They’re creepy and kooky, but the Addams Family, still has to deal with many of the same challenges faced by any other family, 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 Ohio 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.
Next week Ohio Performing Arts Institute brings the family to life in the original musical based on the single-panel cartoons of Charles Addams, which debuted in 1938 in The New Yorker magazine. This magnificently macabre new musical comedy is created by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, with music and lyrics by Drama Desk Award winner Andrew Lippa. Featuring a cast of amazing local talents from Springfield, Dayton, and even Westerville, The Addams family is directed and choreographed by D. Scot Davidge with musical direction by Jay Hale, both of Ohio Performing Arts Institute. This fun and quirky show will leave your family laughing, singing and tapping their toes.
Everything will change for both families on the evening the Addams clan hosts a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. In one fateful, hilarious night, secrets are disclosed, relationships are tested, and the Addams family must face up to the one horrible thing they’ve managed to avoid for generations: change.
Performances will be held at the Springfield City Schools John Legend Theater at The Dome March 16, 17 & 18 at 8:00pm and March 18 at 2:00pm. Tickets are $15 – $20 and are available at www.tututix.com/ohioperformingarts/ or by calling 855-222-2849, option 5
Come meet the family. We’ll leave the lights off for you.