Thursday, December 7, 2017

Stratford Playhouse's The Addams Family

Smash hit comedy combines creepy, kooky, mysterious and “ooky” The award-winning Stratford Playhouse has announced its rendition of the hilarious musical, The Addams Family, which will be performed Jan. 25 – Feb. 3, 2018.

The weird and wonderfully beloved Addams Family created by cartoonist Charles Addams comes to devilish life in this bright and comically macabre new musical. In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams.

Nonetheless, this quirky family still must deal with many of the same challenges faced by any other family, and the spookiest nightmare faced by every family: the Addams kids are growing up! Gomez and Morticia’s now 18-year-old daughter, Wednesday, upsets her family by bringing home her “normal” boyfriend and a big secret.

A zany night unfolds with the rest of the Addams clan, including little brother Pugsley, Uncle Fester, Grandmama and Lurch. Even Thing and Cousin It make appearances. The ensemble in this show features the Addams family ancestors who rise from the grave – ranging from Pilgrims to nurses and all the family characters in-between.

“The result is a truly witty and exhilarating show, full of satirical energy, superb musical numbers, much dancing (including, of course a tango), and hilarious one-liners all brought to life by an exceptional student cast, crew and impressive student orchestra,” Stratford Playhouse Director CeCe Prudhomme said.

“I know audiences both young and old will enjoy this hilarious and heartwarming story with all of their favorite Addams Family characters.” Tickets for The Addams Family are $17 and available for purchase online at, or at the Stratford Box Office.

Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Jan. 25-27 and Feb. 1-3, with matinee performances on Jan. 27 and Feb. 3 at 2:30 p.m. Performances will take place at Stratford High’s main stage theatre, 14555 Fern Drive. For more information or to buy tickets, go online or call 713-251-3449.

The Addams Family was written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice with music and lyrics by Tony-winning composer Andrew Lippa and presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide.


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