Opening Night Review: “The Addam’s Family!”
As the house lights fell and the spotlight danced across the curtain, a hand crept out from beneath. The audience roared as the hand made it’s way up the curtain…. Addam’s Family has arrived! AND “Thing” well, he was just the beginning….
This entertaining musical comedy centers on Wednesday being played by Nathalie Reid, (whom you may recognize from her previous RRT roles like Fiona in Shrek and Lucy in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown)
who is all grown up and in love… with a normal boy from Ohio named Lucas played by Justice Bussard (who
was the titular character in last year’s Wizard of Oz). She has confided her secret in her father, Gomez (played by Mathew Landsiedel who is a familiar face at both the Ragland and the Linkville having performed in Jekyll and Hyde, Kiss Me Kate, Mary Poppins, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and others). Gomez not only can’t believe his baby is all grown up but also has never kept a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia portrayed in this performance by the multi-talented Suzanne Stewart (of Esquire Jazz Quartet fame and so much more) and feels torn apart by the women in his family.
This Community Production is directed by Dan and Fay Crenshaw and totally family-friendly. “We wanted to
make sure everyone could come and take part in this delightfully, dramatic tale. I am thrilled we were able to do just that!” exclaimed Director Fay Crenshaw.
“The costumes, the music, and the local talent are just incredible. We are all so proud of this production,” added Sam Buress the shows Choreographer and Education Director at the Ross Ragland.
The Ross Ragland Theater’s lobby fit right into the Addam’s Family theme. With spooky décor and flower arrangements only Morticia Addam’s would love, the tone was set and the Opening Night performance went on without a hitch. The audience was wowed by the elaborate set and thoroughly entertained by the ghostly ancestors!
The Addams Family will run through this weekend and it is definitely worth checking out!
See it Friday, Saturday or Sunday, Aug. 9th and 10th at 7:30 pm, Aug. 11th at 2:00 pm.
For TICKET information, please CALL 884-LIVE or check out the theaters Facebook page and website.