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New Maui OnStage musical is anything but normal

By Staff | Jul 16, 2015

Jerry Eiting (left) and West Sider Micah Giovanni star as Gomez and Pugsley Addams in “The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy.” PHOTO BY JACK GRACE.

WAILUKU – “The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy” features an original story – and it’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.

If that’s not upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he has never done before: keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia.

Everything will change for the whole family on “one normal night,” as they host a dinner for Wednesday’s boyfriend and his parents.

“The Addams Family” stars Jerry Eiting as Gomez, Lin McEwen as Morticia, Lia Krieg as Wednesday and Dale Button as Uncle Fester. The cast includes two West Side actors: Ann Marie Wilder and Micah Giovanni.

Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. on Sundays, through Aug. 2 at the Historic Iao Theater.

Tickets range from $20 to $40; call 242-6969 or order online at www.mauionstage.com.

This Maui premier will feature some of the most state-of-the-art special effects ever witnessed at the Historic Iao Theater, ranging from animated projections, rock concert lighting, puppets, robotics, black lights and much more.

With more than 150 technical cues in the two-hour production, “The Addams Family” features a creepy surprise around every corner.

“The Addams Family” is proudly supported by ELCCO Electric Contractors and The Shops at Wailea. It is produced by special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide

“The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy” by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice features music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa.

Directed by Michael Pulliam, the show features choreography by Erin Kowalick and musical direction by Stephen Haines.