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'Addams Family' national tour closes MAS, April 28

Apr. 13, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- The Marshall Artists Series' closes out its 2012-2013 season by bringing in America's strangest and spookiest family -- The Addams Family.

At 7 p.m. Sunday, April 28, the national tour of Broadway musical will play the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center in downtown Huntington.

The musical 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.

"The Addams Family" began performances in March 2010 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and ran through December 2011. Immediately becoming one of Broadway's biggest hits, Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune described the production as "classic, full-tilt, fast paced, old fashioned musical comedy!" John Simon of Bloomberg News called it "uproarious! A glitzy-gloomy musical entirely worthy of the macabre drawings of Charles Addams."

Charles Addams, in a prolific career spanning six decades, created several thousand cartoons, drawings and sketches, many of which were published in The New Yorker. It was his creation of the characters that became known as The Addams Family, however, that brought Addams his greatest acclaim. With a unique style that combined the twisted, macabre and just plain weird with charm, wit and enchantment, Addams' drawings have entertained millions worldwide and served as the inspiration for multiple television series and motion pictures.

Ticket prices for "The Addams Family" are $58, $50 and $45. Tickets can be purchased at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center Box Office, by phone at 304-696-6656 or online at ticketmaster.com.

Show sponsors include: Huntington Federal, Kendall York Dentistry, KEE 100, Oldies 97.1, WTCR, WSAZ, The Herald-Dispatch, Marshall University, MU College of Fine Arts and the Marshall Artists Series.