Dancap Brings “The Addams Family” to Toronto

From a press release:

The Addams Family, a new musical comedy based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, will drop dead, ahem, drop down to the Toronto Centre for the Arts, November 16-27, 2011, as part of Dancap Productions’ 2010/2011 Best of Broadway Series.

“Having grown up with The Addams Family TV show, it was the weird and wonderful family dynamics that I loved the most” explained Dancap President, Aubrey Dan. “They may be quirky but they are also loveable, and there is no greater passion then the love Gomez feels for Morticia! This magnificently macabre musical actually reminds me of my own family, with less singing and dancing of course!”

The Addams Family, a new musical comedy based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, will drop dead, ahem, drop down to the Toronto Centre for the Arts, November 16-27, 2011, as part of Dancap Productions’ 2010/2011 Best of Broadway Series.

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.” Douglas Sills, a Tony Award nominee for The Scarlet Pimpernel, and Sara Gettelfinger, last seen on Broadway in A Free Man of Color and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, will star as Gomez and Morticia.

Joining them will be Tony Award nominee Martin Vidnovic as Mal Beineke, two-time Tony Award nominee Crista Moore as Alice Beineke, Blake Hammond as Uncle Fester, Pippa Pearthree as Grandma, Tom Corbeil as Lurch, Patrick D. Kennedy as Pugsley, Brian Justin Crum as Lucas Beineke and Cortney Wolfson as Wednesday. Portraying the ancestors are Ted Ely, Karla Garcia, Steve Geary, Victoria Huston-Elem, Patrick Oliver Jones, Lizzie Klemperer, Alexandra Matteo, Christy Morton, Brad Nacht, Rebecca Riker, Jonathan Ritter, Roland Rusinek, Geo Seery, Samantha Shafer and Jason Eric Testa.

The Addams Family musical has 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 has a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party). The production is directed and designed (sets and costumes) by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch with production supervision by Jerry Zaks, and choreography by Sergio Trujillo. The production also 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 Angelina
Avallone 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.

Dancap Productions Inc. presents
The Addams Family Musical
Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa, Directed by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch with Choreography by Sergio Trujillo Entire Production under the Supervision of Jerry Zaks Starring Douglas Sills and Sara Gettelfinger

Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5050 Yonge Street

November 16-27, 2011 • Tuesday – Sunday @ 7:30pm

Thursday, November 17, Wednesday, November 23, Saturday and Sunday @ 2pm

Opening Night: Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 7:30pm

Ticket prices range from $62-$180 including all service charges and HST

To order, visit www.DancapTickets.com or call 416.644.3665 or toll-free 1.866.950.7469 For groups of 12 or more, call 416.644.3666 or toll free at 1.866.960.7469 Official tour website: www.theaddamsfamilymusical.com,

  • Twitter
  • del.icio.us
  • Digg
  • Facebook
  • Technorati
  • Reddit
  • Yahoo Buzz
  • StumbleUpon

About Julie Nelson