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The Addams Family - A Musical

  • Whidbey Island Center for the Arts 565 Camano Ave Langley, WA, 98260 United States (map)

Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Based on Characters created by Charles Addams

Directed by Lani Brockman

The Addams Family is a smash-­hit musical comedy that brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and, of course, Lurch to spooky and spectacular life. Rather than a restaging of the classic and beloved television series, this production stays true to the characters of the original while launching an updated storyline: Wednesday Addams, darkly morbid daughter of the clan, is now all grown up, in love, and secretly engaged to a decidedly “normal” young man. What could possibly go wrong? When the two families gather for dinner a clash of cultures, personalities, and family expectations erupts, with both humorous and poignant results for all.

When asked how this show differs from the popular television series, director Lani Brockman, founder and Artistic Director of Studio East in Kirkland, replied, “It’s a musical, for one, which gives the audience the opportunity to hear through song what is going on in the minds of these wonderfully-weird family members. The characters are iconic and I have kept them true to their original movie and TV series selves, but hopefully, you are seeing a little more humanity in them as well as hilarity. With any show there is a story yet to be told. That’s super important to me. I hope the audience walks away grinning from ear to ear. On a deeper level, I’d like the audience to realize that no matter how ‘weird’ or ‘normal’ we are, we all experience the same needs, wants, and hopes: we all need love, we all want acceptance, and we all hope for our own personal version of happiness. Experiencing the Addams family’s troubles for a couple of hours hopefully gives us the ability to look at our own lives from a different angle, and perhaps gain some perspective.”

This magnificently macabre new musical comedy is created by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, and Drama Desk­-winning composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party) who writes:

"The unknown may be frightening, the darkness overwhelming but if we don’t run from it, we may see our mysterious, miraculous lives finally illuminated.  If we move towards the darkness, we might find love and acceptance…for when it is dark enough, we can see the stars."

Come meet the family for an offbeat, wildly fun holiday treat.  We’ll leave the lights off for you!

Cast:
Morticia:  Jennifer Bondelid
Gomez:  Jim Castaneda
Mal: Bob Atkinson
Alice:  Katie Woodzick
Grandma:  Melanie Bacon
Lurch:  Kevin Lynch
Lucas: Marshall Link
Fester: Kent Junge
Puglsey:  Austin Morehouse
Wednesday: Erica Major

Ancestors/Ensemble:
Brian Burroughs
Tess Caldwell
Jim Carroll
John Han
Ashley Klimper
Kathy Link
Kathryn Lynn Morgen
Megan Parker
Morgan Pullom
Susan Sandri
 

December 4th - 19th, 2015
Friday & Saturday @ 7:30 / Sunday @ 2:00
Uncle Fester's Ooky Saloon Opens one hour before each performance

Opening Night Art Gallery Reception at 6:00 PM


Adult $24 / Senior $20 / Youth $17 / Military $20 / Matinee $17

PURCHASING TICKETS

Click Here for Online Purchases
Via Phone: Please Call the Box Office at
800.638.7631 or 360.221.8268
In Person: Visit the Box Office at
565 Camano Ave, Langley, WA 98260

**Online Tickets Purchases are available until 12-Noon the day of the show.**

BOX OFFICE HOURS:
Wednesday through Saturday
1pm - 6pm
and 2 hours before every show

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
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Earlier Event: November 21
A Walker Family Thanksgiving - SOLD OUT
Later Event: December 5
The Addams Family - A Musical