The Addams Family Are Coming!

December 1, 2011 Updated Dec 1, 2011 at 9:10 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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December 1, 2011 Updated Dec 1, 2011 at 9:10 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY ( WKBW / Buffalo Spree ) The Addams Family, those whacky characters from the popular cartoon featured in the New Yorker magazine, and popular television show from the 1960's, will arrive at Shea's next week.

Darwin McPherson from Buffalo Spree magazine gave Channel 7's Mike Randall a preview on "Eyewitness News This Morning!"

THE ADDAMS FAMILY

NATIONAL TOUR OF THE new MUSICAL comedy
COMES TO SHEA’S PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
DECEMBER 6-11, 2011

Buffalo,NY – Shea’s Performing Arts Center announced today that tickets for the new musical comedy THE ADDAMS FAMILY will go on sale to the public on Halloween, October 31, 2011. Ticket prices range from $32.50 to $72.50 and will available for purchase at 10 a.m. at the Shea’s Box Office (650 Main St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, by visiting www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Group orders of 15 or more may be placed by calling 716-829-1153.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY will play eight performances from Tuesday, December 6 through Sunday, December 11 at Shea’s Performing Arts Center. Performance schedule listed below:

Tues-Thurs Eve Dec 6-8 7:30pm
Fri-Sat Eve Dec 9-10 8:00pm
Sat-Sun Mat Dec 10-11 2:00pm
Sun Eve Dec 11 7:00pm

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 features a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. The production is directed and designed (sets and costumes) by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch with creative consultation by Jerry Zaks and choreography by Sergio Trujillo. The production features lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Acme Sound Partners and puppetry by Basil Twist. The production also features music supervision by Mary-Mitchell Campbell, music direction by Valerie Gebert, orchestrations by Larry Hochman, dance arrangements by August Eriksmoen, hair design by Tom Watson, make-up design by AngelinaAvallone and special effects design by Greg Meeh.

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.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY, now in its second year on Broadway, began performances in March 2010 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre where it has since grossed over $72 million. Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune described the production as “classic, full-tilt, fast paced, old-fashioned musical comedy!” and John Simon of Bloomberg News called it “Uproarious! A glitzy-gloomy musical entirely worthy of the
macabre drawings by Charles Addams.”

THE ADDAMS FAMILY is presented by Shea’s Performing Arts Center and Albert Nocciolino. It is sponsored locally by M & T Bank, Independent Health, The Buffalo News, and WKBW-TV.

For more information on THE ADDAMS FAMILY, visit theaddamsfamilymusicaltour.com or sheas.org