Oklahoma Baptist University’s production of the new musical, “The Addams Family Musical,” will hit the stage Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. The musical features music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. It is based on characters created by Charles Addams and the book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. Performances will take place at Craig-Dorland Theatre inside Shawnee Hall on the OBU campus.
The production will continue through Nov. 5, with evening performances Oct. 26 and 28, and Nov. 2, 3 and 4, at 7:30 p.m. Matinees will take place Oct. 29 and Nov. 5 at 2:30 p.m. There will also be a special Halloween performance Tuesday, Oct. 31, at 10:30 p.m.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets may be purchased online at www.okbu.edu/theatre or by calling (405) 585-4350.
Based on the iconic TV family, “The Addams Family Musical” is a dark, quirky tale of love, loyalty and laughter. It follows the life of Wednesday Addams, a young and scary girl who is anything but enthusiastic about introducing her new boyfriend to her less than conventional family. As Wednesday struggles to accept her family’s crazy antics, she learns that every family is a little spooky in their own way.
“The Addams Family Musical” is the first show to be featured in OBU Theatre’s 2017-18 season titled, “Life, Death and other Curiosities.” Future performances include “Defying Gravity,” a free structured look at the 1986 Challenger disaster, and “A Murder is Announced,” an adaptation of a story by Agatha Christie.
Box Office ticket sales begin two weeks prior to performances. Season tickets are currently available at $30 for adults and $12 for students. Visit www.okbu.edu/theatre or call (405)585-4350 for more information.