They’re creepy… and they’re kooky…and they’re back!
Charles Addams’ weird and wonderful family comes to life in this
award-winning musical comedy.
THEATRE FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!
March 12, 2015
BOCA RATON, FL: Evening Star Productions’ audiences are in for a fiendishly delightful treat beginning April 16th when Boca Raton’s Sol Theatre will host Charles Addams’ wonderfully bizarre cast of characters known as The Addams Family. The award-winning musical – the show’s South Florida professional premiere – will run through May 3rd.
Charles Addams’ ghoulishly clever and devilishly satirical Addams Family cartoons first began appearing in the New Yorker magazine in 1938, and his characters captured the hearts and the humor of the American public almost immediately. A close knit, loving family, with a few odd quirks – and a definite affinity for the bizarre and macabre – the Addams Family has appeared in a number of film and television adaptations since their debut, however The Addams Family – A New Musical Comedy is based on Addams’ cartoons, rather than any of the characters as they were portrayed in film or on television.
Evening Star’s Artistic Director Rosalie Grant explains the reason she chose The Addams Family – A New Musical Comedy as the young company’s third outing of the season:
“Designing Sol Theatre’s seasons is always a challenge,” she says. “We need to include straight plays for young children and adults; musicals for children, teens and adults to perform in and audiences to enjoy; commedia one acts to tickle the funny bone; and edgy plays to create a little emotional havoc. Our 2014 season was particularly important to me since it’s Evening Star’s sophomore outing. I wanted to choose a musical that hasn’t been done by a professional theatre in South Florida, yet would provide us the opportunity to satisfy Evening Star’s mission statement at the same time as giving local performers and audiences something new. There were a handful of musicals that fit this bill, but I kept coming back to The Addams Family – A New Musical Comedy. It is being performed all over the country in high schools, and I can see how it is every high school director’s perfect choice for their drama programs … the music is difficult, the characters are iconic, the costuming, make up, set just so much fun! But why not let adults have a little fun with it?! And,” she continues, “Judging by how our Addams Family rehearsals are going with the amazing cast we have put together I made the right choice!”
Samantha Streich, who will play Morticia Addams agrees:
“I think the audience will really connect with this show,” she says. “It’s nostalgic, because these people and their charmingly morbid family are so familiar for so many, but that’s not to say that there won’t be some surprises. It pays homage to them in a really unique and fun way.”
George Macia is looking forward to his turn as Gomez Addams:
“He’s a very passionate and romantic character who surrounds himself with things that resemble death and darkness,” he explains. “Yet, he is very much in love with life, living, and loving. He is very educated, charismatic, witty, and elegant in his own very unorthodox way. As an actor this is a very exciting role to play”, he continues, “Because it covers lots of ground. It’s got humor, a bit of drama and great language fusion in its musical score and script.”
Evening Star’s other Addams Family members include Gisbert Heuer as Uncle Fester, Nicole Minardi as Grandma, Nicole Kinzel as Wednesday Addams, Tony Smyth as Pugsley Addams, Christopher Lam as Lurch, Murphy Hayes as Mal Beineke, Ember Everett as Alice Beineke, and Christopher Mitchell as Lucas Beineke. Lito Becerra, Robyn Eli Brenner, Steven Michael Kennedy, Brooke Hall, Sofia Manolesco, and Denise Michelle have also been cast.
Evening Star Productions’ The Addams Family – A New Musical Comedy will preview on April 16, and run from from April 17 – May 3 at Sol Theatre in Boca Raton. Tickets are $25 or $10 for students. Group rates are also available. Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased at the Sol Theatre box office at 561-447-8829 or on line at www.eveningstarproductions.org. Sol Theatre is located at 3333 North Federal Highway in Boca Raton (33431).
The Addams Family – A New Musical Comedy
Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams
Preview Performance: April 16
Runs: April 17 – May 3, 2015
Tickets: $25 ($10 for students)
For tickets: 561-447-8829 / www.eveningstarproductions.org
Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 7 pm
Saturday & Sunday at 2 pm
All performances at
3333 N. Federal Highway
Boca Raton, FL 33431
“Gomez and Pugsley are enthusiastic. Morticia is even in disposition, muted, witty, sometimes deadly. Grandma Frump is foolishly good-natured. Wednesday is her mother’s daughter. A closely knit family, the real head being Morticia—although each of the others is a definite character—except for Grandma, who is easily led. Many of the troubles they have as a family are due to Grandma’s fumbling, weak character. The house is a wreck, of course, but this is a house-proud family just the same and every trap door is in good repair. Money is no problem…” Charles Addams
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