The national tour of one of America’s most bizarre and beloved families—”The Addams Family”—will stop by the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center June 16.

This show will be the last in the 2012-13 University Arts Series. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center box offices, online at, or by calling 304-293-SHOW and 800-745-3000.

“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.

This new chapter in “The Addams Family” story began performances in March 2010 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and ran through December 2011, becoming one of Broadway’s biggest hits. Chris Jones of The Chicago Tribune described the production as “classic, full-tilt, fast paced, old-fashioned musical comedy!” John Simon of Bloomberg News called it “Uproarious! A glitzy-gloomy musical entirely worthy of the macabre drawings by Charles Addams.”

In a prolific career spanning six decades, Charles Addams created several thousand cartoons, sketches and drawings, many of which were published in The New Yorker. But it was his creation of characters that came to be known as The Addams Family that brought Addams his greatest acclaim.

Showtime is set for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 16. Tickets range from $44 to $55 depending on seat location. WVU students may purchase discounted tickets at the campus box offices (one discounted ticket per valid WVU ID). Tickets may be purchased at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center box offices, online at, or by calling 304-293-SHOW and 800-745-3000. Campus Box Offices are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Offices will be closed from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch. Phones will remain open.

This University Arts Series is produced by WVU Arts & Entertainment. For additional event information, call 304-293-SHOW, or visit Like us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at @wvuevents for the most up-to-date show information.



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