18 – 25 June 2016

It’s a dismal day at the Addams family’s mansion, with the ever-approaching storm clouds reflecting the gloomy atmosphere that has beset the household. Daughter Wednesday, now eighteen years old, has found herself experiencing a surprising new sensation, one that frightens both her and her family: she has fallen in love.

Lucas Beineke, the object of her affections, comes from a seemingly normal family, and he and his parents Mal and Alice are on their way to the Addams’ estate to become better acquainted with the family over dinner. Brother Pugsley, who has been largely ignored since Wednesday’s involvement with Lucas, begins to miss the attention his sister previously paid to him and pleads with her to torture him once more. Meanwhile, mother Morticia finds herself conflicted over her ever-maturing daughter’s newfound feelings, while oblivious father Gomez simply wishes things would remain the way they were.

As they learn to relate to the Beinekes and cope with Wednesday’s romance, one thing is certain: the Addams family will never be the same.

Presented by the 2016 Graduating Music Theatre Company of Federation University Australia’s Arts Academy in Ballarat.

“Insanely funny. A definite must-see!”
BROADWAYWORLD

“Uproarious! A glitzy gloomy musical.”
★★★★★ BLOOMBERG NEWS

“Full of charm, wit and surprises, it’s a hit!”
CBS NEW ORLEANS

TICKETS
Full – $50
Group (10+) – $40
Concession – $35
FedUni Student – $10

DURATION
2 Hours + 20 Minute Interval

WARNINGS
Smoke Machine | Hazer Machine | Strobe Effects

Written and Created by
MARSHALL BRICKMAN, RICK ELICE
Directed by
DAVID WYNEN
Performed by
SHAUNE DAVIS, LIAM DODDS, PAIGE EASTER, GEORGIA MOORE, EMILY ROBERTS, SOPHIE SMYTH, ANDREW THOMAS, SYD ZYGIER
Musical Director
RAINER POLLARD
Music & Lyrics
ANDREW LIPPA
Choreographer
DAVID WYNEN

Theatre Works & Federation University of Australia Graduating Music Theatre Company present

The Addams Family

By David Wynen