Every family has its black sheep – the daughter suddenly dressing like a vampire, the son preferring cooking to sports, the fun-loving grandfather refusing to grow up. They stand apart from the “norm.” But what if your entire family is different? If you are Wednesday Addams, you fall in love with a nice young man and invite him and his respected family to dinner at your parents’ haunted abode.

The daughter of Gomez and Morticia Addams has become a young woman in the The Addams Family, a live musical comedy, and it’s like meeting the wickedly charming clan all over again.

Celebrity Attractions brings the new musical from its second year on the Broadway stage to Tulsa and Oklahoma City, bearing all the marks of a hit show.

Lauded for its homage to the classic stage comedy musical, The Addams Family enjoys the advantage of recognition across multiple generations and media. The family emerged in the 1930s as a recurring one-panel cartoon by cartoonist Charles Addams for The New Yorker. Later, audiences watched them on television throughout the 1960s and ‘70s and in animation in the 1990s. That decade also saw two motion pictures starring Anjelica Huston and Raúl Juliá in the lead roles.

From then to now, the Addams are not as creepy as they are kooky and wonderfully twisted.

Always generous and welcoming to strangers, the family finally faces what their unwitting visitors have experienced for years – introduction into a world that’s as scary to them as a tour of Fester’s torture chamber: Dinner with the Beinekes.

The Addams Family is scheduled for Jan. 17-22 at the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall and for Jan. 24-29 at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. For more, go to www.myticketoffice.com.

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