SCC to present comical ‘The Addams Family’ musical

Scottsdale Community College student cast for "The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy" (Submitted photo)

Scottsdale Community College student cast for “The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy” (Submitted photo)

Come celebrate Friday the 13th with the strangest family in town.

Scottsdale Community College presents the smash hit “The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy” this November in the school’s Performing Arts Center.

The musical comedy by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa is open to the public and free to attend, according to a press release.

The local production is directed by Polly Chapman and the music is directed by Beth Livingston-Hakes. Student cast members include Katie VanDeinse playing Wednesday, Abrianna Coons playing Morticia, Nicholas Hambruch playing Gomez, Molly Loonam playing Pugsly, Robert Willkinson playing Lurch, and Todd Frazier-Slaughter as Fester.

It is a collaboration between the school’s Music, Theatre-Film and Art departments.

Scottsdale Community College film students created film that will be used during the production and several set designers from Theatre-Film are building props and set pieces as well as assisting backstage. SCC instructor Roger McKinney’s art students created Addams family inspired art, which will be on display in the lobby, the release stated.

The pit orchestra will be made up of SCC faculty and several Arizona State University students.

The show will be at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 13 and 14, and Nov. 19 and 20 inside the SCC Performing Arts Center, 9000 E. Chaparral Road. Matinee showing is to be 2 p.m. on Nov. 14 and Nov. 21.

Seating will be on a first-come, first served basis. The show is free, but donations are greatly appreciated, according to the release.

“The Addams Family” brings the kooky, bizarre and peculiar world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and, of course, Lurch, to life in a curiously spectacular manner.

The plot is 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. And if that weren’t bad enough, she asks her father, Gomez, to keep it all a secret from her mother! It’s time to bring the Addams family ancestors into the picture to save the family. Musical mayhem ensues!

Come meet this quirky family — we’ll leave the lights off for you!

For more information call: 480-423-6333.

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