One line from the delightfully macabre new touring production of The Addams Family sums up the basic premise of the show: “When you’re an Addams, the standard answers don’t apply.”
The easy answer is that they’re not your average family. You might be right in hoping they never move in next door, but they definitely won’t overstay their welcome at the Fox Cities P.A.C. February 26 – March 3, 2013. After what Variety called “scary reviews” in Chicago and New York, the creative team went back to the drawing board and has created a touring musical that lives up to the family name.
The Addams Family – husband and wife Gomez and Morticia, the kids Wednesday and Pugsley, and extended family, Uncle Fester, Grandma and Lurch – were the brainchildren of cartoonist Charles Addams. They’ve existed in various forms in his cartoons since the 1930s, but finally were adopted as The Addams Family for the 1960s. Since then, his oddly charming family has been featured in multiple television series and motion pictures.
So why are they so popular? Well, just because the Addams aren’t normal, doesn’t mean they don’t have normal problems. In this production, Wednesday, the ultimate princess of darkness, has a met a boy – a respectable boy she plans to marry as long as her family doesn’t scare him off. Honestly, is there anything scarier than meeting the in-laws?
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