"This musical comedy takes all the wonderful things we know about 'The Addams
Family' and moves the story forward," said Craig Rich, director of the play and chair of CLC's Theatre Department.
Cast members of The Addams
Family in rehearsal (l to r: Honor Stobart, Lilia Immanuel, Bede Doe, Imogen Stobart) Photo Credit: Ben Squire
Family' will hit the theatres on October 11, 2019.
A glitzy-gloomy musical entirely worthy of the macabre drawings by Charles Addams
Newton weaves an interesting mystery as we, along with Emily Addams
, try to figure out just who poisoned Peter Elliott and why.
The set is beautiful, Diego Pitarch has designed a ramshackle and glittery, gothic, stage version of the Addams
house pulled from the comic strip, it even has a haunted painting; likewise his costume designs - in their costumes the ancestors/ghosts bring a sparkle to being dead.
Telling the story of Wednesday Addams
, a princess of darkness with a shocking secret, when her father Gomez learns that she has fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family, he must do something he's never done before - keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia.
First staged on New York's Broadway in 2010 with Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth, The Addams
Family was a huge success and picked up a handful of awards.
Les Dennis as Fester in the musical version of The Addams
Family at the Birmingham Hippodrome
Based on Charles Addams
's cartoons of the 1930s, 18-year-old Wednesday wants to marry all-American boy Lucas, whose straightlaced parents come to dinner.
The spooky family created by Charles Addams
were first cartoon characters before being adapted as a black and white TV series in the 1960s.
Reigning queen of Halloween Morticia Addams
is in vogue again with her gothic icy-yet-seductive look.