Addams Family opens at the Fabulous Fox
THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a new musical based on
the bizarre and beloved family of characters
created by legendary cartoonist Charles
production will begin performances September
27 at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis
for 16 performances through October 9.
THE ADDAMS 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 weren't upsetting enough, 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
In a prolific career spanning six decades,
Charles Addams created several thousand
cartoons, sketches and drawings, many of
which were published in The New Yorker.
But it was his creation of characters that
came to beknown as The Addams Family that
brought Addams his greatest acclaim. With a
unique style that combined the twisted,
macabre and just plain weird with charm, wit
and enchantment, Addams’ drawings have
entertained millions worldwide and served as
the inspiration for multiple television
series and motion pictures.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY features a book by
Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and music
and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. The production
is directed and designed (sets and costumes)
by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch with
creative consultation by Jerry Zaks and
choreography by Sergio Trujillo.
The production features lighting design by
Natasha Katz, sound design by Acme Sound
Partners and puppetry by Basil Twist.
The production also features music
supervision by Mary-Mitchell Campbell, music
direction by Valerie Gebert, orchestrations
by Larry Hochman, dance arrangements by
August Eriksmoen, hair design by Tom Watson,
make-up design by Angelina Avallone and
special effects design by Greg Meeh.
Joining the previously announced Tony Award®
nominee Douglas Sills as Gomez and Sara
Gettelfinger as Morticia are Tony Award®
nominee Martin Vidnovic as Mal Beineke,
two-time Tony Award® nominee Crista Moore as
Alice Beineke, Blake Hammond as Uncle
Fester, Pippa Pearthree as Grandma, Tom
Corbeil as Lurch, Patrick D. Kennedy as
Pugsley, Brian Justin Crum as Lucas Beineke
and Cortney Wolfson as Wednesday. Portraying
the ancestors are Ted Ely, Karla Garcia,
Steve Geary, Victoria Huston-Elem, Patrick
Oliver Jones, Lizzie Klemperer, Alexandra
Matteo, Christy Morton, Brad Nacht, Rebecca
Riker, Jonathan Ritter, Roland Rusinek, Geo
Seery, Samantha Shafer and Jason Eric Testa.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY tour is produced by Stuart
Oken, Roy Furman, Michael Leavitt, Five Cent
Productions, Stuart Ditsky/AdamDitsky,
Stephen Schuler, Eva Price, James L.
Nederlander, Stephanie P. McClelland,
Pittsburgh CLO/Gutterman/Deitch, Vivek
Tiwary/Jamie deRoy/Carl Moellenberg and Mary
Lu Roffe, by special arrangement with
Elephant Eye Theatrical. International
productions have been announced for Brazil
(March,2012) and Australia (March, 2013)
with others to be announced shortly.