Monday, February 2, 2015

OPENING: THE ADDAMS FAMILY – THE MUSICAL at Mercury Theater

Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue, presents the spooky kooky production of THE ADDAMS FAMILY – THE MUSICAL. The weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life on January 28th and will be laid to rest on April 5th, 2014. ChiIL Mama and the kids can't wait to check it out and we'll be there for opening night to review for you. 


THE ADDAMS FAMILY – THE MUSICAL runs January 28th through April 5th 2014. Curtain times are Wednesdays at 7:30pm, Thursdays at 3pm (2/8 thru 3/1) and 8pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm and Sundays at 3pm and 7pm (3/5 thru 4/2).


Individual tickets range from $25-$65, and are available online at www.MercuryTheaterChicago.com, over the phone at 773.325.1700, or in person at 3745 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago.

This musical previewed in Chicago before to moving to Broadway. After Broadway, the show was dramatically re-written by its creators with the support of veteran director Jerry Zaks. THE ADDAMS FAMILY-THE MUSICAL is now a wholly new musical which Chicago audiences haven’t seen. Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune described THE ADDAMS FAMILY – THE MUSICAL as a “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.”

This magnificently macabre new musical comedy is created by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, and Drama Desk Award winner Andrew Lippa. The production will be led by Jeff Award winners L. Walter Stearns (Director), Eugene Dizon (Musical Direction), and Brenda Didier (Choreography).

THE ADDAMS FAMILY – THE MUSICAL is 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 – THE MUSICAL stars Karl Hamilton (Mamma Mia in Las Vegas) as Gomez with Rebecca Prescott (How the Grinch... at Madison Square Garden) as Morticia. The family includes Harter Clingman (Peter and the Starcatcher Tour) as Uncle Fester, Dara Cameron (Marriott’s Hero) as Wednesday, Brennan Dougherty (Mercury’s The Christmas Schooner) as Pugsley, Jeff Diebold as Lurch and Amanda Hartley as Granny. The “square” family who dine with the Addams include Jeff Award winner Cory Goodrich, Jason Grimm and Henry McGinniss. The ghostly chorus of Addams Ancestors includes Sarah Hayes, Leah Morrow, Jared Rein, Tyler Sawyer Smith, Alexander Walker, Lucy Zukaitis.

The spooktacular production is designed by Jeff Award winning scenic designer Robert Knuth, costumes by Frances Maggio, lighting by Nick Belley, sound by Mike Ross and magic by Neil Tobin.
   
The beautifully renovated Mercury Theater Chicago is an intimate jewel box of a theater in the heart of the Southport Corridor, a sophisticated neighborhood of restaurants and boutiques just steps from Wrigley Field. A delightful theater destination, Mercury Theater Chicago takes care of its guests from the moment they arrive with valet service, dining at its adjoining restaurant, Deleece. 

Under the leadership of Executive Director L. Walter Stearns, Mercury Theater Chicago will follow THE ADDAMS FAMILY– THE MUSICAL with RING OF FIRE: THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH opening on April 30th 2015.

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