NEW BRUNSWICK—State Theatre will present the national tour of the musical The Addams Family, based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, for three performances, Friday, Oct. 25, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 26, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. A free Pre-Performance Insights lecture is available for each performance, one hour prior to show time at the United Methodist Church, located at 323 George Street. The Addams Family performances are sponsored by Magyar Bank. Tickets range from $35-75.
The cast includes Jesse Sharp and KeLeen Snowgren as Gomez and Morticia, Shaun Rice as Uncle Fester, New Jersey resident (Avon-by-the-Sea) Amanda Bruton as Grandma, Jennifer Fogarty as Wednesday, Sam Primack and Jeremy Todd Shinder as Pugsley, Dan Olson as Lurch, Mark Poppleton as Mal Beineke, Blair Anderson as Alice Beineke, and Bryan Welnicki as Lucas Beineke. Portraying the ancestors are James Michael Avance, Chloe O. Davis, Jake Delaney, Lexie Dorsett, Aaron Fried, Elizabeth Hake, Julia Lancione, Katie Mebane, Galloway Stevens and Julio Cataño Yee.
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 parents.
The Addams Family features a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. The production is directed by Jerry Zaks with choreography by Sergio Trujillo. Production design (sets and costumes) by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch with set adaptations by James Kronzer. The production features lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Craig Cassidy and puppetry by Basil Twist.
For tickets or more information, call the State Theatre ticket office at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit www.StateTheatreNJ.org.
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