Courtesy Addams Family Musical
I won’t lie to you, the Broadway musical The Addams Family wasn’t at the top of my list of shows to see.
I was a Munsters fan.
But after seeing the show last week, with its first rate cast and “let’s not take ourselves too seriously” attitude, I have to say, I had a ghoulishly good time.
The show, based on the Charles Addams’ New Yorker cartoons about a “creepy, kooky; mysterious and spooky” family, stars Broadway, film and TV vet Roger Rees as Gomez Addams and Brooke Shields as his ghostly wife, Morticia.
The show kicks off with the opening number, “When You’re an Addams,” and it’s a toe tapping hoot. It takes place in the Addams’ family cemetery and is the family’s yearly celebration of life and death.