Coming Soon: The Addams Family at Community Players Theatre

Posted by: Darlene Lloyd - June, 13th 2019 @ 02:12 pm

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Buh-Da-Da-Dum (Snap Snap)…Community Players Theatre presents The Addams Family, a

musical comedy based on the kooky and ghoulish American family originally created by Charles

Addams. With an affinity for all things spooky and macabre, the Addams’ live a life where to

be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their

dreams.

 

This hilarious adaptation opens Thursday, July 11 with a pay-what-you-can preview

performance at 7:00 p.m. The show runs three weekends in July (July 12-14, 18-21 & 25-28, 2019). Thursday–Saturday performances are 7:30 p.m. and Sunday performances are 2:30 p.m.

 

Performances are held at Community Players Theatre at 201 Robinhood Lane in Bloomington.

Tickets are $18 for Adults, $16 for Seniors/Students/Active and Retired Military and $8 for

Children 10 and under. Tickets can be purchased online at communityplayers.org, at the box

office, or by calling (309) 663-2121.

 

The Addams Family

 

Though The Addams Family seems to live in a world upside-down from our own, this quirky

household still has to deal with many of the same challenges faced by any other family, such as,

the kids are growing up. While mom and dad (Morticia and Gomez Addams) are more than

happy to continue living by their unique, if not bizarre, family values, their beloved daughter

Wednesday is grown up and ready to start living a life of her own. She has fallen in love with a

boy named Lucas—a sweet, smart boy from a “normal” family. When she invites him and his

parents over for dinner, embarrassment and hilarity ensues as secrets are disclosed,

relationships are tested, and the Addams’ come face-to-face with one of the spookiest

challenges of all: change.

 

An original cast featuring Nathan Lane as Gomez, The Addams Family musical opened on

Broadway in April 2010 with a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and music and lyrics

by Andrew Lippa. Featuring songs to match each character’s personality, the lively score

encompasses a variety of musical themes, from slower ballads to vaudeville to jazz and swing.

As John Simon with the Bloomberg News reviewed, “The whole show is a ménage-a-trois of the

ghastly, the ghostly and the side-splitting…the songs really shine: Melody, too, has risen from

the dead.”

 

The Addams Family at Community Players Theatre is directed by Samantha Smith and

produced by Erica O’Neill & Darlene Lloyd.

 

Cast

 

Gomez Addams: Nick Benson

Morticia Addams: Kallie Bundy

Wednesday Addams: Peyton Tongate

Pugsley Addams: Rowan Loseke

Fester Addams: Bruce Parrish

Grandma Addams: Trisha Bagby

Lurch: Nick Seaman

Lucas Beineke: Zach Hendricks

Alice Beineke: Lauren Hickle

Mal Beineke: Robert Collier

Ancestors (Ensemble): Lauren Duquette, Kathryn Edwards, McKenzie Landers, Humberto Giles-Sanchez, Jessa Hendricker, Kendra Baca, Jay Hartzler, Dayne Hennenfent