Capitol Theatre Sydney
Opened March 23, 2013
Producer and General Management
The Addams Family, Broadway’s Smash Hit Musical Comedy based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, made its Australian premiere in Sydney in March 2013 at the Capitol Theatre.
The Addams Family was produced in Australia by Rodney Rigby together with Stuart Oken, Roy Furman, Michael Leavitt, and Five Cent Productions by special arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatricals and with the support of Events New South Wales on behalf of the NSW Government.
The Addams Family 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. A man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must 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.
The Addams Family features a book by Jersey Boys co-writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. The production is directed and designed (sets and costumes) by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch, with creative consultation by Jerry Zaks and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.
“A wonderful new musical for the entire family!””
Barbara Walters, The View
New York Observer
“Two snaps up”
Fox 5 News
“Uproarious! A glitzy-gloomy musical entirely worthy of the macabre drawings by Charles Addams.”
Producers: Stuart Oken, Roy Furman, Michael Leavitt, Five Cent Productions and Rodney Rigby by special arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical