The Addams Family Play Comes to Los Angeles!

The Addams Family has been a New Yorker favorite in the cartoon section since 1938. Developed by cartoonist Charles Addams, the Addams Family is more or less a satire on the American dream. They are a rich and eccentric family who dabbles in the horrific and morbid and is completely unawares as to how their habits and customs materialize to all outward appearances. The Addams Family has come a long way from the single-panel cartoons printed in a simple newspaper. Up until the Addams Family was converted to a television show, the quirky family members were unnamed. The Addams Family characters are distinct and different and each represents a different facet of the traditional American family dynamic. According to the Addams Family, many other Addams Families exist all over the world and the focus of the family depicted in the cartoon is just one “clan”.

The Addams Family T.V. series’ ran from 1964 through 1999 intermitted in six separate series. There have been four film adaptations so far with one coming out soon. The Addams Family musical was finally adapted to the stage and ready for a live theater show in 2010 after being announced in 2007. With lyrics by Andrew Lippa and a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, the Addams Family theatrical adaptation has received raving reviews! The dark and unconventional bubble of The Addams Family is irresistible. No one can forget the two-finger snaps to the Addams Family theme song. The show starts with a request to shut off all cell phones before suggesting that during the show no firearms, flamethrowers, nooses or guillotines are permitted but are however encouraged during intermission. The Addams Family then introduces all the usual culprits. They begin with the annual Addams Family visit to their familial crypt.

As the comical and fantastically fun story of the Addams Family unfolds, what is striking about the family dynamic is the devotion between father and mother Gomez and Morticia. They have been married for decades and their marriage is an example of what most couples only wish for in matrimonial peace and love. They are honest and pride themselves on no secrets. While The Addams Family seems blissfully unaware of how unusual they are, what is not unusual is their support of one another as a family, their lack of judgment of one another, as well as the fact that they all get along. What began as a satire on the American family is ironically what most families can only hope for in today’s economic downfall and high-divorce rates. Now you can see the Addams Family live at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles as the cast tours through the U.S and Los Angeles. Check out the exclusive and fun inventory of Los Angeles Addams Family Theater tickets at Addams Family tickets sell out quickly. The Addams Family Pantages Theater tickets will run from June 5th to June 17th 2012. The complete tour dates are as follows!

Mar. 20 – Mar. 25
Providence PAC

Mar. 27 – Apr. 08
Aronoff Center for the Arts – Proctor & Gamble Hall

Apr. 10 – Apr. 20
The Palace Theatre

Apr. 24 – Apr. 29
The Orpheum Theatre

May. 01 – May. 06
Overture Center for the Arts

May. 08 – May. 20

May. 22 – May. 26
DeVos Performance Hall

May. 29 – Jun. 03
Civic Theatre

Jun. 05 – Jun. 17
Pantages Theatre

Jun. 19 – Jul. 01
Denver Center

Jul. 03 – Jul. 08
Kansas City Starlight Theater

Jul. 10 – Jul. 29
The Kennedy Center – Opera House

Jul. 31 – Aug. 12
The Benedum Center for the Performing Arts

About Chris Cabrera

Avid lover of Popcorn and on his off time he is the CDO of Barry's Ticket Service. Buddhist by day and Buddhist by night, follower of the Chaos Theory.

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