They're Creepy and they're kooky
The ghoulish Addams Family is in for quite a shock in this brand-new staging of the Tony-nominated musical from Phoneix Productions! When Wednesday Addams announces that she has a normal human boyfriend, and worse still, he's coming round for dinner with his parents, the Addams decide to put on a feast he'll never forget!
Created by Jersey Boys scribes Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, this macabre treat first opened on Broadway in 2000 and has gone on to become a musical of choice for local theaters countrywide. The Tony-nominated, finger-clicking score comes courtesy of Andrew Lippa, whose music was most recently heard on Broadway in Big Fish. Mercury Executive Director L. Walter Stearns directs.
What is the story?
The Addams Family are a little, well, different. They live in a ghostly old building, are never seen wearing anything other than black, and may not all be completely human. So it's to the family's horror that the youngest daughter Wednesday announces one day that she has a 'normal' human boyfriend called Lucas. Agreeing to make the best of this ghastly situation, Gomez and Morticia Addams grudgingly invite Lucas' parents over for dinner. As you might expect, the evening doesn't go quite according to plan...