"They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky. They're all together ooky, the Addams Family. Their house is a museum, when people come to see-em. They really are a scre-um the Addams Family."
Join host Robert Hammond and his guest Jesse Sharp, in the role of Gomez Addams in the Broadway tour of the Addams Family, coming to Rochester February 5th through 10th. Information about the musical is available at www.rbtl.org.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it's every father's nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. And if that weren't upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he's never done before - keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's "normal" boyfriend and his parents.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY features a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. The production is directed by Jerry Zaks with choreography by Sergio Trujillo. Production design (sets and costumes) by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch with set adaptations by James Kronzer. The production features lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Craig Cassidy and puppetry by Basil Twist.
In a prolific career spanning six decades, Charles Addams created several thousand cartoons, sketches and drawings, many of which were published in The New Yorker. But it was his creation of characters that came to be known as The Addams Family that brought Addams his greatest acclaim. With a unique style that combined the twisted, macabre and just plain weird with charm, wit and enchantment, Addams’ drawings have entertained millions worldwide and served as the inspiration for multiple television series and motion pictures.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY tour for North America is produced by Phoenix Entertainment, Stephen B. Kane and Michael McFadden, by special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide. International productions include Brazil (March, 2012) and Australia (March, 2013) with more to be announced soon.
JESSE SHARP (Gomez Addams) is delighted to be working with Phoenix Entertainment again on this terrific production. TOUR: Grease – Asia Tour (Vince Fontaine) Henry and Mudge – National (Henry’s Dad) REGIONAL: Utah Shakespeare Festival: World premiere of Great Expectations, the Musical (Compeyson/Drummle), Bloody Cpt. Macbeth (Macbeth U/S), Merchant of Venice (Prince of Morocco). SRT-Santa Rosa Rep: Lend Me a Tenor (Tito), Mame (Beau). N.Y: Genius Famous (NY Fringe), Autumn Moon (Wings Theatre). L.A: Into the Woods at Claire Trevor Theatre (Baker) Hamlet (Hamlet), Peace in our Time (Antaeus Company – LA WEEKLY theatre award – best ensemble), Richard the 3rd (Sacred Fools), Comedy of Errors (LA Theatre Ensemble). FILM/TV: Not Another Teen Movie, General Hospital, The Man Show, various commercials/voice over campaigns. Jesse has also performed improv and sketch comedy at The Groundlings, Upright Citizens Brigade, Improv Olympic West, Comedy Sportz and National Comedy Theatre N.Y. TRAINING: BA in theatre - UCLA, MFA in acting from UC Irvine.