Photo Flash: First Look at Bronson Pinchot, Rachel York and More in 3-D Theatricals' THE ADDAMS FAMILY
Perfect for the fall and Halloween season, 3-D Theatricals' (3-DT) of Orange County presents the two-time Tony Award winning musical THE ADDAMS FAMILY, based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams.
With a Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa, 3-D Theatricals will once again put its own award-winning spin on THE ADDAMS FAMILY, an original story of every father's nightmare starring TV, Film and Broadway's Bronson Pinchot and Rachel York as Gomez and Morticia Addams at Fullerton's historic Plummer Auditorium, October 10 - 25; and October 31 - November 8, 2015 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. Official press openings in Fullerton and Redondo Beach will be October 10 and October 31, respectively.
Check out a first look at the cast in action below!
The production is directed by 3-DT Executive Producer and Artistic Director T.J. Dawson. Assistant Directors are Jeanette Dawson, and Ryan Ruge, with Choreography by Dana Solimando. Corey Hirsch.has been set as Musical Director/Conductor.
Bronson Pinchot (Gomez Addams) was raised in South Pasadena, California and educated at Yale University, Circle-in-the-Square Theater School and Shakespeare & Co. Personal career favorites include Autolycus in the New York Shakespeare Festival production of The Winter's Tale, Pistol for the same company in Henry V, Malvolio in both Kennedy Center and Los Angeles Shakespeare Festival versions of Twelfth Night, Charlie/Caroline in the West End production of Stones in His Pockets and Lawyer Craven in the Broadway revival of Sly Fox, where he first worked with Miss Rachel York. In film: Elliott Blitzer in Quentin Tarantino's True Romance, Serge in Beverly Hills Cop I and III, Eduardo in The First Wives Club and Barry in Risky Business, among many others. In the space of a very few (and very heady) months in 2000, eighteen years into his career, he made both his Broadway musical theater and Shakespearean debuts. The alpha and omega of his character work in TV are the wide-eyed innocent Balki on the series Perfect Strangers and the mass-murdering cannibal on NCIS. Somewhere in between, perhaps at gamma, lies his latest TV role as Flip Brightman, the sex-addicted TV weatherman on Ray Donovan. He recently starred in 24 episodes of The Bronson Pinchot Project which documented his passion (okay, obsession) for restoring Greek revival houses.
Rachel York (Morticia Addams) is a dynamic and versatile actress, singer, dancer and comedienne. She is best known for her critically acclaimed Broadway performances in City of Angels, LES MISERABLES, Victor/Victoria (Drama Desk Award), with Dame Julie Andrews, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Sly Fox with Richard Dreyfuss, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. She also turned heads on television with her courageous portrayal of Lucille Ball in the CBS movie, Lucy. Most recently, Ms. York starred as Reno Sweeny in the national tour of the Tony-Award winning production of Anything Goes (Helen Hayes Award). She created the role of Cruella de Vil in the national tour of The 101 Dalmatians Musical; starred as Guenevere in the national tour of Camelot opposite Michael York; and portrayed Lilli Vanessi/Kate in Kiss Me, Kate (US Tour and London's West End). Off-Broadway Ms. York has starred in The Best Is Yet to Come: The Music of Cy Coleman; Stephen Sondheim's Putting It Together (MTC, Drama Desk nomination) also with Julie Andrews, Dessa Rose (Lincoln Center Theater, Drama Desk nomination), and New York City Encores! critically acclaimed productions of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes opposite Megan Hilty and Little Me opposite Christian Borle. A consummate concert artist, Ms. York has performed with symphony orchestras across the country and has also appeared on several popular TV series including Hannah Montana, Frasier, Reba, Numb3rs, Close to Home, Spin City, and Diagnosis Murder. She is the voice of Bitty in Higglytown Heroes and Circe on The Justice League.
In addition to Bronson Pinchot* and Rachel York*, the 24-member cast also includes Anthony Gruppuso as Uncle Fester, Micaela Martinez* as Wednesday, Candi Milo* as Grandma, Dante Marenco as Pugsley, Dustin Ceithamer as Lurch, Robert Yacko* as Mal Beineke, Tracy Rowe Mutz* as Alice Beineke and Dino Nicandros as Lucas Beineke. Portraying the ancestors are Christine Tucker, Jean Schroeder, Kellianne Safarik, Kirklyn Robinson, Leslie Miller,Leslie Stevens*, Natalie Iscovich, Dylan Pass, Gary Brintz*, Harrison Meloeny, Jordan Goodsell, Nick Gardner, Nick Morganella, and Ryan Chlanda. *Denotes members of Actors Equity Association.
Rounding out the creative and technical teams are: Jean-Yves Tessier (Lighting Design) and Julie Ferrin (Sound Design). Costume Coordination is by Kaszandra A. Liput. Musical Contracting is by the Music LosAngeles Musicians Collective. Nicole Wessel* serves as Production Stage Manager, with David Jordan Nestor* as Assistant Stage Manager, Jene Roach as Technical Director, and Justen Asher as Assistant Technical Director. Wig Designers are Cliff Senior and Kat Senior-Scott. Makeup Design is by Denice Paxton. They are joined by Julian Crouch & Phelim McDermott (Sets, Props & and additional Costumes), Basil Twist (Puppets), and Greg Meeh (Special Effects). *Denotes members of Actors Equity Association.
3D Theatricals (3-DT) is the newest professional, award-winning theatre company in Orange County and the South Bay; having been honored with such citations as the LA Stage Alliance's Ovation Awards; the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards and the Saturn Awards. 3-DT is an enthusiastic young company and are proud members of the Fullerton Chamber of Commerce, LA Stage Alliance, and the National Alliance for Musical Theatre. 3-DT is a non-profit public benefit corporation that has already been recognized by critics and patrons alike for providing a caliber of shows in comparison to U.S. National Tours and Broadway! 3-DT hopes to provide inspiration for youth to explore the arts further, and see what heights it can take them to. Known for bringing new and edgy titles direct from Broadway, and giving a fresh approach to the classics, 3-DT prides itself in offering something for the seasoned theatre enthusiast and the next generation of audiences.
Photo Credit: Isaac James Creative
Candi Milo and Cast
Anthony Gruppuso and Company
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