Addams Family-2015

 A NEW MUSICAL

Book by MARSHALL BRICKMAN and RICK ELICE

Music and Lyrics by ANDREW LIPPA

Based on characters Created by Charles Addams

Originally produced on Broadway by Stuart Oken, Roy Furman, Michael Leavitt, Five Cent Productions, Stephen Schuler, Decca Theatricals, Scott M. Delman, Stuart Ditsky, Terry Allen Kramer, Stephanie P. McClelland, James L. Nederlander, Eva Price, Jam Theatricals/Mary LuRoffe, Pittsburgh CLO/Gutterman-Swinsky, Vivek Tiwary/Gary Kaplan, The Weinstein Company/Clarence, LLC, Adam Zotovich/Tribe Theatricals 

By Special Arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical

SYNOPSIS

ACT 1

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. 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. Meanwhile, Morticia and Gomez worry about her changing ways.

As the Beinekes arrive, Wednesday and Lucas instruct their families to act normal so they can all enjoy a simple dinner. 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. Later, Lucas and Wednesday, away from their families, reveal that the reason they brought their families together is to announce that they are getting married. Gomez and Mal share a drink and Alice admits to Morticia that her marriage to Mal has grown passionless. Pugsley is worried that Wednesday’s lovelife means she won’t torture him anymore and he steals a potion from Grandma after she reveals it will bring out someone’s dark nature. Pugsley plans to slip it to Wednesday at dinner .

At dinner, “The Game” is played, where each person at the table, discloses a secret, Gomez tries in vain to placate Morticia, Uncle Fester admits he’s in love with the moon, in a mix-up, Alice drinks Pugsley’s potion and in front of everyone declares her marriage to Mal a loveless mess as she reveals her misery and woe. As Mal, humiliated, attempts to leave with his family, Wednesday announces that she and Lucas are getting married, to which Lucas sheepishly agrees. Chaos engulfs both families, and Uncle Fester, trying to be helpful, instructs the Ancestors to create a sudden, terrible storm, trapping everyone in the mansion for the night.

ACT 11

During the storm, Wednesday tries to leave, but Lucas wants to stay and work things out with their families, leading the pair to have their first fight. Later, Morticia fears she is no longer relevant to her own family, and reminds herself that death is waiting for her. Uncle Fester calls for an interlude as he plays his ukulele, singing a love song to the Moon.

Walking out in the yard, Wednesday runs into Gomez, he is happy she’s found someone to love, yet sad that his daughter is growing up, Wednesday is left worrying that she and Lucas are too different. Then as a show of trust, Lucas blindfolds Wednesday and lets her shoot an apple off his head with a crossbow, she succeeds and we see the warring couples, Wednesday and Lucas, Alice and Mal, have made their peace. Gomez discovers Morticia is about to leave and woos his wife, as he first did one night many years before, with Tango de Amor…Morticia cannot resist.

With all the couples reunited, Pugsley admits to slipping the potion to Alice, but is congratulated since it brought everyone together. As the families sing one last ballad, they are all shocked as Lurch sings out loud for the first time, just as a puff of smoke is seen on the moon, signalling Fester has just landed on the moon.

CAST of CHARACTERS

THE ADDAMS FAMILY

Gomez

Benn Williams / Dan Williams

Morticia

Bethany Williams-Potter / Elinor Crane

Fester

William Turrell  / Robert Parker

Grandma

Sophie Williams / Grace Davies

Lurch

Henry Whittaker / Jordan Williams

Wednesday

Safara Halpin-Jones / Nichola Clarke

Pugsley

Osian Llyr Radford / Harry Williams-Potter

Gomez stunt double: Sean Williams

THE BEINEKE FAMILY

Lucas

Aled Owen / Thomas Miles

Alice

Anne Price / Zoe Way

Mal

Steffan Hughes / Cuan Rowlands

VOCAL SOLOISTS

Bride………………………….Chelsea Axon              Indian…………………………………..Elicia Axon
Cave Man………………..Oliver Goulstone             Gambler……………………………..Cayo Hemming
Conquistador………..Rhys Horton                       Flight Attendant………………Cerys James     
Soldier.……………………….Oliver John                 Flapper………………………………….Mared Jones
Puritan………………………..Angharad Maynard    Courtesan…………………………..Carys Neal
Grim Reaper……………..Daniel Ream                 Saloon Girl………………………….Gabby Roberts Jones
 

HOLLYWOOD FOLLIES

Clementine Griffiths, Ffion James, Cerys Jennings, Celyn Jones, Catrin Lewis, Maja Pickles

ENSEMBLE

Amy Bond, Dan Bond, Georgia Coverdale, Luke Curtis, Mollie Curtis, Leon Davis, Phoebe Davis, Georgia Fearn, Kelila Fraser-Morgan, Zakia Howell, Harry John, Elysia Jones, Phoebe Jones, Taran Jones, Laura Massocchi, Ffion Moore, Martha Morgan, Alice Morris, 

Anna Parker, Owen Preece, Millie Saddler, Jamie Waters, Lauren Waters

ADDAMS JUNIORS

Lucia Almeida Davies, Ela Bowen-Price, Anna Conti, Neve Conti, Ruby Dragone, Anna Edwards, 

Steffan Williams-Evans, Ben Jones, Owen Parker, Finn Radford, Henry Saddler, Sam Smith.

The Addams Family List of Musical Numbers

Act 1

Overture………………………………Orchestra

When You’re An Addams…………..The Addams Family & Full Company

Fester’s Manifesto…………………..Fester & The Ancestors

Two Things…………………………..Gomez

Wednesday’s Growing Up………….Gomez

Trapped……………………………….Gomez

Honour Roll…………………………..Pugsley

Pulled…………………………………Wednesday & Pugsley

One Normal Night…………………..The Addams Family & Full Company

But Love Reprise 1………………….Fester & The Ancestors

But Love Reprise 2………………….Fester & The Ancestors

Secrets………………………………..Morticia & The Hollywood Follies

Gomez’s What If……………………..Gomez

What If…………………………………Pugsley

Full Disclosure Part 1………………..Full Company

Waiting…………………………………Alice

Full Disclosure Part 2………………..Full Company

Act 2

Just Around The Corner……………..Morticia

The Moon And Me……………………Fester & The Hollywood Follies

Happy Sad…………………………….Gomez 

Crazier Than You…………………….Wednesday, Lucas, Alice & Mal

Not Today……………………………..Gomez

Let’s Live Before We Die……………Gomez & Morticia

Finale: Move Toward The Darkness.Lurch & Full Company