Sault Community Theatre Centre
Directed by Timothy Murphy
It is with heavy hearts that the Musical Comedy Guild of Sault Ste. Marie has made the difficult decision to suspend our current production of The Addams Family. Due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19 and respecting the advice of public officials to “stay home”, we felt this was the most responsible course of action to protect the health and safety of our patrons, cast, and crew. Full refunds will be offered through the Sault Community Theatre Box Office at Station Mall for patrons who have already purchased tickets as soon as the box office reopens. We hope to be able to reschedule this production and will share that news when we can. We appreciate your support in this very difficult decision. Stay safe.
The Addams Family is a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and the book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. The show is based upon The Addams Family characters created by Charles Addams in his single-panel gag cartoons, which depict a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre.
In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams. Nonetheless, this quirky family still has to deal with many of the same challenges faced by any other family, and the spookiest nightmare faced by every family creates the focus Lippa, Brickman, and Elice’s musical: the Addams kids are growing up. The Addamses have lived by their unique values for hundreds of years and Gomez and Morticia, the patriarch and matriarch of the clan, would be only too happy to continue living that way. Their dark, macabre, beloved daughter Wednesday, however, is now an eighteen year-old young woman who is ready for a life of her own. She has fallen in love with Lucas Beineke, a sweet, smart boy from a normal, respectable Ohio family — the most un-Addams sounding person one could be! And to make matters worse, she has invited the Beinekes to their home for dinner. In one fateful, hilarious night, secrets are disclosed, relationships are tested, and the Addams family must face up to the one horrible thing they’ve managed to avoid for generations: change.