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Closed October 23, 2013

A glitzy-gloomy musical entirely worthy of the macabre drawings by Charles Addams. You'll conclude that the stage was their destiny!

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Why See The Addams Family?

The Addams Family is on tour and hits the Miller Auditoriumin Kalamazoo, MI, Closed October 23, 2013

They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky - c'mon, you know that tune! A dream cast takes on the quirky characters in a new and original Addams Family tale.

As the musical begins, there are storm clouds gathering over the Addams Family home. Wednesday is falling in love, young Pugsley, jealous of his sister's attention, begs her to keep torturing him severely, while mother Morticia fears being upstaged and discarded by her daughter's lurch into womanhood... like yesterday's roadkill.

But when outsiders come to dinner, the events of one night will change forever this famously macabre family - a family so very different from your own - or maybe not.

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Performance date: 22 October 2013


Suitable for the whole family

Run time

Two hours and 35 minutes, which includes a 15-minute intermission

Cast and Creative


Douglas Sills - Gomez
Sara Gettelfinger - Morticia
Martin Vidnovic - Mal Beineke
Gaelen Gilliland - Alice Beineke
Blake Hammond - Uncle Fester
Pippa Pearthree - Grandma
Tom Corbeil - Lurch
Patrick D. Kennedy - Pugsley
Brian Justin Crum - Lucas Beineke
Cortney Wolfson - Wednesday


Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Directed and designed (sets and costumes) by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch
Production supervision by Jerry Zaks
Choreography by Sergio Trujillo



2 Nominations

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre: Music & Lyrics: Andrew Lippa

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical: Kevin Chamberlin

What you thought

15 reviews, average rating: (4.3 Stars)

4.5 star rating

Elyse: “Wonderful”

Absolutely wonderful . I couldn't have enjoyed it more. Thank you so... more

Meghan Lima: “Better Than Original Cast”

What a great show! Catchy music, great acting and amazing sets. The... more

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