Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Broadway musical ‘The Addams Family’ coming to Williamsburg

Morticia and Gomez in Wburg
From television to Broadway and now Williamsburg, Morticia and Gomez Addams are at the helm of a distinct American family. (Photo courtesy College of William & Mary)

As a television show, it had a black-and-white vibe, a snappy theme song and characters with names such as Uncle Fester, Morticia and Wednesday.

Now, the Broadway version is coming to Williamsburg.

It’s “The Addams Family,” the award-winning musical comedy based on the characters made famous by the cartoonist Charles Addams.

Performances will run in Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall at the College of William & Mary from Nov. 10-13 and Nov. 17-20 at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays.

The production features student performers and musicians, with a set designed by Dave Schuhy, costumes by Patricia Wesp and lighting by Steve Holliday, a member of the William & Mary faculty.

The original Broadway version of “The Addams Family,” which featured Nathan Lane as Gomez and Bebe Neuwirth as Morticia, won the 2010 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Set Design, according to a release.

Tickets cost $20 for adults, $16 for members of the military and $12 for students and children. Groups of 10 more more patrons can buy $15 tickets. Tickets are available at Phi Beta Kappa Hall, 601 Jamestown Rd., Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on the day of the show from 10 a.m. until 30 minutes after curtain.

Patrons can also buy tickets by phone, 757-221-2674, or online at http://www.wm.edu/boxoffice.

Joan Quigley
Joan Quigley
Joan Quigley is a former Miami Herald business reporter, a graduate of Columbia Journalism School and an attorney. Her writing has appeared in the Washington Post, TIME.com, nationalgeographic.com and Talking Points Memo. Her recent book, Just Another Southern Town: Mary Church Terrell and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Nation’s Capital, was shortlisted for the 2017 Mark Lynton History Prize. Her first book, The Day the Earth Caved In: An American Mining Tragedy, won the 2005 J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award.

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