'Addams Family' Comes to Keith in April

Updated 7 years ago by Angela Jones, Marshall Artists Series

Footage from the new musical hit The Addams Family, starring Nathan Lane and Bebe Neurwith, on Broadway.The Broadway, smash-hit musical comedy THE ADDAMS FAMILY brings the dark, spooky world of America’s strangest family to life while closing out the Marshall Artists Series 76th season Sunday, April 28 at 7 p.m. at 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 if that weren't upsetting enough, 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 began performances in March 2010 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and ran through Dec. 2011. Immediately becoming one of Broadway’s biggest hits, 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, in a prolific career spanning six decades, created several thousand cartoons, drawings and sketches, many of which were published in The New Yorker. It was his creation of the characters that became known as The Addams Family, however, that brought Addams his greatest acclaim. With a unique style that combined the twisted, macabre and just plain weird with charm, wit and enchantment, Addams’ drawings have entertained millions worldwide and served as the inspiration for multiple television series and motion pictures.


Ticket prices for THE ADDAMS FAMILY are $58, $50 and $45. Tickets can be purchased at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center Box Office, by phone at 304-696-6656 or online at ticketmaster.com.


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.

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