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A new musical comedy, The Addams Family, comes to Carpenter Auditorium

01 March 2019

The Pratt Community College Performing Arts department presents their Spring musical, The Addams Family, to debut March 8-10 in Carpenter Auditorium.

This new comedic musical, based on the infamous characters created by Charles Addams, was written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice with Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa. 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, Wednesday 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 cast of The Addams Family Musical includes several college students as well as community members. Gomez Addams is played by PCC sophomore Saul Garcia (Dodge City), community member, Melissa Jacobs plays Morticia Addams. PCC sophomore Kayley Geesling ( Turon) cast as Wednesday Addams while PCC sophomore, Kendall Davidson (Pratt) plays her love interest, Lucas. Lucas’ parents are played by PCC freshmen, Kedric Spurgin and Amber Jellison-Harris and the Addams family is finished out with Uncle Fester played by PCC freshmen, Drew Taylor, Pugsley Addams,  13 year old Matthias Holmes of St. John and Grandma Addams, Angela McGraw of Pratt.  Looming over the family is Lurch the butler, played by Isaac Root freshman from Pratt. The chorus of ancestors completes the cast.
 
The show will run March 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. and on March 10 at 2:30 p.m. Saturday’s show on March 9 will feature a dinner theatre option before the curtain at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for dinner show combination are $15 per  person and must be reserved by emailing Misty Beck at mistyb@prattcc.edu. The menu will include Central Park Pigeon (chicken), graveyard cake among other themed dishes.
 
“Our last dinner theatre sold out so I encourage guests to get in their reservations in early,” said Misty. “Thank you to all who support the Performing Arts department by coming to our shows and concerts throughout the year.”
 
General admission for The Addams Family will be $5 at the door for each show. This show is rated PG.