult / Non-Dancer Featured Soprano
Lurch Male / Adult / Non-Dancer Featured Bass
Ancestors Male & Female / Dancers Ensemble Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass

You can get a complete idea about characters, vocal ranges and more at the Stage Agent website.

Upcoming Shows

Contact Information
Dr. Charles Leader
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