Review Roundup – II

Perry Players’ “Addams Family Musical” is frightfully funny

By Angela Woolen | July 15, 2015

Duh, duh, duh, duh. Snap, snap.

If the familiar phrasing brings to mind creepy, kooky, mysterious and ooky, then the “Addams Family Musical,” which starts Thursday, is a must see at the Perry Players.

The cast transforms into the characters of Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester, Grandma. Lurch and ghosts of ancestor Addams with costumes that are quite elaborate.

It takes the actors and actresses two and a half hours to get into makeup and costume, director Hunter Hufnagel said.

The outfits took a team of four costume designers 10 weeks to perfect. [MORE]

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Monty Python’s ‘Spamalot’ provides rollicking comedy for relaxing summer fun

By Jessica Voorhees | July 9, 2015

Audience members are gathered with friends, laughing as they relax on picnic blankets and lawn chairs; the MoonDance Amphitheater is ablaze in stage lights for the night’s open-air performance.

That’s the way Summerfest Executive Director Wesley Nelson envisions it.

Summerfest kicks off its 30th month-long season with Monty Python’s Spamalot, a musical comedy inspired by 1975’s film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

“A lot of people think of going to theater as a chore sometimes,” says Nelson. “We like to think that Summerfest is more of an experience. You’re not going into a dark theater and sitting in a tight seat where you can’t move.

“Out here we have no roof; you’re lying under the stars on a blanket, having some food and wine and a great time.” [MORE]