The Addams Family

Performed by the Portsmouth Area Children’s Theatre Senior Co. & Alumni


Friday, July 20, 2018
7:00 pm

Saturday, July 21, 2018
7:00 pm

Sunday, July 22, 2018
2:30 pm


Vern Riffe Center for the Arts
Eloise C. Smith Theatre

Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice

Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Based on characters created by Charles Addams

Directed by Susan Foster

The Portsmouth Area Arts Council & Children’s Theatre invites all Children’s Theatre Alumni and Senior Co. members ages 13 and up to be a part of our first full-length summer musical. Auditions will take place in June with rehearsals nightly until showtime. This will be our first full-length summer production and we are excited to partner with Shawnee State University to invite not only our Senior Co. members ages 13-18, but any of our alumni to come back and be a part of the show.

The Addams Family features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.



Tickets are $6-$12 and will be available at the McKinley Box Office by calling (740) 351-3600 or at

Originally produced on Broadway by Stuart Oken, Roy Furman, Michael Leavitt, Five Cent Productions, Stephen Schuler, Decca Theatricals, Scott M. Delman, Stuart Ditsky, Terry Allen Kramer, Stephanie P. McClelland, James L. Nederlander, Eva Price, Jam Theatricals/Mary LuRoffe, Pittsburgh CLO/Gutterman-Swinsky, Vivek Tiwary/Gary Kaplan, The Weinstein Company/Clarence, LLC, Adam Zotovich/Tribe Theatricals By Special Arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical.