The Cobre Valley Center for the Arts fall production of “The Addams Family Musical” has definitely become an all-time hit with the town of Globe, Arizona and neighboring communities. “The Addams Family Musical” is a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice.
The cast for this show are from the Copper Cities Community Players. They are performing, for the first time, with members of both the Adult and the Children programs in both actors as well as out-of-the-box creativity. It is amazing to see these two groups working together and the talent is extraordinary!
There are 6 special “Graveyard” Premium on-stage seats at every performance. These seats include a little pre-show snacks, a backstage pass and a Director’s tour prior to performance. Ghostly make-up is offered (not required–but you really must) and more! These seats are $50 per person and you will be on stage in the midst of the show, with no “interaction” required.
This reviewer was fortunate to have one of the coveted “graveyard” seats during this past weekend performance and it is absolutely the best way to attend a stage performance! Having Gomez (Rudy Amador) and Morticia Addams (Tara Barnes) embraced in a powerful Tango dance just inches from your seat is out of this world!
You could feel the romance when Uncle Festor (Kip Kulver) danced with the Addams Ancestors under the light of the beautiful full moon. If there has ever been two more sinister siblings—you have not met the likes of Pugley (Tristan Burns) and Wednesday (Tiera Guerena). Their imperfect world could easily be changed now that Wednesday has become of age and found a “normal” boyfriend.
But what can be determined “normal?” Is it the Addams Family, who would live and “die” for each other? Or is the Beineke Family—the parents of Wednesday’s beau, Lucas (Noah Barnes). What happens when Mal (Jake Berttunen) and Alice Beineke (Molly Cornwell) learn they might be the ones in the ‘abnormal’ relationship after all!
Be sure to keep an eye on Lurch’s (Jason Marr) facial expressions, and check out those shoes! Grandman Addams (Aleksandra Slaski) is great as the grandmother some of us has dreamed of—or had nightmares about!
Cousin Itt and the vast cast of Addams Ancestors make the story and musical numbers simply magical. Their costuming (created by Diana Tunis) was lavish and gave off a certain aura of eeriness. Addams Family Musical, under the direction of Paul Tunis and Katie Gardea, promises a ghoulish good time!
Grab a seat in the “graveyard” or the general audience seating and be ready for an evening with the “Addams Family Musical”—and maybe, YOU will determine just what is normal!
You still have a chance to attend the light comedy musical on:
October 30th~ 7pm performance
October 31st~ Noon Child-friendly matinee,
November 1st~ 7pm performance
November 2nd~ 2pm matinee
These performances are sure to sell out quickly~ Ticket prices range from $15-$50/ea
Cobre Valley Center for the Arts
101 N Broad Street
Globe Arizona, 85501