“The Addams Family” to Creep Into Fisher Auditorium

Posted on 10/10/2013 11:12:39 AM

For the next offering on its Ovations! series, the Lively Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will host the Broadway musical national touring production of The Addams Family . Based on the bizarre and beloved characters created by cartoonist Charles Addams, this family-friendly musical will be presented for a single performance on Thursday, October 24, 2013. The show starts at 8:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center.

In a prolific career spanning six decades, Charles Addams created several thousand cartoons, sketches, and drawings, many of which were published in the New Yorker. It was his creation of characters that came to be known as the Addams Family that brought Addams his greatest acclaim. With a unique style that combined twisted, macabre, and charmingly weird wit, Addams’ drawings have entertained millions worldwide and served as the inspiration for multiple television series and motion pictures.

The successful Broadway musical adaptation of The Addams Family features an original story that is every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the daughter of Gomez Addams, has grown up and fallen in love with a young man from a respectable family. She confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Gomez must now 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.

Just in time for Halloween, the Lively Arts will provide a special treat for its audience. Although not required, the first 50 audience members arriving in costume for the show will receive a bag filled with a few treats.

Tickets for this October 24 event are available now at the Hadley Union Building ticket office on the IUP campus or online at IUP Tickets. Tickets can also be purchased by calling the HUB ticket office at (724) 257-1313. Remaining tickets can be purchased at the door starting one hour prior to the performance. Tickets are priced at $38 for regular admission, $32 for senior citizens and groups, and $16 for students or children.

More information on this and other events within the Lively Arts is available by e-mailing lively-arts@iup.edu or by calling (724) 357-2787.

The Ovations! series is funded, in part, by donations through the Premiere Club, business sponsorships, grants, and the IUP Student Cooperative Association.

The Addams Family at Dinner



The Addams Family

The Addams Family

October 24, 2013
8:00 p.m.

Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

The Addams Family has become one of Broadway’s biggest hits. Set with an original story that’s 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.

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For more information, visit The Addams Family, e-mail , or call 724-357-2787.