The Lenfest Center for the Arts
"The Addams Family, A New Musical" Robert O. and Elizabeth M. Bentley Musical 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 2 p.m.
Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Johnson Theatre, Lenfest Hall
Robert O. and Elizabeth M. Bentley Musical
Presented by the Department of Theater, Dance, and Film Studies
and by the Department of Music
Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Based on characters created by Charles Addams
Directed by Rob Mish
Choreography by Jenefer Davies
Presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide.
Charles Addams’ creepy, kooky and often demented characters made their debut in the New Yorker magazine in 1938. Not widely known is that the pen and ink humorist had some demented issues of his own, but he still knew the meaning of family, even if his version was a topsy-turvy one.
From the printed page to television to motion pictures this inversion of the typical American family has found its way to the musical stage with a modern Broadway score, imaginative special effects and our favorite mysterious and spooky characters.
We find Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Wednesday and the rest in a fractured Romeo and Juliet tale – without the tragic stuff! Tangos, swordfights, lightbulbs, graveyards, preciously dead flowers, and ah, the French! They’re all here. Come join us for a musical perfect for the Halloween season.
Tickets are required.
W&L Faculty & Staff $11
W&L Student/Student $5
University Swipe Available
Tickets are forfeited if not seated 5 MINUTES prior to curtain time.