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The Addams Family • A kooky, spooky, ooky Broadway musical

Jun. 29 – Jul. 23, 2017

Based on Charles Addams’ original macabre cartoons, The Addams Family finds the charmingly creepy clan facing a new nightmare: daughter Wednesday has fallen in love…with a nice young man from Ohio!! Despite the pair’s plea for things to just be normal for once, the dinner party hosted by Gomez and Morticia to meet the boy’s parents soon goes devilishly awry, testing the bonds of family, love, and unholy matrimony.

A Broadway blockbuster, this wickedly hilarious musical conjures the irreverent spirit and morbid humor of the comics while illustrating that though the unknown may be frightening, when we face the darkness, love and acceptance await.

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Music and lyrics by ANDREW LIPPA
Based on characters created by CHARLES ADDAMS



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Summer performances at:
Deb Fennell Auditorium
9000 SW Durham Road
Tigard, Oregon

Broadway Rose New Stage Auditorium
12850 SW Grant Ave.
Tigard, Oregon

Show Dates

Thursday, June 29, 7:30 PM PREVIEW
Friday, June 30, 7:30 PM OPENING NIGHT
Saturday, July 1, 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 2, 2:00 PM

Thursday, July 6, 7:30 PM
Friday, July 7, 7:30 PM
Saturday, July 8, 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 9, 2:00 PM

Thursday, July 13, 7:30 PM
Friday, July 14, 7:30 PM
Saturday, July 15, 2:00 PM—Post-show talk back*
Saturday, July 15, 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 16, 2:00 PM

Thursday, July 20, 7:30 PM
Friday, July 21, 7:30 PM
Saturday, July 22, 2:00 PM– Audio description available
Saturday, July 22, 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 23, 2:00 PM

*Talk-backs are free and open to the public. They begin immediately following the first Saturday matinee performance of the mainstage production, and are held in the theater. You do not have to attend the Broadway Rose production in order to attend the talk-back.

Meet the Cast


Directed and choreographed by Peggy Taphorn
Music Direction by Alan D. Lytle
Lighting Design by Gene Dent
Sound Design by Brian K. Moen
Properties Design by Nathan Crosby
Wig Design by Jane Holmes
Stage Manager Jessica Junor


Reed I Marc Grafe
Reed II Mitch Iimori
Trumpet Levis Dragulin
Trombone Bryant Byers
Keyboard I Brian Michael
Keyboard II Charlie Gregson
Bass Amy Roesler
Percussion Alexandra Geffel
Drums Mitch Wilson
Violin Mary Rowell
Cello Ashley Peck
Guitar Fletcher Nemeth

Director's Note

A Note From The Director: Peggy Taphorn

They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysteriously spooky and I am thrilled to share this quirky and loveable family with the Broadway Rose Theatre audience. Charles Addams’ original characters were first invented as a comic strip in 1938; since then his darkly weird, death-obsessed Addams family has been featured in a TV sit-com, a hit film, and a cartoon. The next step was, of course, a Broadway musical!

Andrew Lippa, Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice’s show originally opened on Broadway in 2010 and it satisfied the legions of Addams Family fans out there. In addition to the original characters created by Addams, the musical introduces the new roles of Mal, Alice, and Lucas Beineke, who are straight arrow Midwesterners. The ensemble consists of a group of Addams Family ancestors, each from a different time period. The show begins at a family crisis point, where Wednesday Addams – the macabre, crossbow-wielding daughter of Morticia and Gomez – has inexplicably fallen for the most jock guy you could imagine! Lucas and his exceptionally straight parents are visiting for dinner from Ohio, so Wednesday pleads with her family to try to be normal for just one night. She gets anything but normal from both sides of this about-to-be-blended family! This show will have you rooting for these star crossed lovers and gleefully cackling at its ghoulishness and charm. It will have you asking yourself, What is normal anyway, and honestly, isn’t it a bit overrated? Enjoy the show – snap, snap!