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THE ADDAMS FAMILY - A new musical comedy

May, 2015

THE ADDAMS FAMILY - A new musical comedy

 

Wednesday–Friday, May 20–22: 8:00 pm, Sat., May 23: 2:00 pm

NEW VENUE for 2015: Tom Hendry Warehouse, 140 Rupert Avenue

Tickets: Adults $35 (+fees), Students $25 (+fees)

Available at the RMTC box office, by phone at 204-942-6537 online:  http://www.royalmtc.ca/addamsfamily

 

 

WINNIPEG, MB - In celebration of its 15th anniversary, Dry Cold Productions presents the western Canadian premiere of the The Addams Family. Based on the classic cartoon by Charles Addams, it is a hilarious and quirky show with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, Big Fish, revival of You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown) and a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice May 20 – 23 at the Tom Hendry Warehouse. 

 

The musical begins on a dismal day at the Addams Family’s manse.  Much to the shock of her family, 18-year-old daughter Wednesday is experiencing a surprising new sensation: she has fallen in love!  Lucas Beineke, the object of her affections, comes from a horrifyingly normal family and he and his parents Mal and Alice are on their way to the Addams’ estate to become better acquainted with the family over dinner.  Brother Pugsley, who has been ignored since Wednesday’s involvement with Lucas, begins to miss his daily torture sessions at the hands of his sister and pleads with her to torture him once more. Meanwhile, mother Morticia finds herself conflicted over her ever-maturing daughter’s newfound feelings, while oblivious father Gomez simply wishes things would remain the way they were.  As they question their own relationship, learn to relate to the Beinekes and cope with Wednesday’s romance, one thing is certain: the Addams Family will never be the same!

 

The Addams Family features a talented cast of well-known veterans and newcomers:

 

Gomez Addams – Kevin McIntyre  
Morticia Addams – Brenda Gorlick  
Wednesday Addams - Julie Lumsden    
Pugsley Addams – Mackenzie Wojcik  
Grandma Addams – Mariam Bernstein  
Uncle Fester – Stan Lesk 

Lurch – John Anderson  
Lucas Beinecke – Darren Martens  
Mal Beinecke – Sam Plett  
Alice Beinecke – Naomi Forman  
Ancestor Males – Rob Herriot, Aaron Hutton, Elliot Lazar & Chase Winnicky
Ancestor Females – Donnalynn Grills, Lara Ciekiewicz & Jacqueline Harding

 

The creative team is led by Dry Cold’s own Donna Fletcher directing, Music Director Andrew St. Hilaire, and Choreographer Robert Boge. It features the work of Set Coordinator Chris Thomson, Lighting Designer Larry Isacoff, Costumer Jan Malabar and Harlequin Costumes, Stage Manager Karyn Kumhyr and Apprentice Stage Manager Rachel Young.

 

Tickets are $35 (+fees) for adults and $25 (+fees) for students and are available in person at the RMTC box office, by phone at 204-942-6537 and on line at http://www.royalmtc.ca/addamsfamily

 

Founded by Donna Fletcher and Reid Harrison in 2000, Dry Cold has produced some of the finest contemporary musicals seen in Winnipeg. Recent productions have included the western Canadian premiere of The Light in the Piazza, a spectacular production of Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Follies, the sold-out hit of SondheimFest 2013 and, most recently, A Man of No Importance in May 2014.

For more about Dry Cold Productions, visit: www.drycoldproductions.ca

 
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