The devilishly, delightful dysfunction of The Addams Family comes to life in a new musical by authors Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. The original play based on the T.V. classic has been given a modern twist- Gomez and Morticia’s once perfectly creepy daughter Wednesday has done the unthinkable by bringing home a nice, normal boy from a respectable family. The freaky fun begins when the Addams household is turned downside up as they are forced to host a dinner party for Wednesday’s new beau and his parents.
Grandma-ma, Pugsley, Lurch and Uncle Fester all crawl out of the woodwork in a show that has been pleasing the crowds of the Great White Way for over a year. Music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa will have the audience snapping their fingers to the theme song that even Thing has memorized.
New Orleans is the first stop for the traveling cast that is part of Broadway Across America, a program that makes sure live theater is available in over 40 cities from coast to coast. The curtain goes up at Mahalia Jackson Theater beginning September 15, 2011 and is sponsored by East Jefferson General Hospital. The production is choreographed by Sergio Trujillo and is directed by Phelim McDermott & Julian Crouch.
WHEN: September 15 through September 24, 2011, show times vary
Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts
1419 Basin Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
TICKETS: Ticket prices start at $30 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster online or by calling 800-745-3000.