Broadway musical licensor TRW announced today the release of The Addams Family Young@Part® as part of their collection of Broadway shows adapted for elementary and middle school aged kids.
With a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, The Addams Family has been the #1 high school musical in the United States 2 years in a row, according to the Educational Theatre Association’s annual survey. “We have seen enormous popularity for The Addams Family in the educational market and are thrilled to introduce a new generation to a lovable musical that instills the values of acceptance and family,” said Steve Spiegel, President and CEO of TRW.
The Addams Family Young@Part® is the 65-75 minute adaptation of the Broadway musical for elementary and middle schools. Through a series of workshops with Marc Tumminelli’s Broadway Workshop and French Woods Performing Arts Camp, the Young@Part® musicals are tailor-made for young performers. Fred Stuart, Chief Creative Officer, spent 4 weeks at French Woods working with a cast of young performers. “These kids were an integral part of the process and we had a blast developing this show. Seeing sparks of creativity from a young cast is what Young@Part® is all about.”