The Addams Family – The Musical
$17, Students $13
Come and see The Addams Family – The Musical this fall leading the 2017-2018 season. This weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life on the Orcas Center’s main stage. The musical will run for 6 performances. Samuel Pettit directs an all-island cast with music director Jim Shaffer-Bauck.
Wednesday Addams is all grown up and on her 18th birthday invites her normal boyfriend and his normal family from Ohio to dine with her quirky relations. What should be an evening of family meeting family turns into a night of chaos, lies, mayhem, truths, silliness and fun. It is a lesson on love and being true to yourself taught as only the Addams Family can.
The Addams Family is a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and the book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. The show is based upon The Addams Family characters created by Charles Addams in his single-panel gag cartoons, which depict a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre. The production has won numerous awards and has been nominated for several others.
Orcas Center welcomes guest director and choreographer from Seattle, Samuel J. Pettit. Sam has worked as choreographer and director on “Legally Blond,” “Oliver,” “Pirates of Penzance,” “Anything Goes,” “Peter Pan,” “Pippi Longstocking,” “Annie,” “Little Shop of Horrors,” “Seussical,” “The Addams Family” and others. Currently, he is Associate Artistic Director of Studio East Theatre and has been teaching theatre for 13 years and is the co-founder of ‘Origami Girl Productions’, voted ‘Best of Fest’ at the Seattle Fringe Festival.