This spring the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) Fine Arts Department will present The Addams Family, a play chronicling the weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life. This magnificently macabre new musical comedy is created by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, Drama Desk Award winner, Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party). Performances will be March 5, 6, and 7 at 7:30 p.m. and March 8 at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $6 for senior citizens and students. Admission is free for NEO students, faculty and staff with ID.
According to The Addams Family the Musical website, The Addams Family features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family…a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before — keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.
Play Director, Steve McCurley said, “The Musical is fun for the family. Our directing staff, Mary Susan Whaley, Ben Whaley and Lee Dell Mustain have made this a true team experience. This cast has been delightful to work with. There are so many talented college students in this production. I hope everyone will come and enjoy spending the evening with Gomez, Morticia, Lurch and the other members of the Addams family.”
The cast members include: Directed by: Steve McCurley Music Direction by: Mary Susan Whaley Choreography by: Lee Dell Mustain and Ben Whaley Set Design by: Ben Whaley Lighting Design by: Art Whaley Stage Manager: Jennifer Woods Gomez Addams – Michael Rarrick Morticia Addams – Christina Roade Wednesday Addams – Justice Tamplen Pugsley Addams – Alana Holbrook Grandma Addams – Hannah Baker Fester Addams – Sarah Tanner Lurch – Daniel Hocker Mal Beineke – Riley Helton Alice Beineke – Jessica Cryan Lucas Beineke – Jacob Turner Ancestors: Austin Colombe Celeste Jameson Colton Woolfolk Elise Anderson Emily Bond Elizabeth Barton Hailey House Katie Loomis Keegan Wynn Mackenzie Shamblin Quinn Tilley Rebecca Harris For more information, contact Steve McCurley at 918-540-6196.