Shea's Presents: "The Addams Family"

December 7, 2011 Updated Dec 8, 2011 at 9:29 AM EDT

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December 7, 2011 Updated Dec 8, 2011 at 9:29 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY ( WKBW ) Actor who plays "Gomez Addams" visits Channel 7's "AM/Buffalo"

THE ADDAMS FAMILY, SHEA’S PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, DECEMBER 6-11, 2011 (8 performances). Tickets ($32.50 to $72.50) available by calling 1-800-745-3000, online at ticketmaster.com; and at Shea’s Ticket Office. Info: www.sheas.org.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story about Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, who 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 is based on the cartoons that began in the late 1930s by Charles Addams which later became a popular TV show in the 1960s. In a prolific career spanning six decades, Charles Addams created several thousand cartoons, sketches and drawings, many of which were published in The New Yorker. But it was his creation of characters that came to be known as The Addams Family 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.