The Addams Family coming to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts 10/25-30/11

The Addams Family coming to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
October 25-30, 2011.
Tickets start at $27 and may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at www.arshtcenter.org.

The Broadway in Miami 2011-2012 subscription season is made possible with the generous support of Bank of America and is presented by Florida Theatrical Association, Broadway Across America and the Adrienne Arsht Center.

“We’re excited about the new Broadway in Miami season and are proud of our continued partnership with the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts,” said Gene Schaefer, market president, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. “Building on the popularity of the Broadway in Miami series, this season’s exciting line-up promises to be a huge success for the Center and our community. We’re proud to be a part of it.” Rehearsals for the tour begin today in New York City. Joining the previously announced Tony Award nominee Douglas Sills as Gomez and Sara Gettelfinger as Morticia are Tony Award nominee Martin Vidnovic as Mal Beineke, two-time Tony Award nominee Crista Moore as Alice Beineke, Blake Hammond as Uncle Fester, Pippa Pearthree as Grandma, Tom Corbeil as Lurch, Patrick D. Kennedy as Pugsley, Brian Justin Crum as Lucas Beineke and Cortney Wolfson as Wednesday. Portraying the ancestors are Ted Ely, Karla Garcia, Steve Geary, Victoria Huston-Elem, Patrick Oliver Jones, Lizzie Klemperer, Alexandra Matteo, Christy Morton, Brad Nacht, Rebecca Riker, Jonathan Ritter, Roland Rusinek, Geo Seery, Samantha Shafer and Jason Eric Testa. As previously announced, the production will begin performances September 15 and open September 23 at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts in New Orleans before continuing on to over 30 additional major markets across North America.

The Addams Family, now in its second year on Broadway, began performances in March 2010 at the Lunt- Fontanne Theatre and immediately became one of Broadway’s biggest hits. Chris Jones of The Chicago Tribune described the production as “classic, full-tilt, fast-paced, old-fashioned musical comedy!” and John Simon of Bloomberg News called it “uproarious! A glitzy-gloomy musical entirely worthy of the macabre drawings by Charles Addams.”

The Addams Family features a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. The production is directed and designed (sets and costumes) by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch, with creative consultation by Jerry Zaks and choreography by Sergio Trujillo. The production features lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Acme Sound Partners and puppetry by Basil Twist.

The Addams Family features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

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