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Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segerstrom Hall
600 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714-556-2787
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4.3 / 5 Rated by 156 members
Review from Tim Regener
54 events 24 reviews

The cast was great (especially Gomez), but the musical itself was not one of my favorites. There was humor, but it wasn't dark enough. Also, the story just seemed to drag along, as the first act was much better than the second.

reviewed Dec 19 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
3 events 1 review

Hated it. True Addams family fans will be annoyed.

reviewed Dec 18 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from sarah ashley
19 events 6 reviews

I really disliked this interpretation of most of the Addams characters. Gomez's accent was incredibly cheesy and annoying, and the extremely cheery un-Wednesday Addams demeanor was so off for her character and her lack of trademark braided...continued

reviewed Dec 20 2012 report as inappropriate
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This show’s running time is approximately two hours and 35 minutes, and includes one 15-minute intermission.  

The evening performances on Dec. 18-19, 2012, will feature kids’ activities in the lobbies from 6:00 to 7:00pm.

Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice

Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Original Direction and Design by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch

Choreography by Sergio Trujillo

Entire Production Supervised by Jerry Zaks  

Based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, this smash Broadway hit brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and, of course, Lurch to spooky and spectacular life.  

Tony Award nominee Douglas Sills and Sara Gettelfinger will star as Gomez and Morticia in a principal cast that also includes Tony Award nominee Martin Vidnovic as Mal Beineke, Gaelen Gilliland as Alice Beineke, Blake Hammond as Uncle Fester, Pippa Pearthree as Grandma, Tom Corbeil as Lurch, Patrick D. Kennedy as Pugsley, Curtis Holbrook as Lucas Beineke, and Cortney Wolfson as Wednesday.  

Portraying the ancestors are Sara Andreas, Lauryn Ciardullo, Steve Geary, Victoria Huston-Elem, Megan Jimenez, Patrick Oliver Jones, Lizzie Klemperer, Michelle Marmolejo, Christy Morton, Brad Nacht, Jonathan Ritter, Murray Rundus, Roland Rusinek, Matthew Schmidt and Geo Seery.  

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.

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