(MIDDLETOWN, NJ) -- The MAC PLAYERS, Middletown Arts Center’s community theater group, is presenting The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy across two weekends (October 21–23 and October 28–30). The play is based on the book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice and features Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa. The MAC Players production is directed by Kathy Connolly with musical direction by Nicholas Jupinka and choreography direction by Samantha Amaral.
The production is a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family and features an original story: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness and daughter of Gomez and Morticia, has fallen in love with a sweet, smart “normal” young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. Everything changes for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “regular” boyfriend and his parents. A deliciously wacky and whimsical night of music, chills and thrills!
The cast includes Joseph Bryant (Gomez), Victoria Leigh Keiser (Morticia), Brooke Hussey (Wednesday), Justin Grossman (Mal), Patrick Comey (Uncle Fester), Caitlin Martin (Alice), Cooper Bilsland (Puglsey), Carmen Matarazzo (Lucas), Brittany Ahr (Grandma) and Christopher Dillon (Lurch).
Performances take place Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22 at 7:00pm; Sunday, October 23 at 2:00pm; Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29 at 7:00pm; Sunday, October 30 at 2:00pm.
Ticket prices are $25 for adults and $17.50 for students/seniors and are general admission. Tickets are available for purchase online.
The Middletown Arts Center is located at 36 Church Street in Middletown, NJ (next to the Middletown train station).
Free parking is available onsite with additional free parking available in the station metered lot on weekday evenings after 6:00pm and on weekends.
Here are more photos from the production.
The mission of the Middletown Township Cultural and Arts Council is to celebrate and promote the arts while enriching the community through arts programming, education, entertainment, and cultural connection for individuals of all ages and abilities.
Photos by Fawn Nocera Photography