This was, of course, long before it was a park, when it was still wilderness. The family flourished for many generations, and eventually, a huge house was built where a great Spanish oak, the Addams Family Tree, had been planted to protect the ancestral graves from such annoyances as sunlight and tourists. As the curtain rises, the last dead leaf of autumn falls from the Family Tree, and all is right with the morbid, macabre world of Gomez, Morticia, Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and Lurch. They seem at peace, not just with each other and their inimitable, unchanging Addams-ness, but with their dead ancestors, too — who emerge from their graves on this night each year to join in this celebration of continuity. Those unchanging Addams family values are about to be tested.
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Cushioned by a bountiful box-office advance, it ran for 20 months — shorter than hoped for a starry show based on beloved characters, but hardly a flameout. Then things got interesting. Becoming one of the rare shows that retool and flourish after their New York debut, the musical has proved an enduring hit in youth and community theater productions and has played in more than three dozen countries. To fix it, the creative team had only four months — not enough time. These excerpts have been edited and condensed. OKEN I thought this was the kind of property where I should take a risk, and that the property was muscular enough to stand up to it.
The Addams Family is a musical stage show based on Charles Addams ' characters from the cartoons rather than the television and film characters. After a tryout in Chicago, the show opened on Broadway in April An original Broadway cast recording was released on June 8, Not originally created by Charles Addams, the Beineke family was introduced in the musical, as Wednesday and Lucas plan a dinner for their two families to meet. Coming from Ohio, they were described as "straight arrow Midwesterners. The ghoulish Addams family is visiting the graveyard for an annual gathering of all family members living, dead, and undecided to celebrate what it is to be an Addams " When You're an Addams ". Uncle Fester stops the Ancestors' return to their graves to enlist their help. He explains that Wednesday, under protest, has invited her new normal boyfriend, Lucas Beineke, and his parents, Mal and Alice, to dinner.
Featuring a family who live in an upside-down world where pain is joy, sad is happy and death and suffering are dreams to aspire to, The Addams Family brings the deliriously delightful world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and Lurch to spooky and spectacular life. The story is 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. 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 parents and comedic chaos ensues! Facebook - Instagram. Company Auckland Performing Arts Academy Duration 2 hours and 20 minutes including a 20 minute interval Restrictions Suitable for all ages. A definite must-see!