Charles Addams created several thousand cartoons, sketches and drawings — many of which were published in The New Yorker — in a prolific career spanning six decades. It was his creation of characters that came to be known as The Addams Family that brought Addams his greatest acclaim. Addams’ drawings have entertained millions worldwide and served as the inspiration for multiple television series and motion pictures.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY features 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. As 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. It’s a family portrait that’s completely off the wall.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY began performances on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in March, 2010 and immediately became one of Broadway’s biggest hits. Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune described the production as “classic, full-tilt, fast paced, old-fashioned musical comedy!” John Simon of Bloomberg News called it “uproarious! A glitzy-gloomy musical entirely worthy of the macabre drawings by Charles Addams.”
THE ADDAMS FAMILY features book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch directed and designed (sets and costumes) the production, with production supervision by Jerry Zaks and choreography by Sergio Trujillo. THE ADDAMS FAMILY features lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Acme Sound Partners and puppetry by Basil Twist.
Single tickets for THE ADDAMS FAMILY start at just $25. To charge by phone, call Denver Center Ticket Services at 303.893.4100. TTY (for Deaf and hard-of-hearing patrons): 303.893.9582. Groups of 10 or more, please call 303.446.4829. Additionally, tickets may be purchased at the Denver Center Ticket Office, located in the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex lobby. Buy and print online at www.denvercenter.org/addamsfamily.
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PERFORMANCE DATES June 19-July 1
Saturday & Sunday 2pm