Savannah Children’s Theatre is bringing the creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky Broadway musical, The Addams Family, to the stage in a production that opens this Friday, March 31.
“This is just a fun, giggly show,” said Director Kelie Miley, who loved the tv series as a child. “For all the ‘darkness’ they’re really a happy family and very functional . Of course there’s a problem that they have to solve in the play or it wouldn’t be a play. I think it’s a great show for young performers and I’m sure the audience is going to love it because it’s hysterical.”
The cast is all teenagers from Savannah Children’s Theatre’s Junior Company and, because of the Addams amorous innuendo, the show is recommended for audiences ages 12 and up.
High School senior, who Noah Edwards, plays Addams family patriarch, Gomez, says that in addition to learning lines and music, he’s learned some new dance moves. “We’ve got this huge, long, like six-minute tango right toward the end of the show,” Edwards, explained. “Getting to work on that part of the show with my fellow actors has been something that’s been really fun for me.”
Savannah Children’s Theatre’s production of The Addams Family Musical opens March 31 and continues through April 9, with performances on Fridays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Learn more at SavannahChildrensTheatre.org.
Hear more of our conversation with director Kelie Miley and actor Noah Edwards in the audio link below.