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All performances begin at 8:15pm
U.S. and Muny Premiere!

 

Making its US regional and Muny premiere, The Addams Family puts Charles Addams' classic and beloved characters in a hilarious Broadway musical that has been thrilling audiences worldwide. See what Bloomberg News calls “uproarious!” The Addams Family features a book by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and music by Andrew Lippa. Come meet Gomez, Morticia, Lurch and the entire hilariously odd Addams Family.

 

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FEATURING:
One Normal Night * Let’s Not Talk About Anything Else But Love * Tango de Amor


Rob-McClure

ROB McCLURE (Gomez Addams) is thrilled to be back at The Muny after playing both the evil Lord Farquaad in Shrek and Bert in Mary Poppins last summer. He received Tony®, Drama League, Astaire and Outer Critics Circle nominations and won the Theatre World and Clive Barnes awards for his performance as Chaplin in Chaplin: The Musical on Broadway last season. Prior to that, he charmed audiences and critics alike with his performance in the title role in Where’s Charley? at Encores! Rob’s other Broadway credits include the 2002 revival of I'm Not Rappaport, opposite Judd Hirsch and Ben Vereen, and the roles of Princeton and Rod in Avenue Q; he later received a Helen Hayes nomination for his performance on the Avenue Q national tour. He recently starred opposite Tony Danza in the Paper Mill Playhouse world-premiere production of Jason Robert Brown’s Honeymoon In Vegas, which is scheduled to move to Broadway later this year. He delighted 92nd Street Y audiences in Kathleen Marshall’s salute to MGM musicals, Going Hollywood. He also appeared in the world premiere of Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot at the Cleveland Playhouse and Robert and Willie Reale’s Johnny Baseball at the American Repertory Theatre. In Philadelphia, he has won two Barrymore Awards for best actor in a musical, and starred as Mozart in Amadeus at the Walnut Street Theatre. For his performance in the short film Recursion, directed by Sam Buntrock, he recently won the Best Actor Award at the Queens World Film Festival. Recursion continues to be screened this year on the festival circuit.

Jenny-Poweres

JENNY POWERS (Morticia Addams) returns to The Muny after playing the title role in last year’s Mary Poppins. She most recently originated the roles of Samira in the world premiere of Secondhand Lions (Seattle Fifth Avenue) and Maggie in the upcoming world premiere of A Little More Alive (Kansas City Rep). Broadway: Rizzo in Grease and Meg in Little Women. Theatre highlights include Lois Lane in It’s a Bird..It’s a Plane..It’s Superman at Encores; Mary Kate Danaher in Donnybrook! at the Irish Rep (Drama Desk nom); Veronica Franco in the world premiere of Dangerous Beauty at Pasadena Playhouse; Gina in Happiness at Lincoln Center; Diana Devereaux in Of Thee I Sing at Encores. TV/Film: Blue Bloods (CBS), Power (Starz), The Good Wife (CBS), Mercy (NBC), Law & Order: CI (USA), Six Degrees (ABC), Nurse Jackie (Showtime), I Think I Love My Wife, Confessions of a Shopaholic, and the upcoming Mysteries of Laura on NBC.

John-Scherer

JOHN SCHERER (Mal Beineke) is thrilled to return to The Muny where last season he appeared in Spamalot. St. Louis audiences most recently saw him in Noises Off at the St Louis Rep, where he also played the title role in The Foreigner. He has appeared on Broadway in LoveMusik, By Jeeves, Sunset Boulevard and Funny Girl (Actors Fund benefit). Other New York credits include The Most Happy Fella and Cinderella at the NYC Opera. He has appeared in leading roles across the country in many regional theaters. Film and television credits include Spinning Into Butter, The Shield, Crossing Jordan, Guiding Light, Titus and Law & Order (all three series).

Hollis-Resnik

HOLLIS RESNIK (Alice Beineke) just completed the National tour of Sister Act as Mother Superior and was also seen as Judy Garland in End of the Rainbow at MRT. She was seen in Court Theatre ‘s production of Angels in America in Chicago, in Follies at Chicago Shakespeare, and Shakespeare Theatre of DC’s production of Candide for which she received a Helen Hayes award. Chicago: Goodman Theatre, Ravinia, Lyric Opera, and the CSO. Regionally: Longwharf, Alliance, Milwaukee Rep, and the Cleveland Playhouse. National tours include, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Les Misérables. She is the recipient of 2 Sarah Siddons awards, 11 Jeff awards and is a 2012 recipient of the Lunt Fontanne Fellowship.

Steven-Rosen

STEVE ROSEN (Uncle Fester) is an actor, writer and composer/lyricist based out of New York City. On Broadway, he originated leading roles in Spamalot, The Farnsworth Invention and the 2009 revival of Guys & Dolls. Off-Broadway he co-wrote and starred in both The Other Josh Cohen (with David Rossmer) for which he was nominated for 4 Drama Desk Awards and Don't Quit Your Night Job (with Rossmer, Dan Lipton and Sarah Saltzberg). Concerts: Mikado (Carnegie Hall), Knickerbocker Holiday (Alice Tully), phish (MSG) TV: Masters of Sex, Psych, Person of Interest, Law & Order. Upcoming Films: The Humbling and Beijing/New York.

Jen-Cody

JEN CODY (Grandma) has performed in 11 Broadway shows including The Pajama Game, Urinetown, Taboo and Shrek. She originated roles off-Broadway in The Wild Party and Charles Bush's Judith of Bethulia. Her voice can be heard on many cartoons including Winx Club and Robot and Monster. She won the Annie Award (voice over Oscar) for voicing Charlotte LaBoueff in Disney's The Princess and the Frog. She was last seen at The Muny in Hello, Dolly! where she won the Kevin Kline Award for Best Featured Actress in a musical.

William-Ryall

WILLIAM RYALL (Lurch) appeared most recently on Broadway in Chaplin, the Musical. Other Broadway credits include Anything Goes, Amadeus, How To Succeed, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Seussical the Musical, High Society, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, Grand Hotel, Me And My Girl, and Guys and Dolls. At the NYC Opera he appeared as the Postman in The Most Happy Fella. National tours include Phantom of the Opera, On Your Toes, The Best Little Whorehouse, Evita, My One and Only. He received unanimous critical acclaim as Spats in Some Like It Hot starring Tony Curtis. Film – Synechdoche, New York and the upcoming horror film The Factory.

Daniel-Deluca

DANIEL DELUCA (Lucas Beineke) is thrilled to be making his Muny debut! Regional: Danny in Stephen Schwartz's Snapshots (Goodspeed Opera House) Gabe in Next to Normal, Fyedka in Fiddler on the Roof, and Charlie Brown in YAGMCB (The Weston Playhouse). NY: Cain/Japheth in Children of Eden (CAP21) Other credits include various concerts/new works at 54 Below, Joe's Pub & Radio City Music Hall.

Sara-Kapner

SARA KAPNER (Wednesday Addams) Broadway: Hollywood Arms (dir. Harold Prince). Off-Broadway: Bare, Trouble (NYMF '12), Captain Louie, Children's Letters to God. Regional: The Diary of Anne Frank at the Delaware Theatre Company. Film: The Factory (upcoming), A Little Help. Sara is a graduate of Fordham University.

Michael-Harp

MICHAEL HARP (Pugsley Addams) recently performed the role of Kurt in the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s The Sound of Music. His performances at The Muny include Spamalot, Shrek: the Musical, Les Misérables, Mary Poppins and Bye Bye Birdie (Randolph). With Variety Children’s Theatre, he played Michael Darling in Peter Pan and has been seen at St. Louis’s Center of Contemporary Arts in the US premiere of Swallows & Amazons.

MARCIA MILGROM DODGE (Director) makes her Muny debut. A highly acclaimed director & choreographer, Marcia was the first woman to direct & choreograph a musical produced by the Kennedy Center and her celebrated 2009 revival of Ragtime moved to Broadway after its sold-out run in Washington, DC (Tony® Award Nomination for Best Director of a Musical, two Drama Desk Award nominations, an Astaire Award nomination and she won the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Direction of a Resident Musical.) Her concert staging of My Fair Lady starring Jonathan Pryce & Laura Michelle Kelly was presented at the Kennedy Center and at the Granada Theatre in Santa Barbara.  Also for the Kennedy Center, Dodge will direct Brian Stokes Mitchell in Camelot In Concert this spring. Regionally, she has directed and choreographed at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park (Cabaret), Bucks County Playhouse (Really Rosie), Denver Center Theatre Company (Sense & Sensibility The Musical, world-premiere production 2013 and Colorado New Play Summit 2012), Pasadena Playhouse (Under My Skin, world-premiere), Glimmerglass Festival (The Music Man), Bay Street Theatre (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To The Forum starring Peter Scolari, Ain’t Misbehavin’, The Who’s Tommy, Once On This Island, Hair, Fit To Print and Sherlock Holmes & The West End Horror, co-written with her husband Anthony Dodge/Edgar Award nomination for Best Play), Reprise Theatre Company (CabaretHow To Succeed…), Maltz Jupiter Theatre (Hello, Dolly!/Carbonell Award for Direction, Anything Goes/Carbonell Award for Choreography and Master Class). Dodge’s off-Broadway credits include Venus Flytrap (The Active Theater), Seussical The Musical (Theatreworks USA/Lortel Award nomination), Cookin’Radio Gals, Maltby & Shire's Closer Than Ever (choreographed original production) and William Finn's Romance In Hard Times (The Public Theater). She has directed many other regional productions, and numerous productions abroad.

VINCE PESCE (Choreographer) returns after choreographing The Muny’s Shrek The Musical (2013). He currently serves as the director for education for Stages St. Louis. Vince won a TINA Award for his choreography for the off-Broadway production of Abraham Lincoln’s Big Gay Dance Party (Acorn Theatre). He served as Kathleen Marshall’s associate choreographer on the Broadway productions of Anything Goes (2011 Tony® Award for Choreography), The Pajama Game starring Harry Connick, Jr. (2006 Tony® Award for Choreography), Wonderful Town (2004 Tony® Award for Choreography), and Little Shop of Horrors. Vince directed and choreographed a tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat, the Mexico City company of Victor/Victoria and choreographed the national and international tours of ‘S Wonderful (world premiere), Cinderella starring Lea Salonga, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Oliver!, as well as Dancing With Abandon for the New York Fringe Festival and the pre-Broadway workshop of Lucky Break directed by John Caird. His television choreography credits include: the HBO special Tracey Ullman: Live and Exposed starring Tracey Ullman, Clash of the Choirs starring Patti LaBelle, Nick Lachey and Michael Bolton (NBC/Series Choreographer), Grease: You’re The One That I Want (NBC/Series Choreographer), Holiday Splendor starring John Davidson (Disney Channel), The Music Man (Associate Choreographer) starring Matthew Broderick and Kristin Chenoweth (ABC/Disney), and Once Upon a Mattress (Associate Choreographer) starring Carol Burnett and Tracey Ullman. Other choreography credits include A Funny Thing…Forum and Little Shop of Horrors for Paper Mill Playhouse, as well as Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Carousel Theatre), Grease (Stages St. Louis), Guys and Dolls (American Musical Theatre of San Jose), West Side Story starring Diana Degarmo (AMTSJ), Flower Drum Song (AMTSJ), and The King & I starring Debby Boone (AMTSJ).

BEN WHITELEY (Music Director) music directed The Muny’s Spamalot (2013) afterserving as music director for Pirates! in 2012. Also at The Muny, Ben has music directed Kiss Me, Kate; Beauty and the Beast (twice); Sound of Music (twice); South PacificMusic ManOklahoma! and Meet Me in St. Louis. His Broadway and National Tours include The Addams Family, Spamalot, Cats, The Full Monty, Grand HotelFalsettos and Big. Ben’s Carnegie Hall credits include Sail Away (with Elaine Stritch), Carnegie Hall Salutes Comden and Green and A Tribute to Alan Jay Lerner. He conducted Damn Yankees for Paper Mill Playhouse and 5th Avenue Theatre. Ben prepared and conducted the chorus for the Sony Classics recording of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Allegro. For City Center Encores! Series, Ben was the associate conductor and did the choral preparation for more than 20 shows, including Merrily We Roll AlongFinian’s Rainbow and Where’s Charley?. Recent concerts include The Three Irish Tenors and Space Philharmonic. TV credits include Boardwalk Empire. Whiteley is a frequent guest conductor for the University of Michigan Musical Theatre Program. Ben’s most recent work includes the 2013 Madison Square Gardens production of A Christmas Story.

MICHAEL SCHWEIKARDT (Scenic Design) Muny productions include MARY POPPINS, SOUTH PACIFIC and THE KING AND I. World premiers of NOBODY LOVES YOU and Duncan Sheik’s WHISPER HOUSE at The Old Globe in San Diego. Motherhood The Musical for G4 Productions. Recent local credits include critically acclaimed productions of CAROUSEL, SHOWBOATANNIE GET YOUR GUN,1776, BIG RIVER and CAMELOT for Goodspeed Musicals, BLOODSONG OF LOVE at Ars Nova, BARNUM for The Asolo Rep’s 50th anniversary season, American premiers of Frank McGuinness’ GATES OF GOLD and THE BIRD SANCTUARYOKLAHOMA! starring Kelli O’Hara and Will Chase celebrating The Oklahoma State centennial and National and International Tours of James Taylor’s ONE MAN BAND. Upcoming productions include PHANTOM for EMK Productions in Seoul, South Korea. www.msportfolio.com

NATHAN W. SCHEUER (Lighting Design) was raised in St. Louis and is thrilled to be joining The Muny again. Past Muny designs include lighting for Shrek and Les Miserable, as well as video for Spamalot, Nunsense, South Pacific, Mary Poppins, and West Side Story. NYC credits include La Plage (TomGoldDance), Shaping Sound at Roseland (Break the Floor Productions), and associate designer for Manilow on Broadway. Select regional credits include Cipher, Beneath One's Dignity (LA Ballet), That's Where I'll Be Waiting (Shaping Sound Tour), Next to Normal, Good People (TheatreSquared), On Golden Pond (St. Louis Black Rep), A Tuna Christmas (Lyceum Theatre at Arrow Rock). Nathan has also designed lights for Selena Gomez, scenery for Alice Cooper, as well as working with NYC Ballet, Lincoln Center Festival, San Francisco Opera, and Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. A graduate of Webster University, he now lives in NYC and is a proud member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829.

SETH JACKSON (Video Design) has designed lighting and scenery for Don Henley, Jason Mraz, Hilary Duff, Melissa Etheridge, American Idols Live, Barry Manilow, Carrie Underwood, Toby Keith, Alice Cooper, Kenny G and countless others. He has twice been awarded the Parnelli Award for Set Designer of the Year in 2007 and 2008, and has received the Illuminating Engineering Society’s Award of Distinction in 1996. As part of the design team for "Star Wars In Concert", he was awarded the Redden Award for Excellence in Lighting Design in 2010. In 2012, he designed six productions for The Muny, including Chicago Dreamgirls, and in 2013 he designed lighting for Spamalot and projection and media design for Shrek. On Broadway, he was the production designer for Manilow On Broadway. In Las Vegas, Seth served as creative director for Barry Manilow’s Music and Passion, and was the creative director and production designer for Selena Gomez’s current world wide tour, "Stars Dance".

ANDREA LAUER (Costume Design): Broadway: American IdiotBring It On, the Musical. Recent Off -Broadway: Midsummer Night’s Dream (Classic Stage), RX (Primary Stages), Kiss the Air (Park Avenue Armory). Regional: The Muny, Guthrie, Alliance, Berkeley Rep, Bay Street, Alley Theatre. Designer in residence for The Trey McIntyre Project Dance Company: Ladies and Gentle Men and Bad Winter (part of 2012 Next Wave), The Sweeter EndTen Pin Episodes, and Gravity Heroes (set and costumes). Recent theatre and opera: (production designer) Out Cold/Zippo Songs, sets: West Side Story (El Paso Opera), costumes: Title and Deed (Signature Theatre), A …Supposedly Fun Thing (The Chocolate Factory), Imaginary Invalid (BARD Summer Scape) and STREB One Extraordinary Day at the London Cultural Olympics. Working as stylist for fashion and musicians her credits include: American Vogue, OUT magazine, and on the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards and Rolling Stone. MFA - NYU (Baryshnikov Fellow), 2011 NYSCA Grant as a STREB innovative collaborator.

JASON KRUEGER (Sound Design) is pleased to return for his 16th season with The Muny. He is continually honored to return to The Muny and St Louis’ enthusiastic support of the arts. In the past, Jason has worked on a number of Broadway and national tours, including The Lion King, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The King and I, Indiscretions, Smokey Joe’s Cafe and the annual Madison Square Garden production of A Christmas Carol. A native of Colorado, Jason spends the rest of the year teaching skiing in Steamboat Springs.

 

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