August 19 - September 10, 2016
In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams. Nonetheless, this quirky family still has to deal with many of the same challenges faced by any other family, and the spookiest nightmare faced by every family: the Addams kids are growing up! The Addamses have lived by their unique values for hundreds of years and Gomez and Morticia, the patriarch and matriarch of the clan, would be only too happy to continue living that way. Their dark, macabre, beloved daughter Wednesday, however, is now an eighteen year-old young woman who is ready for a life of her own. She has fallen in love with Lucas Beineke, a sweet, smart boy from a normal, respectable Ohio family — the most un-Addams sounding person one could be! And to make matters worse, she has invited the Beinekes to their home for dinner. In one fateful, hilarious night, secrets are disclosed, relationships are tested, and the Addams family must face up to the one horrible thing they’ve managed to avoid for generations: change.
“Addams Family” is a family friendly musical for all ages. A local favorite, Dee Pace, is cast as Fester- a strange, quirky member of the Addams family who organizes all of the Addams ancestors to play “matchmaker” between dead-pan Wednesday Addams (Morgan Richards) and energetic Lucas Beineke ( Zackery George).
This is the second show at Heritage directed by veteran director, Leslie Richards. “This musical is so cleverly written, it has jokes for all ages. Although the Addams are a “dark” family the show is not scary- it is very funny and entertaining.”