The Addams Family


October/November 2014

October 31, November 1, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22
Start Times: Opening Night @ 8:30pm
Fri/Sat @ 8:15pm | Sun @ 3:00pm

Music/Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice
Directed by Craig Pettinati
Music Direction by Stuart Y. Weich
Produced by Malca Giblin

Kensington Town Hall / Armory
3710 Mitchell Street, Kensington, MD 20895

Broadway World Review
TheatreBloom Review
TheatreBloom: Meet the Beinekes
DC Metro Theater Arts Review
MD Theatre Guide Review
The Gazette Article

Morticia and Gomez Addams want to continue living amongst death, pain and suffering, the way they always have. But then there is a change in plans. Their eldest child, Wednesday, has fallen in love with a strange boy, Lucas Beineke. To the Addams, strange is normal. Happy is sad. The Addams believe life revolves around death. To Morticia and Gomez’s own complexity, they invite Wednesday’s new boyfriend’s family to their home. Many strange things happen the night that the Beinekes come to visit.

Gabrielle Amaro (Ancestor) is thrilled to join the cast of The Addams Family in her KAT debut. Most recently, she performed with Howard County Community College’s Arts Collective in Ragtime (Ensemble). She has also performed in many shows at Long Reach High School where she is an alum of the class of 2013. Past shows at Long Reach include: All Shook Up (Natalie Haller), Into the Woods (Witch), and Legally Blonde: the Musical (Elle Woods). She sends much love and many thanks to her family and friends for their continuous support. A special thank you to her Māe for always going the distance for her over-dramatic teenage daughter.
Lisa Carrier Baker (Alice Beineke) is thrilled to make her KAT debut. She moved to the DC area after almost a decade of performing in numerous national tours. She has performed in many regional musical theatre and opera houses, and in concert with symphonies here in the States. While in DC, she has performed at The Kennedy Center, American Century Theatre, Washington Savoyards, Adventure Theatre MTC, Toby’s Dinner Theatre, and Ganymede Arts, among others. Lisa is an adjunct professor of voice at AU and MC. In 2012 she founded DC Actors for Animals, a charitable organization to generate education, advocacy and rescue for animals in need. Thanks to Diron, H, E, N and MK.
Ryan Burke (Lucas Beineke) is thrilled to return to KAT for this amazing production! He could most recently be seen in American University’s production of RENT, and will be performing in Freedom’s Song at Ford’s Theatre March 2015. Some favorite credits include Next to Normal as Dan (2014 WATCH Award Winner), Sunday in the Park... as George (2013 WATCH Award Nomination), and The Rocky Horror Show as Riff Raff. He would like to send endless thanks to Craig, Stuart, the KAT team, the cast and crew, and his amazing friends, Sarah, and family for their support.
Nick Carter (Ancestor/Choreographer) is thrilled to be a part of his first KAT production. He has a bachelors degree in Theatre from Frostburg State University where he was seen in productions including Victor/Victoria (Ensemble), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Demetrius), Angels in America (Louis), and A Civil War Christmas (Abraham Lincoln). More recently, Nick was seen in 42nd Street (Andy Lee), and Spamalot (Ensemble) at ASGT. He is currently (also) choreographing Xanadu at Old Mill High School. He would like to thank Craig and John for this fantastic experience, and his friends and family for their constant love and support.
Elizabeth Grace Colandene (Ancestor/The Moon) is extremely excited to be making her KAT debut as and ancestor and featured dancer in The Addams Family. Elizabeth is a junior Musical Theater major at Catholic University. Her recent credits include ensemble in Les Miserables, The Professor in Shalot Lab, and a ballerina in Hansel and Gretel. In her free time Elizabeth loves to play the bassoon, speak German, and tap dance. She would like to thank all her teachers at CUA, her parents, and her grandmother for inspiring her to pursue music as a career.
Emily Dey (Ancestor) is pleased to be back at KAT after having last performed as Wendla in Spring Awakening. DC: Keegan Theatre: Spring Awakening (Ensemble; Helen Hayes Nomination Best Musical and Best Ensemble); Signature: The Break (Katie/Female Ensemble), Giant (U/S Lil Luz); Regional: Northern Lights Playhouse; Education: Catholic University, BM, Musical Theatre. Thank you to the cast, crew, and production staff, it’s been a fun ride!
Chuck Dluhy (Uncle Fester) makes his KAT debut, but is usually seen on the stages of Northern Virginia. As a veteran of over 90 shows, his favorite performances include Les Miserables (Thenardier), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Lumiere), A Chorus Line (Paul), Anything Goes (Billy Crocker), The Producers (Roger DeBris), Glengarry Glen Ross (Ricky Roma), All My Sons (Chris Keller) and Moonlight & Magnolias (Ben Hecht). Much love to Mom & Dad and all his loyal friends for their endless support throughout the years.
Christopher Gillespie (Mal) is excited to return to KAT after performing as The Adult Men in Spring Awakening. KT: Cabaret (Ernst), A Man of No Importance (Carson/Father Kenny); LTC: Devil Boys from Beyond (Gilbert Wiatt); RDT: Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Ed Earl); ACT: The Robber Bridegroom (Little Harp); LTA: Sweeney Todd (Judge Turpin), 1776 (Rutledge); DS: Psycho Beach Party (Mrs. Forrest), Ruthless! (Sylvia/WATCH nom), Do Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? (Eddie/WATCH nom), ST: A Funny Thing Happened... (u/s Protean). EDUCATION: BS Theatre Ed - Wright State U; MFA Acting - Florida Atlantic U. Thanks Victor for all your support.
Dana Herson (Ancestor) is thrilled to be in her debut performance with KAT. She was recently seen as Laura in The Psychic and a "Lovely Lady" in Les Misérables. She has been singing her entire life; last summer, she was selected to sing the National Anthem for the Frederick Keys. Dana has been featured in Beauty and the Beast as a Silly Girl and Lilly St. Regis in Annie; she has also been a dancer in All Shook Up and Roger’s Mother in RENT. Dana would like to thank her amazing family, friends and fiancé for all of their love and support. They get to hear, “sorry, I have rehearsal” quite often.
Kyra Koh (Ancestor/Dance Captain) is excited for her third season with KAT. Originally from South Korea, Kyra is a classically trained soprano who received her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the Catholic University of America. She was a winner in the Urban Philharmonic’s Paul Robeson Vocal Competition and was voted "audience favorite." Kyra’s previous roles with KAT include ensemble in Les Miserables and Ragtime. She also played the role of Christmas Eve in ASGT’s 2012 production of Avenue Q. Thank you to her family and friends in California and Virginia.
Bobby Libby (Gomez) is excited to be working with KAT and Craig again. Previous Credits include Landless: Sweeney Todd Prog Metal Version (Anthony). KAT: Parade (Leo Frank), Spring Awakening, Ragtime (Houdini). StillPointe Theatre: Sweeney Todd (Sweeney), Hair (Claude), The Bubbly Black Girl... Bobby holds a Bachelors in Theatre from Towson University, and will next be seen at KAT as the director of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (PLUG: Opening 2/20/2015). Special thanks to Abbie for enduring my mustache.
Laura O’Brien (Morticia) is happy to be making her KAT debut! She is a recent graduate of Catholic University where she received her BM in Musical Theatre. CUA credits include The Merchant of Venice (Balthezar), Company (April), Córiolanus (Cominius), Sweet Charity (Ursula). Laura also trained in Shakespeare performance and stage combat at the London Dramatic Academy. She was last seen in Córiolanus (Cominius), and Everything I Do: the Musical (Violet), as part of the 2014 Capitol Fringe Festival. She would like to thank her family and friends for all of their love and support!
John Ray (Pugsley Addams) is a 7th Grade Student at Metropolitan School of the Arts. DC AREA: Signature Theatre: Crossing, Gypsy; Encore: The Wizard of Oz; MVCCT: The Sound of Music, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, My Son Pinocchio; LTA: A Christmas Carol; Next Stop Theatre Company: Caroline, or Change. TV: Sirens Media: Evil Kin. A special thanks to my biggest fan, MUB! Thanks for coming to see all of my shows and for always believing in me!
Camryn Shegogue (Wednesday Addams) KAT: Les Misérables (Eponine), MCSDT: Les Misérables (Ensemble/Eponine u/s) NWHS: Aida (Amneris), In the Heights (Carla), Footloose (Wendy Jo). RMT: Annie (Pepper). DTC: Gypsy! (Baby June). Other local roles: Bye Bye Birdie (Kim MacAfee), Seussical (JoJo). She is a current high school senior at Northwest High School, and aspires to pursue musical theatre as a career. She would like to thank Craig, Stuart, and the wonderful artistic team as well as her kooky, spooky cast for this amazing production!
Liz Weber (Grandma) Last seen as Desiree in A Little Night Music at the Arts Barn. Shows at KAT include Violet and Nine, and at TAP she played Stella in Follies. At RMT, she played Ms. Hannigan in Annie and received WATCH Awards for Jeannette in The Full Monty and Berthe in Pippin. Other favorite shows include Grand Hotel at Signature and Verdi’s Defiant Requiem at Lincoln Center and Strathmore. She was nominated (decades ago) for a Helen Hayes award for the role of Sally in Me and My Girl. Liz was in radio for many years and co-hosted a show called Sunday Showtunes. Currently working at NASA, she is looking forward to theatre on Mars!
David (DJ) Wojciehowski (Lurch) is making his debut with KAT. He just got done performing as Sir Bedevere in Spamalot at ASGT. Favorite roles include Lon from Meet Me in St Louis, Perchik from Fiddler on the Roof and Link from Hairspray. When not on stage, DJ is busy with the United States Air Force. At home he is constantly busy with his two dogs and two cats. Finally he wants to thank his wife for putting up with his crazy schedule for the past couple months. Enjoy the show!