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
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 Addams Family at Community Players Theatre is directed by Samantha Smith and
produced by Erica O’Neill & Darlene Lloyd.
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