By Michael Gioia
02 Oct 2012
|Photo by Kevin McIntyre|
Holbrook, who plays Lucas Beineke, joins a company that features Tony Award nominee Douglas Sills (The Scarlet Pimpernel) as Gomez, Sara Gettelfinger (Nine) as Morticia, Tony Award nominee Martin Vidnovic (Brigadoon) as Mal Beineke, Gaelen Gilliland (Wicked) as Alice Beineke, Blake Hammond (Sister Act) as Uncle Fester, Pippa Pearthree (Boeing-Boeing) as Grandma, Tom Corbeil (La Bohème) as Lurch, Patrick D. Kennedy as Pugsley and Cortney Wolfson (The Addams Family, Les Miserables) as Wednesday. Zachary James plays Lurch, the role he originated in the original Broadway production, during the tour's engagement in Dallas.
Following the run in Dallas, which continues through Oct. 21, the musical will stop in Seattle (Oct. 24–Nov. 11), Salt Lake City (Nov. 13–18), Las Vegas (Nov. 20–25), Tempe (Dec. 11–16) and Costa Mesa (Dec. 18–30).
Rounding out the cast as ancestors are Sara Andreas, Lauryn Ciardullo, Steve Geary, Victoria Huston-Elem, Megan Jimenez, Patrick Oliver Jones, Lizzie Klemperer, Michelle Marmolejo, Christy Morton, Brad Nacht, Jonathan Ritter, Murray Rundus, Roland Rusinek, Matthew Schmidt and Geo Seery.
The Brazilian production of The Addams Family continues performances in Sao Paulo as separate productions are set to premiere in Sydney, Australia, in March 2013 and Buenos Aires, Argentina, in June 2013.
The Addams Family national tour features a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice and a score by Andrew Lippa. The production is directed and designed (sets and costumes) by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch with creative consultation by Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.
The production features lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by ACME Sound Partners and puppetry by Basil Twist. The production also features music supervision by Mary-Mitchell Campbell, music direction by Ben Whiteley, orchestrations by Larry Hochman, dance arrangements by August Eriksmoen, hair design by Tom Watson, make-up design by Angelina Avallone and special effects design by Greg Meeh.
The North American tour of The Addams Family premiered in New Orleans in September 2011, and has played over 350 performances to date. The tour is produced by Stuart Oken, Roy Furman, Michael Leavitt, Five Cent Productions, Stuart Ditsky/AdamDitsky, Stephen Schuler, Eva Price, James L. Nederlander, Stephanie P. McClelland, Pittsburgh CLO/Gutterman/Deitch, Vivek Tiwary/Jamie deRoy/Carl Moellenberg and Mary Lu Roffe, by special arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical.
The current tour itinerary follow:
Dallas, TX , Oct. 2-Oct. 21, Music Hall at Fair Park
Seattle, WA, Oct. 24-Nov. 11, 5th Avenue Theatre
Salt Lake City, UT, Nov. 13-18, Capitol Theatre
Las Vegas, NV, Nov. 20-25, The Smith Center
Tempe, AZ, Dec. 11-16, ASU Gammage
Costa Mesa, CA, Dec. 18-30, Segerstrom Center for the Arts