Tuesday, September 16, 2014

They're creepy and they're kooky: "The Addams Family" opens ACT's 69th season

Asheville Community Theatre is opening its 69th season with the WNC Premiere of the musical comedy The Addams Family. Featuring an original story with both classic and new characters, The Addams Family is the perfect Halloween treat for the entire family.  The Addams Family opens October 3, 2014 and runs through October 26, 2014 with performances Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 pm and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 pm. Tickets are available online, over the phone, or in person at the Asheville Community Theatre Box Office.  

“The timing couldn’t be better to see The Addams Family. We think it’s the perfect show for October,” said Susan Harper, Managing Director of Asheville Community Theatre.  “Plus, it’s wonderful to open a season with the energy that such a large cast brings to the building!”

The creepy and kooky Addams family comes to devilishly delightful life in this new musical comedy. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with Lucas, a young man from a “normal” family – or as Wednesday puts it: “We’re who we are, and they’re from Ohio.” When the families meet, what follows is strange and sweet!
Asheville Community Theatre’s production of The Addams Family is directed by Jerry Crouch who has helmed plenty of musical hits for ACT including recent productions of Cabaret, Hairspray, and Chicago.  Musical direction is by Anne Schwabland, and choreography is by Tina Pisano-Foor. Bradshaw Call (Spamalot, Guys and Dolls) stars as Gomez Addams opposite Rachelle Roberts (Chicago, Oliver!) as Morticia. They are joined onstage by a cast of 27, which includes many ACT veterans (Dianne Chapman, Jacob Walas, Leslie Lang) as well as newcomers to the ACT stage. The set is designed by Jill Summers with costumes by Deborah Austin.

“The cast sounds great and looks fantastic singing this Broadway blockbuster music,” said director Jerry Crouch. “That’s hardly a surprise, though, since the music is led by Anne Schwabland and the dazzling dancing is choreographed by Tina Pisano-Foor.”

For more information about The Addams Family or about Asheville Community Theatre, please visit www.ashevilletheatre.org.

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