Addams Family Musical Spooks Sydney

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.

But don’t let that small fact put you off, because while it was a little disappointing, for me it was the only disappointment of the night. The rest of the show was a highly entertaining ride.

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.

The Addams Family Musical is on at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre. Tickets range from $49 to $149 and can be booked through Ticketmaster. 

In the mood for some other fab things to do around Sydney? You could try…

– A day trip to the Trainworks Museum 

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As a journalist who loves to travel and is fond of a chat I'm oh so happy when I'm sharing travel tales and tips through my blog and on my weekly travel segment on Sydney Radio 2UE. When I'm not travelling or writing about it I can be found out and about with friends, curled up at home with a good book or watching an addictive tv show promising I'll stop after one more episode. Amanda on Google +

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