"Addams Family" musical comes to Adler Feb. 11


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By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com
The bizarre, beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams will haunt the Adler Theatre on Feb. 11. Tickets ($37, $47 & $57) for "The Addams Family" are available at Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000, or the Adler box office, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport.

The musical -- which debuted on Broadway in March 2010 starring Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth -- ran through December 2011. 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" and a "glitzy-gloomy musical entirely worthy of the macabre drawings by Charles Addams."

"The Addams Family" features a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. The production is directed by Jerry Zaks with choreography by Sergio Trujillo.

In the story, Wednesday Addams 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 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.

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 been the inspiration for multiple television series and movies.

"The Addams Family" is part of the Broadway at the Adler Theatre season; the remainder of this season includes "Million Dollar Quartet" and "Hair." For more information, visit tafontour.com.



















 



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