Surging Films & Theatrics to Partner with Prop Thtr for THE ADDAMS FAMILY
They're creepy and they're kooky, and they're coming to a neighborhood near you! With the success of their past productions (American Idiot, Spring Awakening, Spelling Bee, Hairspray, 39 Steps, Big Fish, and more), emerging performing group Surging Films & Theatrics is excited to once again partner with Chicago's Prop Thtr for the hilarious and darkly sweet family musical THE ADDAMS FAMILY (Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa, ?Based on Characters by Charles Addams).
THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it's every father's nightmare. Wednesday Addams (Gabi Knoepfle), the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with Lucas (Jake Lange) 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 (Tony Calkins) must do something he's never done before - keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia (Niki-Charisse Franco). Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's 'normal' boyfriend and his parents.
The Addams Family is sure to be a new family favorite, with Direction by Billy Surges & Seth Harman-Sharp, Music Direction by Katie Meyers and Daven Taba; Choreography by Billy Surges and Jeff Davis; and Tech Crew Michael Consalvo and Audrey Eck. Additional cast also includes Michael Calkins (PUGSLEY), Jack Wright (UNCLE FESTER), Danielle Wheeler (GRANDMA), Billy Surges (LURCH), Tyler Brodeur (MAL BEINEKE), ?Katie Meyers (ALICE BEINEKE), and Seth Harman, Jennifer Lenius, Fiona Renteria, Amanda Zgonina, and Sara Zgonina (ANCESTORS).
The Addams Family runs from Runs July 27th-August 13th, 2017 at Prop Thtr - 3502 N. Elston Avenue, Chicago, IL. Thursdays-Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 5pm, with an additional matinee at 3pm on Saturday 8/5. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.surgingfilms.com or call the SF&T box office at (708) 831-0580. Tickets are $40 regular price, so be sure to use promo code FAMILY and receive 25% off each ticket purchased ($10 off per ticket). Each ticket includes a free concession item (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) prior to showtime.
Runtime: 2 hours and 15 minutes including one 10 minute intermission.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY A NEW MUSICAL
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams
Originally produced on Broadway by Stuart Oken, Roy Furman, Michael Leavitt, Five Cent Productions, Stephen Schuler, Decca Theatricals, Scott M. Delman, Stuart Ditsky, Terry Allen Kramer, Stephanie P. McClelland, James L. Nederlander, Eva Price, JAM Theatricals/Mary LuRoffe, Pittsburgh CLO/Gutterman-Swinsky, Vivek Tiwary/Gary Kaplan, The Weinstein Company/Clarence, LLC, Adam Zotovich/Tribe Theatricals By Special Arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical. Produced with permission from Theatrical Rights Worldwide (www.theatricalrights.com).