THE SCREENING ROOM: The Addams Family Carries the Banner on Tour in Newsies Spoof (Video)
By Michael Gioia
Cast members from the first national tour of The Addams Family found themselves channeling their inner Newsies a half-hour before curtain with a performance of "Carrying the Banner" from the 2012 Tony Award-nominated Best Musical.
Jonathan Ritter and Victoria Huston-Elem, cast members of the Addams Family tour, reworked lyrics to the first-act dance number of the Disney musical and filmed their Newsies spoof on location at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, The Benedum Center in Pittsburgh, PA, and The Fox Theater in Atlanta, GA.
The Addams Family stars Douglas Sills as Gomez and Sara Gettelfinger as Morticia with Martin Vidnovic as Mal Beineke, Gaelen Gilliland as Alice Beineke, Blake Hammond as Uncle Fester, Pippa Pearthree as Grandma, Tom Corbeil as Lurch, Patrick D. Kennedy as Pugsley, Brian Justin Crum as Lucas Beineke and Cortney Wolfson as Wednesday.
The cast also includes Ted Ely, Karla Garcia, Steve Geary, Huston-Elem, Patrick Oliver Jones, Lizzie Klemperer, Alexandra Matteo, Christy Morton, Brad Nacht, Pilar Millhollen, Ritter, Roland Rusinek, Geo Seery, Samantha Shafer and Ethan Wexler.
Watch The Addams Family perform "Carrying the Banner":
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