Hello everyone and happy Tuesday. I thought I would do another theatre throwback today and talk about a wonderful night I had at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in 2017 (how has it been that long?) when I went to see The Addams Family Musical.
I have always been a fan of the Addams Family, and so when the musical was coming to Dublin, I just had to go and see it. It was a fantastic night, if you love the Addams Family then this is a must see show, but I would even recommend it as a stand alone. It’s funny, it’s quirky, it’s heartfelt and there are some really fantastic musical numbers in this show.
I had the pleasure of seeing an absolutely brilliant cast, Cameron Blakely and Samantha Womack were a delightful Gomez and Morticia, and they were my stand outs of the night.
I don’t think anything beats the buzz of opening night, and I was lucky enough to see the first show so the atmosphere in the theatre was great. Everyone was excited, and probably slightly nervous, and I know as an audience member I was thinking hmm I wonder how this will translate on stage? Very well is the answer to that and the cast received an extremely long and well deserved standing ovation.
I hope that The Addams Family musical returns to the Bord Gáis. I would see this show again in a heartbeat and I would tell anyone who is on the fence about it to buy the ticket, a fantastic night at the theatre will follow.
Hope you enjoyed this little theatre throwback. I’m enjoying looking through my collection of programs, a collection that I hope to keep expanding. Have you seen the Addams Family musical? What did you think? Is it on your to see list? What musicals are on your to see list? I’d love to hear so let me know.
10 thoughts on “Theatre Throwback: The Addams Family.”
Yes, I have seen this musical- October 2011 on tour. Had the opposite opinion meaning wasn’t the biggest fan just thinking it was just weird.
I think it is a little weird but that’s what makes it so much fun. The Addams Family is wonderfully weird, but I can appreciate it isn’t for everyone. It wouldn’t be my favourite show ever but I definitely had a good night. Missing the theatre terribly. Thanks so much for your comment. Kate xo
Same, miss the theatre a lot, but will go back this year. As a matter of fact, I had to do a little bit of research to figure out when I saw Addams Family- forgot what year
Here are musicals I hope to see (ones I still haven’t seen or forgot I saw)
1. Frozen- coming 2022
2. Hadestown- coming 2022
3. Anastasia- coming 2022
5. Beauty and the Beast
6. Something Rotten
8. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella
The last three toured through my hometown before, but missed the chance.
Wow that’s an impressive list. I hope you get to see them. I have tickets for Beauty and the Beast so I cannot wait for that, and I’m sure my list will grow when I find out what other shows are coming my way. Enjoy your trips to the theatre. I look forward to hearing what shows you get to see.
Wicked is a musical that is coming up- my 5th time seeing it. Crazily enough, loved it for 15 years and each time I see it, the musical just gets better and even deepens. Elphaba is my favorite musical theatre character.
Yes, I have seen Les Mis 6x, as in the stage show, but it usually stays on the list. Still an emotional wreck.
Two amazing shows, I love both. I have seen Wicked on four occasions and I would happily go again. I’ll be seeing Les Mes for the second time soon as tickets were rescheduled but I’m sure it will be the second time of many. So many wonderful shows to come and I can’t wait.
Wicked- once on Broadway and 3x on tour
Les Mis- 3x at community college, 1x in the West End, and 2x with the US Tour (two separate cities)
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That’s amazing. I love when I see a show more than once, I especially love seeing how a different theatre can impact the show. Thanks so much for sharing your theatre experiences.
The years I saw Les Mis were interesting- 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2019. It just somehow lined up to every other year.
2013- the community college I was attending just so happened to be doing a production. 3x due to once with family and twice as an usher
2015- The Bristol Pilgrimage was then. So, my family went up early. So, my mom and I were able to see Les Mis in London. Valjean understudy
2017- the US Tour was launched. Went with my university to Greenville to see it at the gorgeous Peace Center. Eponine understudy
2019- the US Tour decided to come back to my hometown. Valjean understudy
I’d love to see it in London or even in the US someday although I’m not sure when I’ll get back there. If you like plays as well as musicals then you should check out the Abbey Theatre’s YouTube page. It’s a theatre in Dublin, one of the most prominent ones and every year it showcases plays that have been written by teenage playwrights. This year the performance is available on YouTube and I’ll be spending my evening watching it and enjoying the theatre from home. Thanks so much for your interest in my blog, it’s much appreciated. I’m on Instagram too @katelovesliterature and you can see all the things I’m reading, and watching and what will be coming up here. I also had a look at your blog and really liked it so I’ll definitely be checking it out more often.