The dark, spooky world of America’s strangest family will close out the 76th season of the the Marshall Artists Series at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 28, when The Addams Family comes to the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center.
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, as an added complication, 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.
The Addams Family was an immediate hit from the time it debuted on Broadway in March 2010 to its closing in December 2011. Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune described the production as “classic, full-tilt, fast paced, old fashioned musical comedy!” John Simon of Bloomberg News called it “uproarious! A glitzy-gloomy musical entirely worthy of the macabre drawings of Charles Addams.”
Charles Addams had a prolific career which spanned six decades, but it was his creation of the characters that became known as The Addams Family that brought him his greatest acclaim. With a unique style that combined the twisted, macabre and just plain weird with charm and wit, Addams’ drawings entertained millions worldwide and served as the inspiration for multiple television series and motion pictures.
Sponsors for The Addams Family include Huntington Federal, Kendall York Dentistry, KEE 100, Oldies 97.1, WTCR, WSAZ, Herald Dispatch, Marshall University, MU College of Fine Arts and the Marshall Artists Series.