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THE ADDAMS FAMILY
Friday, July 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - Sunday, July 28, 2019 @ 10:00 pm MST
Herberger Theater Center and Arizona Broadway Theatre co-present THE ADDAMS FAMILY July 12-28, 2019, as part of the BROADWAY AT THE HERBERGER SERIES.
It’s the ultimate nightmare: daughter Wednesday, the ultimate Princess of Darkness, has grown up and fallen in love…with a sweet young man from a respectable family! While her parents wonder “Where Did We Go Wrong,” all Wednesday wants is “One Normal Night” – but everything is about to change as they host a dinner for her fiancé and his parents. Whether seasoned with “salt, pepper, or cyanide,” this is one family dinner you won’t forget!
The Addams Family is led by ABT’s own Brad York* (Anything Goes; I Love You, You’re Perfect…; The Full Monty; Into the Woods; and, most recently,Igor in Young Frankenstein) as Gomez Addams.
“I grew up loving The Addams Family on TV,” said Brad York. “They were so weird, but also so funny – and John Astin was so perfectly ‘odd’ as Gomez. For anyone who grew up enjoying the freaky hilarity of the 1964 TV series and later the series of movies, this show is a must see! It’s so much fun, a great story, and this cast assembled is going to bring-down-the-house!”
Joining Brad on stage as the beautifully moonlit Morticia Addams will be ABT veteran Renée Kathleen Koher, who was recently seen as Mary Poppins in ABT’s 2018 production of Disney’s Mary Poppins.
“I mean…who wouldn’t want to play Morticia Addams?” joked Koher. “She is sexy, gorgeous, and has her husband completely spellbound and in the palm of her hand – all with a simple whisper and gesture of her hands. I couldn’t be more excited to get to ‘play’ on stage with Brad York as Gomez and with this incredible cast. The audience is in for some fun times ahead!”
Other returning alums include Jasmine Bassham (Mamma Mia!) as Wednesday, Barbara McBain (Church Basement Ladies) as Grandma Addams, Lynzee Foreman (Mamma Mia!, Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar & more) as Alice Beineke, Nick Williams (Sweeney Todd) as Mal Beineke, and Ensemble members Kiara Adams, Liz Fallon, Nicholas Kuhn, Cesar Razza, Samantha Ross, and Brody Wurr. Corban Adams and Aaron McCaskill share the role of Pugsley Addams.
Making their ABT debut will be Lionel Ruland as Uncle Fester, Mark Woodard as Mal Beineke and Ensemble members Danny Durr, Kristina Leopold, Alexia Lorch, and Jake Sokoloff.
The Addams Family transfers to HTC following a four-week run at ABT’s Peoria location June 7 – July 6. Upcoming Broadway at The Herberger co-productions include Sister Act, Aug 30 – Sept 15, 2019, La Cage aux Folles, March 6-22, 2020, and The Little Mermaid, July 10-26, 2020.
To purchase tickets or for more information, visit HerbergerTheater.org, or contact the HTC Box Office at 602-252-8497.
*The role of Gomez Addams will be shared with ABT alum Matthew John Mello (most recently seen as J. Bruce Ismay in Titanic The Musical). Individual performance times can be found online at azbroadway.org/af.
About the Herberger Theater: Where Audience Meets Art
The Herberger Theater is a 501(c)(3) Arizona non-profit organization that supports and fosters growth of the arts in Phoenix as the premier performance venue, arts incubator and advocate. Opened in 1989 and fully renovated in 2010, the Herberger Theater offers three theater venues, art gallery, plaza and rentable event space for a variety of community uses. The Herberger Theater hosts a diverse range of dramatic, dance and musical performances; is home to local theater and dance companies; its gallery provides a venue for Arizona artists to present their works; and a plaza that hosts civic and arts events. Proceeds from annual fundraising benefits its Youth Outreach Programs, designed to give Arizona children (ages 3-19) opportunities to excel, learn and heal through experience with the arts. Over the last 29 years, four million patrons have enjoyed more than 15,000 performances at the Herberger Theater. HerbergerTheater.org
About Arizona Broadway Theatre
Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT), Arizona’s leader in Musical Theatre, is a professional theatre located in Phoenix’s West Valley that showcases locally and nationally acclaimed artists. Known for its elaborate sets, stunning costumes and talented casts, ABT also provides palate-pleasing sit-down table service with themed menu items to accompany the award-winning on-stage fare. Since opening its doors in the fall of 2005, the ABT team has taken great care to create a beautiful, versatile performance space that allows for every type of theatrical production and special event. From the locally produced Mainstage Broadway-style musicals to the community driven Theatre for Young Audiences, Academy for Young Performers arts-education camps, and Youth Performance troupe (HyRev) arts-education programs, ABT plays a uniquely pivotal role in the vibrant and growing arts scene in the Valley of the Sun. Named a Resident Company at Herberger Theater Center in 2018, ABT has expanded its brand of Broadway-style musical entertainment to an all-new audience in the Central and East Valley.