addams-familyMeet the Addams Family

The funny first family of darkness moves into Costa Mesa at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

The Addams Family, a smash-hit musical comedy that brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and Lurch to spooky and spectacular life, is playing at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts Dec. 18-30. This magnificently macabre new musical comedy is created by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman and Mark Elice, Drama Desk-winning composer /lyricist Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party), choreographer Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and Olivier Award-winning directors/designers Phelim McDermott and Julien Crouch (Shockheaded Peter) with creative consultation by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks. Make reservations at nearby Leatherby’s Café Rouge before the show for a special Addams Family-inspired menu. Dishes include the Uncle Fester—Albacore tartar, yuzu “air,” avocado, sweet anise lace croutons and soy-marinated onions—and the Tango de Amore consisting of grilled barramundi, Israeli cous cous “paella,” saffron aioli and chimichurri. For dessert, try the Move Toward the Darkness—a decadent Black Forest dark chocolate mousse cake with kirsh cherry gelee and brownie crumble. $41/pp; $60/pp with wine pairing. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787,; Leatherby’s Café Rouge, 615 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.429.7640,

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