They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re all together ooky, The Addams Family!
Dunna na na *Snap Snap*
Oh, it’s such a good theme song. The kind that gets stuck in your head, but you don’t mind because it’s so much fun. The strange thing is – it doesn’t feature the way I expected in the Addams Family Musical.
|The Addams Family Musial – photo credit, Jeff Busby|
Sure, there’s a taste of it, and we get to snap our fingers (or should that be click our fingers in Australia?) along with the music. But at no point does the cast sing the words or do we get to sing along.
|Young love, with some family drama thrown in – photo credit, Jeff Busby|
The Addams Family Musical started out on Broadway, and has now had its Australian debut with John Walters, Chloe Dallimore, Russell Dykstra, Teagan Wouters, Ben Hudson and Meredith O’Reilly treading the boards at the Sydney’s Capitol Theatre.
All of our favourite characters are back, and we’re also introduced to potential Addams family-in-laws… the conservative parents of the young man Wednesday Addams has fallen in love with.
|Uncle Fester and the love of his life – photo credit, Jeff Busby|
Yes, introducing the parents can be tough. Especially when they’re as twisted as Morticia and Gomez. Unsurprisingly, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Lurch and Pugsley aren’t helping matters along.
The show is funny, heartwarming, and had me swaying happily to the music.
It was also a huge hit with the children in the audience – with the laughter of little people bubbling up throughout the show.
Described as appropriate for children 7 years and up, the theatre has made sure there’s lots of chances for young folk to go along, with matinees on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday and evening performances starting at a child-friendly 7pm.
|They’re creepy and their kooky… photo credit, Jeff Busby|
But you don’t need a child to go along… just a sense of deliciously kooky fun.
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