WISTA presents “The Addams Family – A New Musical Comedy” June 8-16

Charles Addams' iconic comic-strip characters come to ghoulish life on stage this summer in WISTA's 10th book musical production

Gomez (Phil Silverstein) & Morticia Addams (Nour Malek) in the West Island Theatre Association’s “The Addams Family” (Photo: Emily Brayton)

MONTREAL, May 16, 2018, Three-time META Award nominee West Island Theatre Association (WISTA) is pleased to announce its tenth full book musical production, The Addams Family, A New Musical Comedy featuring music & lyrics by Andrew Lippa. The production will run for 6 performances on June 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16 at 7:30 PM, as well as June 9 at 1:30 PM at Riverdale High School (5060 Boulevard des Sources, Pierrefonds, QC).

Secrets plague the Addams household as the clan prepares for the visit of Wednesday’s new boyfriend and his sunny, all-American parents. Truths are revealed when the families sit down to dinner, and chaos ensues as the characters are forced to wrestle with trust, love, and what normalcy really means. Add in a cast of mischievous Addams ancestors who’ve risen from their crypt and audiences will be pulled in for a haunted evening they’ll never forget!



WISTA introduces Montrealers to the Addams Family as they’ve never seen them before; with songs that are eerily catchy and dances that are “to die for”, all with the familiar Addams flair for the dark. A cast of 26 young and talented performers deliver a show that will be dreadfully entertaining.

“The Addams Family Musical reminds us that love is more powerful then social norms, family expectations and even death itself. The Addams have always held a special place in my heart, teaching me to love my crazy and embrace the darkness in us all; I hope this show does the same for our audiences,” says Debora Friedmann, Director & Choreographer.

Tickets are now available through www.WISTA.ca/tickets or by calling 1.800.838.3006 ($28 Regular, $20 Students/Seniors, Group rates available). For additional information on exclusive press coverage, contact Ashley Frankel at 514-927-9691 or marketing@WISTA.ca.



CAST:
Gomez Addams – Philip Silverstein
Morticia Addams – Nour Malek
Wednesday Addams – Patricia Fitzgibbon
Pugsley Addams – Callan Forrester
Grandma – Camila Fitzgibbon
Uncle Fester – Daniel Wilkenfeld
Lurch – Thomas Robinson
Alice Beineke – Robin Kravitz
Mal Beineke – Bryan Libero
Lucas Beineke – Joel Bernstein

Addams Ancestors
Grunt – Alicia Magliocco
Joan Foxe – Angela Marino
Jane Addams – Ashley Frankel
Alicia Alonso – Caeleigh McDonald
Madeline Sweeney & The Moon – Chelsea Bayer
Velma Addams –. Emily Brayton
Helga Frump – Emily Kloppenburg
Buenaventura Durriti – Erika Moley
Anamaria Arrbuckle – Julianna Astorino
Victoria Frump – Katja Teixeira
Alphonso Addams – Kaylie Leitman
Belle Starr – Kaysondra Ayoola
Estavuo Gomes – Kyanna Mondezie
Nathan Detroit – Melissa Mazzanti
Cap. General Redondo Addams – Micaela Bianchini
Veronica Franco – Willa Bateman

PRODUCTION TEAM:
Producers – Ally Brumer, Mike Bayer
Director & Choreographer – Debora Friedmann
Musical Director & Orchestra Conductor – Sara Wunsch
Asst. Director – Zachary Sykes
Asst. Choreographer – Édith Cardinal
Asst. Musical Director & Lighting Designer – Malika Pharand
Technical Director – Kevin Durand
Costume Design – Adrienne Gantenberg
Makeup & Hair – Jasmine Mohamed
Set Design – Chip Limeburner
Props Design – Ashley Bissonnette
Props Assistant – Ian MacLaren
Sound Design – Morgan Stacey
Stage Manager – Meixian Fong, Jillian Reynolds
Ass’t Stage Manager – Maya Radhakrishna


ABOUT WISTA:

WISTA (West Island Theatre Association) is a non-profit community theatre group founded in 2006 that allows individuals between the ages of 17 and 29 to interact and perform in the wonderful world of musical theatre. WISTA’s main goal is to keep alive the passions of an energetic combination of singers, dancers, technicians and musicians by giving them a space to use and develop their skills. WISTA is a member of the Quebec Drama Federation (QDF) and ELAN Quebec. www.WISTA.ca

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