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CCC's The Addams Family

New musical opens Oct. 13

Posted: October 5, 2017 4:49 p.m.
Updated: October 6, 2017 1:00 a.m.
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The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County and the Camden Community Theatre open the 2017-18 theatre season with The Addams Family - A New Musical on Friday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium. The production runs Friday through Sunday, October 13-15; and Friday through Sunday, October 20-21. Sunday performances are at 3 p.m. All other shows are at 7 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for students and can be purchased at (803) 425-7676; online at www.fineartscenter.org; or by stopping by the box office, 810 Lyttleton St. in Camden. The Addams Family is sponsored by KershawHealth. 

ABOUT THE SHOW:

The Addams Family is a classic tale ... and 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, “normal” family -- a man her parents have never met. Hilarity ensues and everything changes on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. This musical will leave you smiling. Enjoy delightful characters, fun musical numbers and some surprises in this new musical comedy. 

The Addams Family is directed by FAC Education and Theatre Director Jami Steele, and produced by Bryant Barrett, who also serves as technical director. The production crew includes Alexis McDonald, choreography, and Jaston Hawes, musical director. The cast includes Frank Thompson (Gomez Addams), Gypsy Heitger (Morticia Addams), Allen Upchurch (Uncle Fester), Patricia Young (Grandma), Abby Olson (Wednesday Addams), Alan Cubberly & Matthias Fox (Pugsley Addams - double cast), Gardner Caballero (Lurch), Chris Matney (Mal Beineke), Amanda Britt (Alice Beineke) and Justin Ruffing (Lucas Beineke). The Addams Ancestors are portrayed by Ivan Harris, Jessica Britt, Savannah Brown, Abbi Little, Heather Franklin, Michelle Casey, Mason Freiberg, Megan Santoro, Wade Tosh, Nick Mims, and LeKesha Bracey.

“The Addams Family is full of laughs, as well as some very familiar faces. We have been having a blast! Won’t you join us?” Steele said.

The Addams Family book was written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. Music and lyrics composed by Andrew Lippa. The Addams Family was produced originally 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 and Adam Zotovich/Tribe Theatricals by special arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical.

For tickets, more information about the production, or the FAC, call (803) 425-7676, ext. 300, or visit the FAC website at www.fineartscenter.org. The FAC’s box office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The FAC is funded, in part, by the South Carolina Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding provided by the city of Camden, Kershaw County, Duke Energy and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and  donations from businesses and individuals.

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