Photo Flash: THE ADDAMS FAMILY's Opening Night at Pantages Theatre!

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The Addams Family, a new musical based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, is currently celebrating its L.A. Premiere at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood now through June 17. The show celebrated its opening night June 5. See below for photos from the red carpet and opening night party!

Celebrities in attendance included Jim Belushi, Lindsay Bushman, Darcy Rose Byrnes, Kevin Chamberlin, Ken Davitian, Alison Lane, Ruta Lee, Kate Linder, Peyton List, Masiela Lusha, Benito Martinez, Sofia Milos, Renee Olstead, Jai Rodriguez, Rex Smith, Josh Sussman, Iqbal Theba, Charlene Tilton, Bruce Vilanch, Burt Ward and Amy Yasbeck.

The Addams Family features an original story and it's every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, 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 beloved 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.

In a prolific career spanning six decades, Charles Addams created several thousand cartoons, sketches and drawings, many of which were published in The New Yorker. But it was his creation of characters that came to be known as The Addams Family that brought Addams his greatest acclaim. 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 served as the inspiration for multiple television series and motion pictures.

Douglas Sills, a Tony Award nominee for The Scarlet Pimpernel, and Sara Gettelfinger, last seen on Broadway in A Free Man of Color and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, star as Gomez and Morticia Addams. Also featured in The Addams Family are Tony Award nominee Martin Vidnovic as Mal Beineke, Gaelen Gilliland as Alice Beineke, Blake Hammond as Uncle Fester, Pippa Pearthree as Grandma, Tom Corbeil as Lurch, Patrick D. Kennedy as Pugsley, Brian Justin Crum as Lucas Beineke and Cortney Wolfson as Wednesday.

Rounding out the company are Ted Ely, Karla Garcia, Steve Geary, Victoria Huston-Elem, Patrick Oliver Jones, Lizzie Klemperer, Alexandra Matteo, Pilar Millhollen, Christy Morton, Brad Nacht, Jonathan Ritter, Roland Rusinek, Geo Seery, Samantha Shafer and Ethan Wexler.

The Addams Family features a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. The production is directed and designed (sets and costumes) by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch with production supervision by Jerry Zaks and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.

The production features lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by ACME Sound Partners and puppetry by Basil Twist. The production also features music supervision by Mary-Mitchell Campbell, music direction by Valerie Gebert, orchestrations by Larry Hochman, dance arrangements by August Eriksmoen, hair design by Tom Watson, make-up design by Angelina Avallone and special effects design by Greg Meeh.

For tickets and more information visit www.BroadwayLA.org.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Broadway/L.A.

Photo Flash: THE ADDAMS FAMILY's Opening Night at Pantages Theatre!

Photo Flash: THE ADDAMS FAMILY's Opening Night at Pantages Theatre!
Allison Lane

Photo Flash: THE ADDAMS FAMILY's Opening Night at Pantages Theatre!
Amy Yasbeck

Photo Flash: THE ADDAMS FAMILY's Opening Night at Pantages Theatre!
Benito Martinez and daughter

Photo Flash: THE ADDAMS FAMILY's Opening Night at Pantages Theatre!
Bruce Vilanch

Photo Flash: THE ADDAMS FAMILY's Opening Night at Pantages Theatre!
Burt Ward and wife Tracy

Photo Flash: THE ADDAMS FAMILY's Opening Night at Pantages Theatre!
Charlene Tilton

Photo Flash: THE ADDAMS FAMILY's Opening Night at Pantages Theatre!
Darcy Rose Byrnes

Photo Flash: THE ADDAMS FAMILY's Opening Night at Pantages Theatre!
Iqbal Theba

Photo Flash: THE ADDAMS FAMILY's Opening Night at Pantages Theatre!
Jai Rodriguez

Photo Flash: THE ADDAMS FAMILY's Opening Night at Pantages Theatre!
James Belushi

Photo Flash: THE ADDAMS FAMILY's Opening Night at Pantages Theatre!
Josh Sussman

Photo Flash: THE ADDAMS FAMILY's Opening Night at Pantages Theatre!
Kate Linder

Photo Flash: THE ADDAMS FAMILY's Opening Night at Pantages Theatre!
Ken Davitian

Photo Flash: THE ADDAMS FAMILY's Opening Night at Pantages Theatre!
Kevin Chamberlin

Photo Flash: THE ADDAMS FAMILY's Opening Night at Pantages Theatre!
Lindsay Bushman

Photo Flash: THE ADDAMS FAMILY's Opening Night at Pantages Theatre!
Masiela Lusha

Photo Flash: THE ADDAMS FAMILY's Opening Night at Pantages Theatre!
Peyton List

Photo Flash: THE ADDAMS FAMILY's Opening Night at Pantages Theatre!
Renee Olstead

Photo Flash: THE ADDAMS FAMILY's Opening Night at Pantages Theatre!
Rex Smith with wife Tracy Lin and Jimmy Mulligan

Photo Flash: THE ADDAMS FAMILY's Opening Night at Pantages Theatre!
Ruta Lee

Photo Flash: THE ADDAMS FAMILY's Opening Night at Pantages Theatre!
Sofia Milos

Photo Flash: THE ADDAMS FAMILY's Opening Night at Pantages Theatre!
Wendy Braun and Josh Cox

Photo Flash: THE ADDAMS FAMILY's Opening Night at Pantages Theatre!
The Addams Family's Karla Puno Garcia, Jonathan McGill and Friends

Photo Flash: THE ADDAMS FAMILY's Opening Night at Pantages Theatre!
The Addams Family's Kate Pazakis, Victoria Huston-Elem, Samantha Shafer

Photo Flash: THE ADDAMS FAMILY's Opening Night at Pantages Theatre!
The Addams Family's Douglas Sills and Sara Gettelfinger

Photo Flash: THE ADDAMS FAMILY's Opening Night at Pantages Theatre!
The Addams Family's Patrick D. Kennedy and Cortney Wolfson

Photo Flash: THE ADDAMS FAMILY's Opening Night at Pantages Theatre!
The Company of The Addams Family

Photo Flash: THE ADDAMS FAMILY's Opening Night at Pantages Theatre!
The Addams Family's Pilar Millhollen and Hartleigh Buwick

Photo Flash: THE ADDAMS FAMILY's Opening Night at Pantages Theatre!
Original Broadway Cast Member Kevin Chamberlin and The Addams Family's Blake Hammond

Photo Flash: THE ADDAMS FAMILY's Opening Night at Pantages Theatre!

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