Theater/Dance/Performance Art

Theater: The Addams Family

When: Tue., Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m., Wed., Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m., Thu., Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Oct. 14, 8 p.m., Sat., Oct. 15, 2 & 8 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 16, 1:30 & 7 p.m. 2011

Blumenthal's Broadway Light series takes a creepy and kooky turn this week. The Addams Family musical, created by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, takes the freaky fam we all came to love from Charles Addams' cartoons and TV/movie spinoffs and puts them directly in the spotlight within the confines of Ovens Auditorium. How Wednesday Addams could get a nice, normal guy - Lucas Beineke from Ohio - for a boyfriend never ceases to amaze me. But nonetheless, that's what happens, and when the couple's "undying" (pun intended) love grows stronger, a dinner social between the two families is in order at the cobweb-infested mansion. Luckily the outcome is more believable. This will be one of the most deviant, disastrous dining experiences ever. Cheers to that.

Anita Overcash


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