October is my birthday month, and my family celebrates it with me by filling the month with spooky goodies. We started the month off by going to The Addams Family musical.
I’ve loved The Addams Family since watching re-runs of the television show as a kid and discovering the cartoons by Charles Addams as a teen. The movies came later and were a delight.
Not only do they live in my dream house, ghoulishly decorated and stuffed with oddities, but they were my #relationshipgoals decades before hashtags became a thing. Gomez and Morticia are passionately in love, play together whether it be fencing or dancing, and support each other’s artistic interests. They love their family and teach their kids to be themselves, no matter how the world may judge them weird. Strong, important stuff.
The Addams Family musical is hilarious and heartwarming. All the main characters make an appearance, along with Addams ancestors and Thing. The characters occasionally broke performance to address the audience, commiserating on celebrity gossip or sharing their favorite joke. I won’t spoil it, but my favorite was Morticia’s. Just like The Addams Family stories before this one, the theme is love and acceptance, and delighting in the mysterious and spooky.
If you’re in central Florida, you can catch The Addams Family at The Athens Theater in DeLand until October 23.