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Otterbein University Theatre Presents 'The Addams Family'

Otterbein University Theatre Presents 'The Addams Family'


Otterbein University Theatre opens its 2016-17 season with the musical, The Addams Family, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22; 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25; and 8 p.m. on Sept. 23-24 and Sept. 29-Oct. 1 in the Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St. Tickets cost $30. Call 614-823-1109 or visit www.otterbein.edu/drama.

This musical comedy brings The New Yorker cartoonist Charles Addams’ darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and, of course, Lurch to spooky and spectacular life. It’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a man her parents have never met, and rumor has it that he’s normal! Morticia and Gomez just want to continue living amongst death, pain and suffering the way they always have, but everything is bound to change on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s new beau and his parents.

The production is directed by Otterbein Professor Christina Kirk, chair of the Department of Theatre & Dance. Her directing credits include The Living Theatre, New Dramatists, and assisting Liviu Ciulei at Arena Stage. Her favorite directing projects at Otterbein include The Caucasian Chalk Circle, King Richard III and Nine.

Tickets are $30 each and can be reserved by calling the Otterbein University box office at (614) 823-1109 or purchased online at www.otterbein.edu/drama. The box office is open 12-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to performances. The box office is located in Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St.

DETAILS:

Otterbein University Theatre & Dance and the Department of Music present:

The Addams Family

A NEW MUSICAL

Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice

Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Based on Characters created by Charles Addams

 

Sept. 22-25 and Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2016

Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St., Westerville 

 

PRODUCTION TEAM

Director: Christina Kirk

Music Director: Lori Kay Harvey

Choreographer: Stella Hiatt Kane

Scenic Designer: Rob Johnson

Costume Designer: Julia Ferreri

Lighting Designer: Dana White

Sound Designer: Doc Davis

 

PRINCIPAL CAST LIST

Gomez Addams.............................................................................. Jack Labrecque

Morticia Addams.............................................................................. Morgan Wood

Uncle Fester........................................................................................ Chris Marth

Grandma............................................................................................ Aubree Tally

Wednesday Addams......................................................................... Leah Windahl

Pugsley Addams.............................................................................. Dana Cullinane

Lurch................................................................................................. Jacob Sundlie

Lucas Beineke (Wednesday’s beau).......................................................... JT Wood

Mal Beineke (Lucas’ father)............................................................. David Buergler

Alice Beineke (Lucas’ mother)....................................................... Lottie Prenevost

The Ancestors:.................. Matt Gittems, Abigail Isom, Caroline Kane, Lauren Kent,

Trey Plutnicki, Jenna Miller, Daria Redus, Reuben Reese, Andre Spathelf-Sanders,

Luke Stewart, Natalie Szczerba

 

PERFORMANCE INFORMATION

Thursday, Sept. 22*, 7:30 p.m.Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St., Westerville

* Opening night, reception to follow performance

Friday, Sept. 23, 8 p.m., Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St., Westerville

Saturday, Sept. 24, 8 p.m., Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St., Westerville

Sunday, Sept. 25, 2 p.m., Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St., Westerville

Thursday, Sept. 29, 8 p.m., Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St., Westerville

Friday, Sept. 30, 8 p.m., Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St., Westerville

Saturday, Oct. 1, 8 p.m., Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St., Westerville