Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa. Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. Directed by Ryan S. McNally. Musical Direction by Krispin Maesalu. Phoenix Theatre, Hamilton Hill, WA. 24 Nov - 10 Dec 2016
Phoenix Theatre’s The Addams Family is an immersive experience - from a heavily and impressively decorated foyer, to a playing area that extends through the auditorium.
Phoenix Theatre has a notoriously small stage, and this production accommodated its cast of 25 by extending the playing space, via catwalks, forming a ‘pit’ to house the strong 13 piece orchestra.
The music was very precise and the sound levels of the band were well controlled - although it was difficult to hear individual solo lines within the big production numbers.