The colorful, kooky characters that make up the Addams Family have been popular for years. These dark characters with a fascination for the macabre have been seen in comics, in a television show, in movies, and now in a fun musical, onstage at Harnett Regional Theatre under the direction of Angela Martin. The musical, aptly… Continue reading HRT’s The Addams Family Is Kooky, Spooky, and Lots of Fun!
Songwriter Andrew Lippa and scriptwriters Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice’s wickedly funny musical adaptation of “The Addams Family” delivers macabre quips and quivers — and the occasional crossbow dart — much to the delight of the Durham Performing Arts Center audience this past Tuesday night. From the first familiar notes of the catchy “The Addams Family Theme” (by Vic Mizzy) from the 1964-66 television series to the final sepulchral chord, DPAC patrons were snapping their fingers and tapping their feet.
Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune described the original Broadway production of “The Addams Family” as “classic, full-tilt, fast paced, old-fashioned musical comedy!”; and John Simon of Bloomberg News called it “uproarious! A glitzy-gloomy musical entirely worthy of the macabre drawings by Charles Addams.”