Coralville – Remember The Addams Family? They were a creepy, kooky clan first brought to us in Charles Addams’ comics for The New Yorker. This strange, dark, but somehow lovable family then became a television series, a Saturday-morning cartoon, several popular movies, a video game or two, and now they’re back in a Broadway musical.
It seems daughter Wednesday Addams has grown up and fallen in love. Her boyfriend, Lucas, is bringing his parents to have dinner at the Addams abode, and she wants everyone to simply “act normal.” Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley, and the rest do their best to comply with her wishes…but they aren’t exactly an average, ordinary family.
The show was written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with Tony-Award nominated music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, Big Fish). Many of the City Circle teens who brought us last summer’s spectacular production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood have returned for this show, and Patrick DuLaney is back in the director’s chair. He has double-cast all the major parts, so there will be two versions of the show to enjoy. He says, “It’s been a singular joy to work with both these casts, watching them unlock their own versions of the crazy Addams Family dynamic. We’re seeing two pretty distinct shows develop, and that is so exciting!”
The Addams Family runs for one weekend only, June 19-21 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. Shows are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30pm and Sunday afternoon at 2:00pm. Tickets are available online at coralvillearts.org or at the box office at (319) 248-9370.
Ticket prices are:
Premium Seating: $27
Seniors & Students: $17
Children 10 & Under: $12
Prices include a $2 facility fee.
A special Kids’ Matinee has been added on Friday, June 19 at 1:00pm. Tickets will go on sale for this special event on June 3, and the prices will be:
Adults & Seniors: $15
Children & Students: $5
The cast of The Addams Family will perform at the Iowa City ArtsFest Street Stage on Saturday June 6, along with singers from the City Circle Rising Star Cabaret. For more information, go here.