Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and is dating a normal boy from a respectable family. Is the rest of her strangely macabre family ready for this?
The Addams Family — A New Musical is running for five nights and two afternoon matinees at the Capitol Theatre until Sunday, May 28.
“Even though there are themes of death, it’s really about love,” says producer Sydney Black, who also plays Morticia Addams. “Love is at the heart of it and I think that we just really needed to have a show that pushes that message forward, especially nowadays.”
The show is based on comedic characters created in the 1930s by Charles Addams who have over the decades gone through a variety of iterations in cartoons, movies, and television.
“I think the audience is really going to be delighted visually with the beautiful set and the costumes,” says Black. “We’ve definitely are doing a different kind of set than we usually do. And they are going to hear beautiful harmonies.
“I just I think that people’s hearts are just going to burst open.”
The production is directed by Lindsay Clague with musical direction by Malaika Horswill, choreography by Mackenzie Hope, set design by Eric Galbraith, and costume design by Kyla Hurst.
The production is based on the book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with lyrics by Andrew Lippa.
Tickets are available at capitoltheatre.ca or at the box office.