Everyone’s favorite spooky family — The Addams Family — is coming to the Armstrong Campus this Halloween
Georgia Southern University’s Armstrong Campus student-theatre group, The Masquers, will present “The Addams Family,” a new musical based on the book written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice and characters created by Charles Addams. The show features music and lyrics by Andrew Lipp and will run Oct. 31 through Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 3 at 3 p.m. and Nov. 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Jenkins Hall Mainstage Theatre.
“The Addams Family” is a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family. The musical 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. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday 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 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 showcases the iconic, eerie characters you know and love, while adding a new (yet still ghastly) spin on previous incarnations with singing, dancing and a fresh storyline,” said Pam Sears, MFA, theatre professor and director of the show. “The musical is unconventional fun for your whole family.”
General admission tickets are $15 and discounts are available for military, seniors and students. Georgia Southern students, faculty and staff are free with their EagleID. Tickets can be purchased by calling 912-344-2801, visiting the box office website georgiasouthern.edu/armstrongtickets or by visiting the Fine Arts Box Office, located in Fine Arts Hall and open weekdays, noon to 3 p.m.
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