It's The Addams Family, not the Von Trapps
Having come out of the sixties I grew up watching the television show, so I have to say I had nothing but positive predisposition to the story. With that said, I thought it was a lot of fun. Music and sets were what I would have expected.
The Addams Family on Sunday, Mar 27th, 2011
Show with a Heart
Saw this in previews last week and wondered what all the fuss was about with the story? The show was just a lot of fun. The audience was into many of the songs I know Ill buy the soundtrack, cant say that for very many shows lately and I thought it delivered a nice message that was relevant to todays world. Loved Janet Dacals voice and Darren Ritchie looked like he was having a lot of fun...which was reflected in the audiences feedback. There were definitely a few hiccups,nothing major that I saw, but I suspect theyll be ironed out by opening. Id recommend this to anyone wanting to have a fun night at the theatre and wanting to walk out of the theatre feeling a little uplifted. I would make one change to the costumes for the Madhatters guards...they looked too much like flying monkeys.
Wonderland on Sunday, Mar 27th, 2011