Halloween Comes Early to Mac-Haydn Theatre in THE ADDAMS FAMILY

By: Aug. 23, 2016

Halloween comes early this year as The Mac-Haydn Theatre finishes its 48th season with "The Addams Family". Come meet the family and have a spooky, kooky and altogether ooky time with this instant classic!

The whole family is here and ready to welcome you into their home. "The Addams Family" features an original story, and its 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, Wednesday 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.

Carrie Cimma return to Mac-Haydn, after last being seen as Adelaide in "Guys & Dolls," to play the iconic Morticia Addams, while Gabe Belyeu, last seen as Curtis in "Sister Act" will play her husband Gomez Addams.

Darrel Blackburn, making his Mac-Haydn debut, plays the moon-loving Uncle Fester, Emily Louise Franklin, Sister Mary Robert in "Sister Act," plays Wednesday Addams, and Conor Robert Fallon, Duke in "Nice Work if You Can Get It" returns as Wednesday's "normal" boyfriend Lucas Beineke. Artistic Director John Saunders directs, Sebastiani Romagnolo (Choreographer "The Producers") returns to choreograph. Josh D. Smith music directs, Jimm Halliday costume designs and Kevin Gleason set designs.

The rest of the Addams are played by Rhnea Wright Ausmus who is the out there Grand Mama, James Cella is Lurch, and Adam Salerno is Pugsley. Playing Lucas' parents are Erin Spears Ledford and Andrew Jordan DeWitt. Rounding out the cast is: Chris Hendricks, Ryan Gregory Thurman, Pat Moran, Kelsey Woods, Sarah Kawalek, Matthew Blum, Lily Lewis, Beatrice Crosbie, Stephen Millett, Amy Laviolette, Kate Suppes, and Emily Spateholts.

This brilliant and diverse score by Andrew Lippa features incredible songs like "When You're an Addams", "Pulled", "Crazier Than You" and "One Normal Night". So come on down and don't worry-They'll leave the lights OFF for you!

"The Addams Family" closes the 2016 season, running August 25 through September 4. Performance times and prices vary, see website for details. Group rates are available. Call (518)392-9292 or visit www.machaydntheatre.org for information and reservations.