Overview


Synopsis

In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams. Nonetheless, this quirky family still has to deal with many of the same challenges faced by any other family, and the spookiest nightmare faced by every family creates the focus Lippa, Brickman, and Elice’s musical: the Addams kids are growing up. The Addamses have lived by their unique values for hundreds of years and Gomez and Morticia, the patriarch and matriarch of the clan, would be only too happy to continue living that way. Their dark, macabre, beloved daughter Wednesday, however, is now an eighteen year-old young woman who is ready for a life of her own. She has fallen in love with Lucas Beineke, a sweet, smart boy from a normal, respectable Ohio family — the most un-Addams sounding person one could be! And to make matters worse, she has invited the Beinekes to their home for dinner. 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.


Characters

Male

Lead

Baritone, Bass

Female

Lead

Mezzo-Soprano, Alto

Female

Lead

Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano



Show Information

Music:
Lyrics:
Category
Musical
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
First Produced:
2010
Genres
Comedy, Dark Comedy
Settings
Contemporary, Multiple Settings
Time & Place
new york city. the present.
Cast Size
medium
Orchestra Size
Medium
Dancing
Some Dance
Ideal For
professional theatre, regional theatre, community theatre, university/college theatre, high school theatre
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, late teen, young adult, child, early teen, mature adult characters

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