Hilarious musical comedy ‘The Addams Family’ opens Thursday

BAYTOWN, TX — They’re creepy, kooky and all together ooky — and they’re coming to the Lee College Performing Arts Center (PAC) this week as daughter Wednesday grows up and finds love in the hilarious new Broadway musical comedy, “The Addams Family.”

The Lee College production of “The Addams Family” will debut on the PAC main stage at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 3. Additional performances will be held at 7:30 nightly Friday and Saturday, March 4-5, with a matinee set for 2:30 p.m., Sunday, March 6.

Tickets for the show are $15 for the general public; $10 for college students, faculty and staff; and $5 for children aged 10 years old and younger. Purchase tickets online at www.lee.edu/pac, or by calling the Box Office at 281.425.6255.

“The Addams Family” musical follows the morbid and macabre characters made popular in the 1960s television series and nostalgically revived in two 1990s movies: parents Gomez and Morticia, children Wednesday and Pugsley, beloved Uncle Fester, fortune-telling Grandma and loyal butler Lurch. The curtain rises on their annual gathering in the family graveyard, where their dead ancestors emerge from the tombs each year to celebrate the enduring spirit and continuity of the Addams clan.

Wednesday, now 18, has fallen in love with Lucas Beineke — a young man from Ohio whose Middle American background is a stark contrast to the Addams’ dark and ghoulish roots, much to Gomez and Morticia’s consternation. Wednesday and Lucas want to get married but won’t make it down the aisle unless their families find common ground over a less-than-normal dinner at the Addams mansion.

“The Addams Family” at Lee College is under the direction of Visual and Performing Arts Division faculty Kim Martin, John Weinel and Ken Booker.

Lee College offers more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as non-credit workforce and community education courses, that prepare its diverse student body for advanced higher education; successful entry into the workforce; and a variety of in-demand careers. With the main campus and McNair Center located in Baytown, Texas, and a satellite center in nearby Liberty, the college serves a geographic area of more than 220,000 residents that includes 13 independent school districts. To learn more, visit www.lee.edu.