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By Sarah Storkin
Observer Staff Writer 

SamoHi Theatre Knocks Em Dead with "The Addams Family Musical"

"They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky, they're altogether ooky – The Addams Family!"

 

Mary Leipziger

Wednesday Addams is played by junior, Benni Ruby Safchik (in black) Lucas Beineke is played by senior, Owen Halpert.

The ghoulish Addams family is visiting the graveyard for an annual gathering of all family members (living, dead, and undecided) to celebrate what it is to be an Addams ("When You're an Addams"). Uncle Fester stops the Ancestors' return to their graves to enlist their help. He explains that Wednesday, under protest, has invited her new (normal) boyfriend, Lucas Beineke, and his parents, Mal and Alice, to dinner. While torturing Pugsley on a rack, Wednesday admits that love is pulling her in a new direction ("Pulled"). Meanwhile, Wednesday's parents, Morticia and Gomez, worry about her changing ways ("Where Did We Go Wrong").

As the Beinekes arrive, Wednesday and Lucas instruct their families to act normal so they can all enjoy a simple dinner ("One Normal Night"). But the moment Lurch ushers the Beinekes into the mansion, tensions begin to mount. Mal wants to tear down the old house, Alice begins to spout happy poems at random, Pugsley, Fester, and Grandma fail at acting normal, and Wednesday, after wearing black for eighteen years, appears in a bright yellow dress.

"They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky, they're altogether ooky – The Addams Family!"

Mark your calendars & get your tickets today! –

Enter the frightfully delightful macabre world of THE ADDAMS FAMILY as classic characters Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Lurch, Fester and Grandma Addams come to life in this all-new hit musical filled with show-stopping musical numbers, amazing makeup and costumes, and tons of comedic chaos!

Prepare to be entertained by this hilarious musical accompanied by the Samohi Pit Orchestra. Come see what happens when grown-up Wednesday Addams, the ultimate "princess of darkness", falls in love with a sweet young man from a respectable "normal" family.

You don't want to be caught dead without tickets! Go to samohitheatre.org to select your seats in advance. Tickets are $15 adults, $10 students & seniors 65+, online and at the door.

Mary Leipziger

In the background are the Addams Family Ancestors Scene: Opening of Act 2.

The Addams Family musical comedy on The Addams Family characters created by Charles Addams, which depict a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre. Although numerous film and television adaptations of Addams' cartoons exist, the musical is the first stage show based on the characters.

Broadway musical THE ADDAMS FAMILY at Samohi's Barnum Hall February 28th and 29th at 7:00 pm; March 1 at 5:00 pm; and March 6 and 7 at 7:00 pm.

Broadway musical THE ADDAMS FAMILY at Samohi's Barnum Hall February 28th and 29th at 7:00 pm; March 1 at 5:00 pm; and March 6 and 7 at 7:00 pm.

Meet the Addams Family!

Gomez Addams: Ethan Dale Morticia Addams: Karly Kato Bang

Fester: Emily Barrett Lurch: Colin Inatsugi

Wednesday Addams: Benni Safchik Pugsley Addams: Eve Davidson

Grandma: Cydney Merritt And the Addams Family Ancestors

Musical opens Friday Feb. 28th at 7pm. Please visit SamoHiTheatre.org for advanced tickets, with reserve seating

 

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