Family. What doesn’t electrocute you makes you stronger.

Williams Street Repertory, McHenry County’s only professional theater company, will bring the kooky, upside-down world of “The Addams Family” to Raue Center For The Arts this fall! This new musical comedy opens on September 27, and runs select dates through October 20.

“The amazing artistry assembled under Kevin Wiczer’s direction should yield one of the best musicals WSRep has ever produced. Kevin, Bryan McCaffrey, and Kristine Burdi have been working in pre-production for months,” says Founding Artistic Director Richard Kuranda. “The casting is superb, the creative team is spectacular and the producing team is beyond confident that the magic of ‘The Addams Family’ will astound and delight audiences of all ages!”

In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and nightmares are the stuff of their dreams. Nonetheless, this quirky family has to deal with many of the same challenges faced by any other family, none more frightening than this… Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up.

What’s worse, Wednesday has fallen in love with Lucas Beineke, a sweet, smart, young man from a respectable family. When she invites the Beinekes over for dinner to meet her family, secrets will be revealed, relationships will be tested, and the Addams family will face up to the most horrible thing they can imagine… Change.

WSRep has assembled a cast including Amanda Flahive* (Morticia Addams); Colette Todd* (Alice Beineke); William Marquez (Gomez Addams); Claire Latourette (Wednesday Addams); Tyler Hartz (Pugsley Addams); David Blakeman (Uncle Fester); Monica Szaflik (Grandma Addams); Jacob Baim (Lurch); Joe Lewis (Lucas Beineke); Travis Greuel (Mal Beineke); Chloe Atkinson (Dead Child Ancestor); David Daskalov (Pugsley Addams Understudy); Joey Fatigante (Puritan Ancestor); Dan Hamman (Soldier Ancestor); Jimmy Hogan (Conquistador Ancestor); Bela Karwatowicz (Courtesan Ancestor); Maddy Kelly (Saloon Girl Ancestor); Michael Metcalf (Gambler Ancestor); Billy Seger (Caveman Ancestor); Maya Smith (Flapper Ancestor); Amy Steele (Flight Attendant Ancestor); Alaina Wis (Bride Ancestor) and Korinne Yonan (Pilgrim Ancestor).

Director: Kevin Wiczer

Musical Director: Bryan McCaffrey

Stage Manager: Caitlin I. Quinn*

Assistant Stage Manager: Jessica Urban*

Choreographer: Kristine Burdi

Scenic Designer: Adam Crinson

Costume Designer: Victoria Jablonski

Lighting Designer: Mickie Marie

Sound Designer/Audio Engineer: Kyle Schneider

Props Master: Andrew Gray

Master Electrician: Matt Claypool

For more information, please visit wsrep.org.