October 08, 2015

‘The Addams Family’ set for McLeod Theater

Creepy, spooky, mysterious and kooky, the members of the Addams family tango their way onto the McLeod Theater stage Oct. 22-25 as part of the musical “The Addams Family” production. 

The Addams family first appeared in “The New Yorker” magazine in 1940 in cartoons by Charles Addams, and appeared there regularly through 1988, when Addams died. The family gained international fame -- and individual names -- when they came to television in “The Addams Family” in 1964. Though the show had only a two-year run, many are familiar with Gomez and Morticia, their children, Wednesday and Pugsley, and other members of the household, including Uncle Fester, Grandmama and Lurch. 

In this musical adventure, the audience follows an all-grown-up Wednesday, whose love and impending marriage might impact her relationship with her brother, and the ability of Addams’ family ghosts to return to their graves. 

“The Addams Family” plays in the McLeod Theater in co-production with the SIU School of Music. Performances are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $6 for students and children. Get tickets in person from noon to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the SIU Arena or McLeod Theater box offices, by telephone at 618/453-6000 or online. Some charges may apply to online and phone orders.