The Addams Family Musical

By R. Elice, M.Brickman & Andrew Lippa 

WHO: Ages 12 to 14  WHEN: July 3-30, 2023  PRICE: $750

Join us for a four-week in-depth musical theatre experience for young people directed by Rubicon Youth Program alumnus and Pacific Conservatory Theatre (formerly PCPA) graduate Seryozha La Porte! This program introduces young actors to the deeper disciplines involved in putting on a musical production. Following the more rigorous schedule established for Musical Theatre Workshop, the middle school Musical Theatre Camp rehearses six days a week for seven hours each day. Through theatre games, dance training, vocal exercises and scene study, students learn and grow, preparing them for the more advanced levels of theatre. The camp culminates with live performances of a musical theatre production.

PERFORMANCES: July 28, 7 p.m., July 29, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and July 30, 2 p.m.

In its typical creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky fashion, the ghoulish Addams family is visiting the graveyard for an annual gathering of all family members, living, dead, and undecided, to celebrate what it is to be an Addams. However, the family encounters an unforeseen obstacle when Wednesday decides to introduce her new “normal” boyfriend Lucas to the family. In protest, Uncle Fester enlists the help of the Addams’ ancestors to call an end to the young budding romance. As Wednesday admits that she is falling in love, Morticia, Gomez, and Pugsley worry about her changing ways. As the families of Wednesday and Lucas come together for dinner one fateful evening, chaos ensues, and the two families find themselves admitting deep secrets and coming together in ways they never would have imagined. The Addams Family Broadway Musical tells the story of love and friendship through adversity, with a comical and macabre yet poignant spin.

Character Descriptions:

GOMEZ ADDAMS – a man of Spanish descent who takes great pride in his family and revels in all it means to be an “Addams.” He struggles with having to keep his daughters’ secret from his wife, whom he adores more than death.

MORTICIA ADDAMS – a woman who is attractive with a dry wit, the strength of the family. She holds the balance of power in the family and often seems like the only emotionally mature member of the clan. Feels her husband is hiding something from her and will use any tactic to lure the secret out.

UNCLE FESTER – the androgynous family member who serves as the musical’s narrator. He is larger than life, an energetic, joyous, child-like presence. A vaudeville-style comedian.

WEDNESDAY ADDAMS – an attractive girl who has the same dry wit and sensibilities of her mother. Finds love with a “normal” boy (Lucas) and wants to introduce his family to hers. Experiences the youthful drama that comes with first love. Lucas can actually put a smile on her face.

GRANDMA – a feisty, comedic 102-year-old woman. Fun and quirky, but don’t mess with Grandma.

PUGSLEY ADDAMS – a charming, funny, husky boy who loves being tortured by his sister. He wants to ensure he won’t lose his sister to her new boyfriend, so he takes matters into his own hands.

LURCH – very tall male character, the Addams’ butler who knows all. He speaks in moans and groans without being a cartoon-version of himself. His movement is always very slow.

MAL BEINEKE – stuffy father of Lucas and exasperated husband to his rhyming wife Alice. At one time, he was a follower of The Grateful Dead, but he has lost that side of himself. Always looking out for his family.

ALICE BEINEKE – mother of Lucas, devoted to her family so she puts aside her own desires. Quirky female who often speaks in rhyme. While at the Addams Family dinner party, she drinks a potion that causes her to let her hair down and speak her truth.

LUCAS BEINEKE – attractive young man. Fell in love at first sight with Wednesday Addams and plans to marry her. Experiences the youthful pain and drama of young love and struggles with the differences between his family and the Addams family.

ENSEMBLE (The Ancestors) – male and female ensemble singer/dancers who have a fun, energetic and quirky sensibility. The ancestors are featured in many scenes and song/dance numbers.