The Addams Family Musical Theater Summer Camp

Join the Choir School of Delaware in the heart of Wilmington, DE for a magical, musical, and spooky summer camp experience! Spend your summer performing in the hit musical comedy The Addams Family. We will put on a fully-staged musical with a professional orchestra in just five weeks.

Whether you’re a singer, dancer, actor, or in the tech booth, there’s a place for YOU! All are welcome.

Facts At-A-Glance

Camp Dates:

June 26 – July 28, 2023

Camp Times:

Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm


Thursday, July 27 and Friday, July 28, 2023

Camp Location:

The Choir School of Delaware, 2013 Market St. Wilmington, DE 19801

Age Eligibility:

Students entering grade 6 – Class of 2023 high school graduates


Must want to sing and dance. Prior experience is not required.

Cost to Families:

Camp is tuition-free. An optional $200 field trip fee will allow the student to participate in Friday field trips.

Once on This Island (2022) Photos

Musical Theater Training

At the Choir School of Delaware, we are proud to present an annual musical production which we prepare over the course of camp. Music from the show is taught and rehearsed in music class. The afternoons are filled with rehearsals for not only music, but also dance, scene work, and other related preparations for the musical. 

This year’s show is The Addams Family. Past Choir School summer productions include Once on This Island (2022) and Sister Act (2021).

The final performances are open to the public. Tickets on sale now!

About the Show

The Addams Family, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday 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.


A primary focus during summer camp is preventing the dreaded summer slide. Our academic courses help keep students’ skills fresh so that when they return to school in the fall, they pick back up right where they left off or better!

On Monday through Friday mornings, students in grades 6-9 have classes of ELA and Math along with other enrichment activities including music class, arts and crafts, science experiments, and other project based learning opportunities. Students in grades 10-12 spend time working on PSAT/SAT prep with a focus on the math and English skills needed to succeed on the test. Camp faculty also offer classes that focus on analysis of themes in the musical, self-esteem, and life skills.

We’ve partnered with Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc. to provide PSAT/SAT preparation.


All who want to be part of this summer camp experience are welcome! Space is limited, so enroll today to guarantee your spot. No audition is required unless you wish to be considered for a lead role. 

To enroll, complete the interest form:

After the interest form is completed, we will contact you to coordinate the submission of:

  • Full Enrollment Form
  • Copy of report card or most recent grade report
  • Completed Child Health Appraisal Form (click to download)
  • Payment of $200 Field Trip Fee, if applicable

Optional Add-Ons

Field Trips

Field Trips take place weekly on Fridays. This year’s field trips will take us to the Philadelphia Zoo, the Air and Space Museum, a field day at New Castle Battery Park, and rink skating! There is a $200 fee for field trip participation.

Camp T-Shirts

Each camper receives one camp t-shirt for free. They will be asked to wear it to camp occasionally. Some parents prefer to have one or two extras on hand.

If you will want an extra t-shirt for your child, please order during enrollment to guarantee that we have one available!

Questions or concerns? Contact Malcolm S. Richardson, Director of Education and Programming, at or 302-543-8657.

Auditions are not required for camp enrollment. All campers will automatically be members of the show ensemble.

An audition is only required if you wish to be considered for the following lead or supporting roles:

  • Gomez Addams
  • Morticia Addams
  • Wednesday Addams
  • Mal Beineke
  • Fester Addams
  • Alice Beineke
  • Pugsley Addams
  • Lucas Beineke

Lead role auditions will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2023 from 10am-2pm. RSVP for the audition day or request an alternate time by completing the form below.

Audition Location: The Choir School of Delaware, 2013 N Market St, Wilmington, DE

At your audition, please be ready to:

  • Sing a prepared song from The Addams Family
    • All soprano/alto voices should prepare “Pulled”
    • All tenor/bass voices should prepare “Happy Sad” 
    • Scores for practice are available (clink to download)
    • The Choir School will provide an accompanist
  • Participate in a cold read of an excerpt from the script of The Addams Family
    • A cold read is when an actor reads aloud from a script with no practice or study in advance. 
    • The Choir School will provide the text during your audition.
  • Sing some simple vocal exercises to demonstrate your range.
  • Discuss your interest in the show and any prior theater experience.

Note: We understand that summer is a busy time for families and you may have vacations scheduled. Please know that your/your child’s availability may impact how you are cast in the show. Attendance at daily rehearsals is important for everyone, but it is especially critical for lead and key supporting roles.

Questions? Contact Malcolm Richardson, Director of Education and Programming, at or 302-543-8657.

Get paid to be in The Addams Family this summer!

The Young Artists Program at the Choir School of Delaware is an opportunity for high school students with an interest in performing arts careers to develop their performance and teaching skills while earning a wage. Young Artists will serve as leaders in our summer production of The Addams Family.

All local teen artists who are considering careers in theater, music, and/or dance are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Young Artists Program Fast Facts


June 26 – July 28, 2023

Camp Hours:

Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm



Age Eligibility:

Ages 14+ through 2023 high school graduates

Location Eligibility:

Delaware resident

Work Location:

The Choir School of Delaware, 2013 Market St. Wilmington, DE 19801

Young Artists will receive:

  • Opportunities for musical theater performance in The Addams Family
  • Private instruction and coachings from respected musical theater professionals
  • Mentorship and workshops to prepare for auditions
  • Courses focused on college and career readiness in the arts
  • Hands-on leadership opportunities 
  • Resume writing workshops

Job Duties:

  • Participate in all Musical Theater Summer Camp programming, including rehearsal and performance of The Addams Family and PSAT/SAT prep
  • Be a leader to all campers in your participation, focus, and attitude
  • Assist with leadership of workshops and classes
  • Assist with tasks around camp, including room setup and supervision of younger campers
  • Serve as a junior camp counselor and group leader during Friday field trips
  • Other duties as assigned by faculty

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be 14 years of age or older
  • Must be in high school or a 2023 grad
  • Must reside in Delaware
  • Must have open availability during camp hours
  • Must have a desire to sing, dance, and act
  • Must have a 2.0 GPA (C average) or higher
  • An interest in pursuing a career in the performing arts is a plus
  • Prior experience in musical theater productions is a plus, but not required

BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) artists are strongly encouraged to apply.

How To Apply:

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Space is limited and applications are competitive. To apply, please complete this form:

After you complete the form, we will contact you about next steps. Applicants will participate in a resume writing workshop, interview, and orientation.

Questions? Contact Malcolm Richardson, Director of Education and Programming, at or 302-543-8657.

The Choir School of Delaware is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on

The Young Artists Program at Musical Theater Summer Camp is made possible through partnerships with the City of Wilmington, Delaware and the New Castle County Workforce Development Program.