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Southampton Musicals
Performing Musical Theatre in Hampshire since 1928.
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Southampton Musicals Mar 12
The house pictured in the opening credits to TV series was real. It was located in Los Angeles & the special effects crew added a 3rd floor with a tower to make it appear even creepier. 18-21 Mar 20 Box Office: 023 8065 2333
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Southampton Musicals Mar 11
Gomez and Morticia had numerous pet names for one another, mostly in other languages. Among them were Bubeleh (Yiddish), Mon Cher (French), Querido (Spanish) and Cara Mia (Italian). 18-21 Mar 20 Box Office: 023 8065 2333
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Southampton Musicals Mar 9
Mal works for a demolition/real estate company and is husband to Alice and father to Lucas. He was once into The Grateful Dead, but has lost that side of himself. 18-21 Mar 20 Box Office: 023 8065 2333
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Southampton Musicals Mar 8
There are several instances in the movie that reference the original Addams cartoon: the passenger on Gomez’s toy train & the painted octopus on the foot of Wednesday’s bed allude to the comics. 18-21 Mar 20 Box Office: 02380 652333
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Southampton Musicals Mar 6
The Addams' are a satirical inversion of the ideal American family: an eccentric aristocratic clan who delight in the macabre, seemingly unaware that others find them bizarre & frightening 18-21 Mar Box Office: 02380 652333
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Southampton Musicals Mar 5
To get inspiration for Morticia, Anjelica Huston watched Grey Gardens, a 1975 film about two peculiar women who lived in an old decaying mansion, and the related documentaries. 18-21 Mar 20 Box Office: 023 8065 2333
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Southampton Musicals Mar 3
Lippa wrote the score to match each character's personality. This included giving Gomez a Flamenco-style Spanish score, Wednesday a more contemporary score, & Fester a vaudevillian score. 18-21 Mar 20 Box Office: 02380 652333
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Southampton Musicals Mar 2
Lucas is (for the most part) a fairly normal 18-year old (poetry writing) boy who shares both a romantic streak and a crazy dark side. 18-21 Mar 20 Box Office: 023 8065 2333
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Southampton Musicals Feb 29
In the TV series, Gomez was known to place his lit cigars into his jacket pocket. The prop departments solution was to line the pockets with asbestos to function as a fire retardant. 18-21 Mar 20 Box Office: 023 8065 2333
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Southampton Musicals Feb 28
In her audition for Wednesday Addams, Christina Ricci used Winona Rider’s performance in Beetlejuice from a few years earlier as a basis for the character. 18-21 Mar 20 Box Office: 023 8065 2333
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Southampton Musicals Feb 26
In the TV series, Grandmama is the mother of Gomez, but in the film version she is dead and buried and the film family’s matriarch is actually Morticia’s mother Granny Frump. 18-21 Mar 20 Box Office: 023 8065 2333
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Southampton Musicals Feb 25
The TV series was shot in black and white, and in order to make the different shades of black and grey show up properly on screen, the sets had to be painted in shades of pink and red. 18-21 Mar 20 Box Office: 023 8065 2333
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Southampton Musicals Feb 23
Charles Addams' house was filled with torture instruments and medieval weapons. He was especially fond of crossbows, and admitted to fantasising about shooting a robber with one. 18-21 Mar 20 Box Office: 023 8065 2333
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Southampton Musicals Feb 22
Ken Weatherwax, who played Pugsley in the TV series, was allergic to wool. Unfortunately, all the costumes provided were made of 100 percent wool, so his mum bought all of his costumes. 18-21 Mar 20 Box Office: 023 8065 2333
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Southampton Musicals Feb 20
Fester’s relationship to the Addams' was different in the TV series & the movies. On TV, he's Morticia’s uncle, so not actually an Addams, but in the movies he's Gomez’ brother, Fester. 18-21 Mar 20 Box Office: 023 8065 2333
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Southampton Musicals Feb 19
Some of the sets in the original TV series were recycled from the Debbie Reynolds movie 'The Unsinkable Molly Brown’, which hit theatres a few months before the Addams Family premiere. 18-21 Mar 20 Box Office: 023 8065 2333
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Southampton Musicals Feb 17
The Addams were the first TV family to have a home PC. A few years later, Bruce Wayne would utilise his Batcomputer in the Batcave, but the first family PC seen on TV was the UNIVAC. 18-21 Mar 20 Box Office: 023 8065 2333
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Southampton Musicals Feb 16
Mother to Lucas, Alice is a typical suburban mum who is devoted to her family and prone to speaking in rhyme when upset. 18-21 Mar 20 Box Office: 023 8065 2333
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Southampton Musicals Feb 14
Charles Addams did not name the creepy, charming characters in his one-panel cartoons. When the original TV show was green-lit, Addams and producers came up with names for the clan. 18-21 Mar 20 Box Office: 023 8065 2333
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Southampton Musicals Feb 13
Originally, Lurch wasn’t supposed to have any dialogue. But when Ted Cassidy ad-libbed the famous “You rang?” line & the audience erupted with laughter, the writers gave him more lines. 18-21 Mar 20 Box Office: 023 8065 2333
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