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The Addams Family- A New Musical Comedy

Evening Star Productions’ audiences are in for a fiendishly delightful treat beginning April 16th when Boca Raton’s Sol Theatre will host Charles Addams’ wonderfully bizarre musical The Addams Family- A New Musical Comedy.  The show, which marks South Florida professional premiere, will run through May 3rd.   

Charles Addams’ ghoulishly clever and devilishly satirical Addams Family cartoons first began appearing in the New Yorker magazine in 1938, and his characters captured the hearts and the humor of the American public almost immediately.  A close knit, loving family, with a few odd quirks – and a definite affinity for the bizarre and macabre – the Addams Family has appeared in a number of film and television adaptations since their debut, however The Addams Family – A New Musical Comedy is based on Addams’ cartoons, rather than any of the characters as they were portrayed in film or on television.   

Evening Star’s Artistic Director Rosalie Grant explains the reason she chose The Addams Family – A New Musical Comedy as the young company’s third outing of the season: “Designing Sol Theatre’s seasons is always a challenge,” she says.  “We need to include straight plays for young children and adults; musicals for children, teens and adults to perform in and audiences to enjoy; commedia one acts to tickle the funny bone; and edgy plays to create a little emotional havoc.  Our 2014 season was particularly important to me since it’s Evening Star’s sophomore outing.  I wanted to choose a musical that hasn’t been done by a professional theatre in South Florida, yet would provide us the opportunity to satisfy Evening Star’s mission statement at the same time as giving local performers and audiences something new.  There were a handful of musicals that fit this bill, but I kept coming back to The Addams Family – A New Musical Comedy It is being performed all over the country in high schools, and I can see how it is every high school director’s perfect choice for their drama programs … the music is difficult, the characters are iconic,  the costuming, make up, set just so much fun!  But why not let adults have a little fun with it?!  And,” she continues, “Judging by how our Addams Family rehearsals are going with the amazing cast we have put together I made the right choice!”

 Evening Star Productions’ The Addams Family – A New Musical Comedy will run from April 16 – May 3 at Sol Theatre in Boca Raton.  Tickets are $25 or $10 for students. Group rates are also available. Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased at the Sol Theatre box office at 561-447-8829 or on line at  Sol Theatre is located at 3333 North Federal Highway in Boca Raton (33431).