Creepy, Kooky, Mysterious, Spooky—Coming to campus

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Fairmont State University Masquers and Town & Gown Players are proud to present “The Addams Family”, a musical comedy which includes themes of inclusion, acceptance, love, family, honesty, and coming of age. The play will be performed in the Wallman Hall Theatre on the campus of Fairmont State on October 26, 27 and November 1, 2, 3 at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday, October 28, at 2:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 304-367-4240.

Based on the beloved characters created by Charles Addams, the macabre family is put to the test when outsiders come to dinner. The dark Wednesday Addams, (played by Samantha Young), has fallen in love with Lucas Beineke, (Anthony Hardy), a “normal” young man. She forces her father Gomez, (Geoff Coyle), to keep this relationship a secret from Morticia, (Bailey Kershner). When brother Pugsley, (Jamyson Posey), finds out he fears he is losing his torturous sister forever. This sets the household, including Uncle Fester, (Jason Englestad), Grandmama, (Linda O’Connor), and Lurch, (Dino Vergura), into a night that will change the family forever. Cast members also include, Madeline Giambi (as Alice Beineke), Dakota Williams (as Mal Beineke), and Justin Allan, Kelli Cooper, Ashley Fink, Rileigh Fortney, Sarah Hinerman, Hannah O’Brien, Dominic Secreto, Sean Shearer, Robert Smith, and Juliana Spradling as ancestors. The production stage manager is Morgan Carder, and the stage manager is Ashley Doyle.  

We are proud to announce the director and choreographer for “The Addams Family” and the 2018-2019 Fairmont State artist-in-residence is Mara Newbery Greer. Mara graduated from the University of Michigan with her BFA in Musical Theatre and continued her career in New York City for almost a decade. She has performed on Broadway, National Tours, and Regional Theaters across the country. As a director and/or choreographer, Mara has worked at Paper Mill Playhouse, Music Theatre Wichita, Sacramento Music Circus, Seattle 5th Avenue, North Shore Music Theatre, Lexington Theatre Company, Fulton Theatre, Gateway Playhouse, and Pittsburgh CLO.  Her work has included "Legally Blonde", "The Drowsy Chaperone", "Guys and Dolls", "Thoroughly Modern Millie", "A Christmas Story", "Shrek", "The Music Man", "Toxic Avenger", "9 to 5", and "Matilda".  

Audience members can expect to be entertained as themes of the play, including inclusion, coming of age, and family, intertwine effortlessly to create a relatable experience. “The Addams Family” is based on the characters created by Charles Addams, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, and the book created by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. 

Join us for a night of Creepy. Kooky. Mysterious. Spooky. live entertainment at Fairmont State. “The Addams Family” will be performed in the Wallman Hall Theatre on the campus of Fairmont State on October 26, 27 and November 1, 2, 3 at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday, October 28, at 2:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 304-367-4240.