Stanley hosts ‘The Addams Family’

The National Tour of the new musical "The Addams Family" takes the stage Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at The Stanley Theatre, 259 Genesee St, Utica.

Tickets range from $36.50 ­ $61.50, and can be purchased by calling the Broadway Theatre League at 724-7196 or go online to or

"The Addams Family" is based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams,

The story is every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother.

Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before — keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s "normal" boyfriend and his parents.

"The Addams Family" features a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. The production is directed by Jerry Zaks with choreography by Sergio Trujillo. Production design (sets and costumes) by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch with set adaptations by James Kronzer. The production features lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Craig Cassidy and puppetry by Basil Twist.