Polaris has been producing youth theater in New York City since 2008. Our performers come from all over the New York metro area. Although some kids come from the local performing arts high schools, we welcome all kids, regardless of their level of experience.
The Addams Family Jr.
This fall we are producing the junior version of The Addams Family. It’s been edited down to 70 minutes, and some songs have been transposed to make them accessible to maturing voices. We invite any kids who like this show to participate, and they’ll have a great time doing it. Auditions for The Addams Family are on Sunday, September 8th between noon and 4 pm at the Sheen Center, Studio D by appointment only. The Sheen Center is at 18 Bleecker Street and the entrance is on the Elizabeth Street side. There will be nine Saturday afternoon rehearsals, and two performances on Sunday, November 10th at a location to be announced soon.
In a Nutshell:
Auditions: Sunday 9/8 by appointment only
Rehearsals: Saturdays 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9 (noon to 4 pm except 9/28 which is from 3:30 to 7:30 pm)
Performances: Two on Sunday 11/10 (more information later)
Fee: $800 minus a 20% sibling discount
Auditions are by appointment only, so please use the button below to schedule an audition. There’s no cost to audition, but if you decide to participate in the production, there’s an $800 tuition fee due at the first rehearsal. As with all of our productions, auditions simply help us cast kids in roles that challenge them, but also make sense for them.
Roles: Gomez Addams, Morticia Addams, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday Addams, Pugsley Addams, Lurch, Mal Beineke, Alice Beineke, Lucas Beineke, and The Addams Ancestors
One Normal Night
But Love Reprise
Gomez’s “What If”
The Moon and Me
Crazier Than You
Live Before We Die
Finale-When You’re an Addams
About The Addams Family
Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family whom her parents have never met. She confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before– keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.
We’re planning auditions for Legally Blonde for Saturday, November 16. This is a fully staged, off-Broadway production of the full-length Broadway show.
Rehearsals will be on Tuesdays and Saturdays beginning November 23rd. Six performances are planned for April 30th through May 3rd.
We will post more information about Legally Blonde as it becomes available. But if you don’t want to miss anything, you can can sign up for our e-mail updates. We’ll keep your address private and only use it to update you about auditions, open mics and other performance opportunities you may be interested in. That’s it.
If you decide to enroll in a Polaris show, with very few exceptions, you will be cast in the show. We ask you to audition so we can cast you in a role that best highlights your abilities, and helps you grow and develop as a performer.
The tuition fee for our off-Broadway productions is generally $800, and is due in full after you’ve been cast and have accepted your role. There is a 20% sibling discount.
About Our Auditions
Polaris auditions are not meant to be competitive and I don’t use them to turn kids away. I want as many kids as possible to experience the joy that musical theater can bring into their lives. I don’t want audition anxiety to stand between a young person and a potentially life-changing experience, so I work to make my auditions as friendly as possible.
My musical director and I use auditions to help us discover what an actor’s vocal abilities are, and to get a sense of who they are, so that we can cast them in roles that make the most of their unique gifts.
All kids are welcome. Polaris is inclusive, friendly, accessible, and dedicated to serving the families of our community.
To learn more about Polaris Productions, please visit out About page here.