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MDI Drama presents "The Addams Family" - Saturday, November 17 @2:00pm

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Mount Desert Island High School

The Higgins-Demas Theater

1081 Eagle Lake Road

Mount Desert, ME 04660

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Da-Da-Da-Dum
Snap-Snap…

They're creepy and they're kooky.
Mysterious and spooky.
They're altogether together ookey.
The Addams Family.

— From Vic Mizzy’s theme song for the 1964 “Addams Family” TV show.

“The Addams Family” musical takes a wild and wacky spin on the creepy and lovable television show of the same name that became a cult-classic since it first aired in 1964. The TV show was based off of Charles Addams’ The New Yorker cartoons.

In the musical version, Wednesday Addams — the young “queen of darkness” from the TV show — is now a teenager who has fallen in love with a boy her parents have yet to meet. Morticia, the elegant vampire-like matriarch of the Addams family, is in a sudden state of confusion and disbelief as she realizes her daughter is on the verge of being an adult. Wednesday wants her boyfriend, Luke, and his parents to meet her quirky family. But at the same time she is mortified at the idea of her family shattering the normal image of her lifestyle she has painted for Luke.

"The Addams Family” musical first previewed on Broadway in 2010 at the Lunt-Fontanna Theatre in Manhattan, New York. The show was written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, who had teamed up together for the Broadway musical “Jersey Boys.” Music and lyrics were by Andrew Lippa, who has also contributed music and lyrics for several other Broadway productions, including “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” in 1999 and “Big Fish” in 2013.

With popular actors Nathan Lane playing Gomez Addams and Bebe Neuwirth playing Morticia Addams, the Broadway production of the show was able to wrack up a large fan base before the curtain was raised for the first show. “The Addams Family” was nominated for several awards, including two Tony’s for Best Original Score (Andrew Lippa) and Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical (Kevin Chamberlin).

Evening performances: November 9, 10, 16 & 17 at 7PM

Matinees: November 11 and 17 at 2PM

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