Curtains Up Pagosa
The Addams family is a classic crazy group of people that finds their way into the hearts of every generation. They started as just a newspaper comic strip illustrated by Charles Addams. They now have been through a TV series, two live-action movies, two cartoon movies, a Netflix series and also a musical.
This musical adaption of Charles Addams’ comic strip has a lot to relate to. Many teenagers and young adults can relate to Wednesday through her share of this coming-of-age tale. However, this show is more than just that. “The Addams Family Musical” is about diversity, accepting those that are considered “different” and finding what love means to each of us.
Gomez and Morticia have a hard lesson to learn as they watch their daughter grow up and turn into a young woman. Can they accept this? Can they deal with the fact that she is no longer a child, but instead a young woman going off into the world? This is something all parents can relate to as they watch their children turn into adults, making their own choices and having to face the world and everything it throws their way.
The Beineke family has to learn to accept this crazy family that is definitely not normal into their lives because their son is in love with Wednesday Addams. The Addamses are a strange family. They have a “zombie” butler and a crazy grandma that may not even actually be related. Uncle Fester is in love with the moon. The whole family is just a bit more dark than a “normal family.” But the Addamses also have to welcome the Beinekes into their lives. The Beinekes are so “normal” even they are a bit crazy. But, then again, what family doesn’t have their quirks?
As you watch this show, I hope you will find these messages and see how you can relate. Take a lesson from the Addams in love, forgiveness and acceptance, and see how you can accept someone for who they are even though they may not be “normal” to you. But after all, what is normal anyway?
The CUP production of “The Addams Family” musical opens on Oct. 27 at 7 p.m., with four other chances to see the show: Friday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29, at 2 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. The closing performance is on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 2 p.m. You do not want to miss this show; tickets are selling fast, so get them now before time runs out.
Curtains Up Pagosa is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. You can support CUP by donating via check to P.O. Box 2218 Pagosa Springs, CO, or by attending any of our shows. Please check out our website, www.curtainsuppagosa.org, for more information or visit https://our.show/cupaddams for tickets for this weekend’s production of the “Addams Family Musical
“The Addams Family” is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide.