Kooky, Spooky, All Together Ooky - The Addams Family Broadway Musical to Be Presented by 4 Community Theatre in Orono
“They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re altogether ooky!” The Broadway musical sensation The Addams Family is on stage at the Orono High School Auditoriu July 19 through 29. Matthew Downs and Jody Harmon star in this musical comedy that brings the beloved and bizarre first family of comedy to life, complete with show-stopping musical numbers, a visually beautiful set by Greg Vanselow, lighting by Ashley Stock and costumes by Mary Senneka. Don’t miss the show that Bloomberg News declared, “Uproarious! A glitzy-gloomy musical entirely worthy of the macabre drawings by Charles Addams.”
From the creators of the Jersey Boys’ Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice and Drama Desk Award-winning composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa, the frightfully delightful world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and Lurch come to spectacular life in this story, based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles Addams. The magnificently morbid family is put to the test when outsiders come to dinner, hurling them into a night that will change their lives forever.
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 The Addams Family characters that brought him his greatest acclaim. His unique drawings combined the twisted, macabre and just plain weird with charm, wit and enchantment. They have entertained millions worldwide and served as the inspiration for multiple television series, motion pictures and, now, a new stage musical.
Tickets for The Addams Family go on sale June 1. Performances are Friday through Sunday. July 19-29. Ticket information is available through the 4CT website, http://www.4communitytheatre.org/Current_Show.html