THE ADDAMS FAMILY Goes On Sale 11/16 in Appleton
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by BWW News Desk
The 2013 national tour of the new musical The Addams Family, based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, will play the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center February 26 - March 3, 2013 as part of the Kimberly-Clark Broadway Across America – Fox Cities Series.
Individual tickets for The Addams Family go on sale Friday, November 16 at 10:00 a.m. and start at $54. Tickets may be purchased at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center's ticket office and online at foxcitiespac.com. To charge tickets by phone, call Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787. Orders for groups of 10 or more may be placed by calling (920) 730-3786. Group discounts and additional fees may apply.
The Addams Family, which began performances in March 2010 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and ran through December 2011, 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, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. The production is directed by Jerry Zaks with choreography by Sergio Trujillo. Production design (sets and costumes) by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch with set adaptations by James Kronzer. The production features lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Craig Cassidy 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.
In a prolific career spanning six decades, Charles Addams created several thousand cartoons, sketches and drawings, many of which were published in The New Yorker. But it was his creation of characters that came to be known as The Addams Family that brought Addams his greatest acclaim. With a unique style that combined the twisted, macabre and just plain weird with charm, wit and enchantment, Addams' drawings have entertained millions worldwide and served as the inspiration for multiple television series and motion pictures.
The Addams Family tour for North America is produced by Phoenix Entertainment, Stephen B. Kane and Michael McFadden, by special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide. International productions have been announced for Brazil (March 2012) and Australia (March 2013) with others to be announced shortly. For more information, visit tafontour.com.
The performance schedule for The Addams Family will be Tuesday - Friday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The Fox Cities P.A.C. is located at 400 West College Avenue, Appleton, WI.
The Addams Family is part of the Kimberly-Clark Broadway Across America – Fox Cities Series, which is supported by the title sponsor, Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Partial support for open captioning during the Saturday matinee performance is provided by Octoberfest.