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'The Addams Family' Musical Comes To Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ)-- "The Addams Family" opened on Broadway in 2010 and it has finally arrived in Baltimore. The weird and wonderful family comes to life at the Hippodrome.

Mary Bubala has more.

The eccentric characters are familiar to generations of Americans. Some were introduced to them through the popular mid-60s television show, others through the 1990s feature films.

At the head of the Addams family are Gomez and Morticia, played by Tony Award nominee Douglas Sills and Sara Gettelfinger.

"We have an opportunity for parents to open up to their children a world that they fell in love with of the Addams family and the kids can really enjoy it," Sills said.

"As an audience member, you're getting this wonderful experience of escapism and going into their incredibly kooky world," Gettelfinger said. "But at the same time, they are very relatable."

The macabre musical was created by the "Jersey Boys" writers.

The Addams family features an original story even different from the Broadway version.

Wednesday Addams-- the ultimate princess of darkness-- falls in love with a boy from a respectable family.

She confides in her father and they hide it from Morticia.

"Everybody is struggling with the same existential premises of finding love, keeping love and nurturing love, whether it's with your daughter, daughter and father or husband and wife," said Sills.

The Addams family is at the Hippodrome through March 18. Tickets are still available.

Guess who's going to see the show Wednesday night? Actor John Astin, who lives in Baltimore and starred as Gomez in the television show.

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