MONROE, Ga. – On Stage, Monroe’s community theater, presents “The Addams Family,” a musical comedy of ghoulish humor based on the popular cartoons and TV series in six performances from July 19 to 28.
Performances are at 8 p.m. on July 19, 20, 26 and 27. Sunday matinees are July 21 and 28 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available at www.onstagewalton.org or at Carmichael’s Drugs, 150 MLK Blvd. in Monroe. The On Stage Playhouse is at 215 High School Avenue in Monroe.
“This show is going to be like nothing On Stage has done before,” says Director Marc Hammes. “This unique show is full of dance, great vocal numbers and Addams Family humor.”
The plot revolves around daughter Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, and her relationship with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – and they’re all coming to dinner. Wednesday begs her father, Gomez, not to tell her mother, Morticia, that she has a “normal” boyfriend. And then the fun begins.
The cast includes Felicity Combs as Morticia. Combs, an Athens native, was a professional singer and songwriter for many years until she gave up the rat race to focus on her family. This is her On Stage debut performance.
Veteran On Stage actor Daniel Hawkins portrays Gomez. The Monroe native and real estate broker has been in six On Stage shows. His roles include Prince Charming in “Into the Woods” and Chip in “The Putnam County Spelling Bee.”
ABOUT ON STAGE: Organized as On Stage Walton in 1971 “to bring a little culture to our town,” the theater moved in 1975 to the current On Stage Playhouse in the old Monroe Primitive Baptist Church, built in 1910. On Stage holds summer workshops for adults and youths. The theater helps support a 501c3 organization. For more information: www.onstagewalton.org.