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They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky, they're all together ooky...and they've arrived in Toronto! The Addams Family opened Wednesday night at The Toronto Centre for the Arts, giving Toronto audiences the chance to see a new and revamped version of the show currently running on Broadway.

The musical version of The Addams Family is based more on the classic Charles Addams cartoons then the television series everyone has come to know, so audiences should be prepared to learn a bit more about the kooky clan as their characters become more fleshed out and explored in this new production.

The stellar cast is led by the deliciously dark Douglas Sills and Sara Gettelfinger (who's costume alone is worth the price of admission) as Gomez and Morticia Addams, parents struggling with the knowledge that their daughter Wednesday (a vocally outstanding Cortney Wolfson) is growing up and falling in love. Rounding out the family are Blake Hammond as Uncle Fester, Pippa Pearthree as Grandma, Patrick D. Kennedy as Pugsley and Tom Corbeil as Lurch.

Where this show truly succeeds is that it puts family dynamics in the forefront, using the trials and tribulations of dealing with a teenaged girl who is growing up and falling in love as the heart and soul of the piece. This works remarkably well, giving a show that could have been all bad one-liners and fancy sets and costumes real heart. Plus, how often do you get to clap, tap and snap along to great theme music with 1000 other people? Grab your tickets now, and get ready to da-da-da-dum snap snap!

When and Where?
The Addams Family

The Toronto Centre for the Arts
Nov 16th - 27th

Tickets range from $62 to $180 and can be purchased in person at the box office, by phone at 416-644-3665 or online at http://www.dancaptickets.com/pages/addams

All photos by Racheal McCaig Photography

 

Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Opens in Toronto

Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Opens in Toronto
Aubrey Dan

Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Opens in Toronto
Aubrey Dan introduces Peter Deiwick to sing the National Anthem

Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Opens in Toronto
The Cast of The Addams Family

Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Opens in Toronto
The Cast of The Addams Family

Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Opens in Toronto
Douglas Sills and Sara Gettelfinger

Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Opens in Toronto
The Cast of The Addams Family

Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Opens in Toronto
The Cast of The Addams Family

Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Opens in Toronto
The Cast of The Addams Family

Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Opens in Toronto
The Cast of The Addams Family

Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Opens in Toronto
The Cast of The Addams Family

Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Opens in Toronto
Cortney Wolfson

Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Opens in Toronto
Crista Moore, Martin Vidnovic and Brian Crum

Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Opens in Toronto
Blake Hammond

Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Opens in Toronto
Blake Hammond

Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Opens in Toronto
The cast of The Addams Family at the post-show reception

Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Opens in Toronto

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Kelly Cameron Kelly Cameron's love affair with the theatre began when she was just five years old, on an outing to see the Original Canadian Cast of Les Miserables at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto. She instantly fell in love, and is honoured to be representing the Toronto contingent of BroadwayWorld as Senior Editor overseeing the GTA region.

Her writing career started almost by accident, though it has always been in her blood as her Mom was an English teacher who firmly believed in the importance of being able to turn a phrase. She also loved sharing her love of theatre with her students (and her children), and was a staunch supporter of the arts in Toronto.

When not at the theatre, you can usually find Kelly with a Starbucks in one hand and her BlackBerry in the other, tweeting, reading or doing something quirky and clumsy for the sake of getting that next big story.

She's incredibly grateful to the amazing Toronto theatre community who have embraced her with open arms, giving her the greatest gift a little redheaded theatre geek could ever ask for - getting to be a part of this vibrant arts and culture scene. She may have never had the skills to be on the stage, but is thankful every day she gets to write about the inspiring people who do.

Headshot photo by Racheal McCaig www.rachealmccaigphotography.com


 
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