Kooky Addams Family Comes to Napoleon

Contact: Jeffrey Tonjes

There goes the neighborhood! “They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re altogether ooky! The Addams Family” The Broadway musical sensation The Addams Family will be presented by the Maumee Valley Civic Theater (MVCT) on stage at the Napoleon Jr/Senior High Gymnatorium (701 Briarheath Ave # 1, Napoleon, OH 43545) from July 25 – 28, 2019.

From the creators of the Jersey Boys’ Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice and Drama Desk Award-winning composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa, the frightfully delightful world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley, and Lurch come to spectacular life in this all new story, based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles Addams.

In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, a grave crisis is brewing. It is every father’s worst nightmare but in reverse. Daughter Wednesday, the ultimate Princess of Darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a “normal” young man, Lucas Beineke, from a quite respectable Ohio family—not even remotely fiendish! Worse, the romance seems to have turned the steadfastly gloomy Addams girl downright cheery, leaving her family very worried and distressed. Comic chaos reigns when they host a dinner for Wednesday’s new boyfriend and his parents so they can become better acquainted with the entire Addams family.

This summer’s production is again Directed by Maumee Valley Civic Theater’s Board Member and 2019 President, Jeffrey Tonjes, Assisted Directed by Amanda Tonjes and Vocal Directed by newcomer Patty Wiemken. Starring MVCT’s alumn Tyler Cowdrey (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and Abbie Fricke (Wizard of Oz) in this musical comedy that brings the beloved and bizarre first family of comedy to life, complete with show-stopping musical numbers, and original Broadway choreography by Sergio Trujillo. Also starring: Kyle Pettit (Shrek), Breanne Eickholt, Ryan Kruse (Shrek), Joseph Shappell (Wizard of Oz), Miranda Skiver, Ron Fricke, Tom Zwiebel (Shrek, Wizard of OZ), Ariel Meister, and Kane Hartson (Wizard of Oz).

Also a band of spirited ancestors from diverse past generations also haunt the scenes. Their singing and dancing, like that of the main characters, is a special treat. The ancestors include: Emma Berry, Sydney Berry (Shrek, Wizard of Oz), Skylar Fishman, Landon Fricke, Logan Fricke, Carrin Mengerink, Macy Nutter (Wizard of Oz), Olivia Ribal, Trinity Saxton, and Payton Topp.

This production promises to delight audiences with humor, an original story, song and dance, and all your favorite Addams Family characters.

Tickets for The Addams Family are on sale now. Performances are Thursday through Friday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:00pm. General Reserve tickets can be purchased on our website for $15 as well as at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets visit mvctohio.org.

Quick Facts
Runs –
July 25-28, 2019

At –
Napoleon Jr/Senior High Gymnatorium
701 Briarheath Ave # 1, Napoleon, OH 43545

Showtimes –
Thursday – Saturday 7:30pm
Sunday Matinee 2pm

Tickets –
$15 General Reserve Seating
Available at mvctohio.org or at the door