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The Addams Family Makes Its Seattle Premiere at The 5th Avenue Theatre for Halloween

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Just in time for Halloween, the first national tour of the new musical The Addams Family, will make its Seattle premiere Wednesday, October 24 through Sunday, November 11 at The 5th Avenue Theatre. Based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, this smash Broadway hit brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and, of course, Lurch to spooky and spectacular life.

The Addams Family features an original story and it’s 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, she 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.

The Addams Family played Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre from March 2010 to December 2011, where it grossed over $85 million. Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune described the production as “classic, full-tilt, fast paced, old-fashioned musical comedy!” and John Simon of Bloomberg News called it “Uproarious! A glitzy-gloomy musical entirely worthy of the macabre drawings by Charles Addams.”

The North American tour of The Addams Family premiered in New Orleans in September 2011, and has played over 350 performances to date.

Tickets are available online HERE , or by calling the box office at 206.625.1900.

For more information on the 5th Avenue Theatre and its productions, visit http://www.5thavenue.org.

Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre is located at:
1308 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

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