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The Addams Family

Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice, and Andrew Lippa


Stage Right Performing Arts
Kansas City, Fall 2017
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.

"Mitchell is rare in that he can direct so passionately and so practically." 

-Darrington Clark: Actor, Music Director

Production Team

Artistic Director: Donna West

Executive Director: Scott West

Director: Mitchell J. Ward

Music Director: Darrington Clark

Costume Designer: Aly Inglish

Stage Manager: Haley Knudson

Lighting Designer: Rachael Carney

Sound Designer: Justin Collet

Set/Prop Designer: Mitchell J. Ward

Projection Designer: Sadie Klein

"In the room he is succinct, uses his time effectively, and is generous in allowing the ideas of the cast to flourish."

-Darrington Clark: Actor, Music Director

Photos by Aly Inglish

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