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Otterbein University Theatre Presents The Addams Family

September 08, 2016
Otterbein University

Westerville, OH—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

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