April 10-11: Addams Family haunts Mom’s Weekend musical

Addams-Family-80PULLMAN, Wash. – The musical comedy “The Addams Family” will be performed by the Washington State University Opera Workshop for Mom’s Weekend at 8 p.m. Friday, April 10, and 2 p.m. Saturday, April 11, in Bryan Hall.

Tickets cost $15 general admission and $10 for students and those 60 and over. Tickets will be for sale 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 7-9 in the Kimbrough Hall lobby and 1½ hours before each performance at Bryan Hall.

The cast of WSU’s production of “The Addams Family.”

The ghoulish Addams Family is known from TV, film and comics. Broadway’s 2010 “The Addams Family” features an original story – and it is every father’s nightmare.

Daughter Wednesday Addams – the ultimate princess of darkness – has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable “normal” family. She confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother, but Gomez has never kept a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change on the fateful night the family hosts a dinner for the boyfriend and his parents.

The Tony-nominated music and lyrics were composed by Andrew Lippa. It is based on cartoon characters created by Charles Addams in the 1930s and featured in the 1960s television show and 1991 movie.

The WSU production is directed and produced by associate professor Julie Anne Wieck. The cast of 27 undergraduate and graduate students from the School of Music and across campus have been accompanied in rehearsals by piano associate professor Karen Savage. In performance they will be joined by an instrumental ensemble conducted by assistant professor Danh Pham.


Julie Wieck, WSU School of Music, 509-335-4331, jwieck@wsu.edu