Thursday, 14 February 2013
The Addams Family broadway musical comes to Sydney, Australia
This morning The Addams Family (the musical) held a media call and rehearsed at the ABC Studios.
Dozens of news media including Music News Australia turned up and covered the highly acclaimed show.
From what we saw it looks like the musical lives up to the hype and this may be the best international musical which tours Australia this year.
Fun, quality and brings back memories from when many Australians used to watch the show in its television format. Mark it in your diaries.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY, Broadway's musical comedy based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, will have its Australian premiere in Sydney on Saturday 23 March 2013 at Sydney's Capitol Theatre.
Playing the lovable and bizarre characters Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and of course, Lurch will be John Waters, Chloë Dallimore, Russell Dykstra, Teagan Wouters, Ben Hudson and Meredith O'Reilly. The cast playing the members of the "other" family are Tony Harvey (Mal Beineke), Katrina Retallick (Alice Beineke), & Tim Maddren (Lucas Beineke).
THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story and it's every parent'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. For parents Gomez and Morticia, it's a shocking development that turns the Addams house upside down when they are forced to host a dinner for the young man and his parents.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY is directed by Broadway legend Jerry Zaks.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY Opens 23 March in Sydney.
About the show...
The Addams Family, Broadway’s smash hit musical comedy brings the deliriously delightful world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and Lurch to spooky and spectacular life.
Starring John Waters, Chloë Dallimore and Russell Dykstra, The Addams Family will make its Australian premiere in Sydney in March 2013 at the Capitol Theatre.
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. 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.
2 hours and 35 minutes (including one 20 minute interval)
The Addams Family musical official website
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