They’re creepy and they’re kooky
Mysterious and spooky
They’re all together ooky.
They are the Addams family! This popular musical is a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family.
The show is based upon the Addams Family characters created by Charles Addams in his single-panel gag cartoons. These cartoons depict a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre.
There have been numerous film and television adaptations of Addams’ cartoons, but the musical, which is the first stage show depicting the characters, is based upon the cartoons rather than the television and film characters. The Addams Family is also the first production produced by Elephant Eye Theatricals.
The Story of the Addams Family
The Addams Family may seem a little different than your typical American family. Gomez and Morticia, the patriarch and matriarch of the clan respectively, have been living their ghoulish ways for hundreds of years with no thoughts of changing.
Their daughter, Wednesday, the ultimate princess of darkness, is turning 18 and is suddenly interested in a “normal” young man named Lucas. He, however, is not exactly what the parents or the family expect. He is a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. How shocking!
In reaction to this terrifying news, the family and Uncle Nestor, try to put an end to the budding romance all while keeping the news from Morticia.
One fateful (and rather comical) evening, the young couple joins the family for dinner as Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents meet the Addams family for the first time. Chaos ensues of course and the lessons of love and friendship shine through as the family comes to a resolution to this odd circumstance.
Backdrops for the Addams Family Musical
To set the scene for the Addams Family home one will need a haunted home to set the stage for their ghoulish lifestyle and appearance.
This Haunted House Backdrop #2501 is a great way to present a different style home for a very different type of American family. This backdrop shows a haunted house exterior at night with moonlight, tree silhouettes, and a rod iron fence.
To provide nighttime scenes with a hint of mysteriousness, this Night Moon Backdrop # 2479 provides a night sky with stars, the moon, and a silhouette of trees.
For scenes taking place inside the Addams family home this victorian interior would be perfect for setting the stage for the hilarious dinner with the parents. The Victorian Interior Backdrop #1944 provides a living room interior with a center fireplace, bookshelves, and windows left and right.
For graveyard scenes, this Graveyard Backdrop #2415 provides a view of a creepy graveyard where the kay and moon are translucent, but the hills, gravestones, and trees are opaque.
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