JOSHUA ERICHSEN Producing Artistic Director
THE ADDAMS FAMILY
The Musical Comedy
Book by MARSHALL BRICKMAN and RICK ELICE
Music and Lyrics by ANDREW LIPPA
Orchestrations by Larry Hochman
Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams
Originally produced on Broadway by Stuart Oken, Roy Furman, Michael Leavitt, Five Cent Productions, Stephen Schuler, Decca Theatricals, Scott M. Delman, Stuart Ditsky, Terry Allen Kramer, Stephanie P. McClelland, James L. Nederlander, Eva Price, Jam Theatricals/Mary LuRoffe, Pittsburgh CLO/Gutterman-Swinsky, Vivek Tiwary/Gary Kaplan, The Weinstein Company/Clarence, LLC, Adam Zotovich/Tribe Theatricals; By Special Arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical
The Addams Family is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by
Theatrical Rights Worldwide 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036. www.theatricalrights.com
From The Producing Artistic Director
Welcome to the 23-24 Season, featuring a spectacular mix of shows for our 2nd full season on the campus of KSU at Stark! We are thrilled to continue to bring you the titles you love and the high-caliber performances you have come to expect.
I want to take just a moment to draw your attention to our Superheroes Campaign. We are looking for heroes like you, who will step up and save the day! We are an independent organization and our tickets sales only cover a fraction of the cost of producing live theatre. We hope to continue the tradition of keeping the Players Guild strong while extending our reach throughout the community. We can only do that with your support. Please take a moment to consider the lasting impact your gift will provide!
Finally, thank you to our advertisers and supporters, and continued thanks to everyone here on campus for their hospitality. Our continued thanks to our presenting sponsor and partner, Brechbuhler Scales, Inc., for their generosity. And our thanks to you for seeing the value live theatre brings to our community!
Enjoy the show!
Conductor/Keyboard: STEVE PARSONS
Reeds: BRAD HERRON
Trumpet: MICHAEL WILLARD
Trombone: AARON THORNBERRY
Guitar: RYAN MCDERMOTT
Bass: DON DAY
Drums/Percussion: SCOTT THOMAS
Violin: MARY BONTRAGER
Production Team & Front of House
George McCarty II (Designer)
Adam Davis (spot)
Don Irven (crew)
Bill Joseph (fly)
Max Lord-Fry (crew)
Susan Mullikin (crew)
Fran Nichols (crew)
Bethany Riggs (crew)
Cameron Ritter (spot)
Carrie Spina and Craig Betz
FRONT OF HOUSE
The Amiot Family
Mary Jane Philips
Jennifer and Tim Rowles
Mary Ann White
Meet the Company
HANNAH ROSE KYRIAKIDES
TESS MARIE PHILLIPS
Beth is in her eleventh season at the Players Guild Theatre. She earned her degree in Business Management and Marketing from the Ohio State University. Beth spent the majority of her career in management in the cosmetic and fashion industry in the Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and NYC markets for brands including Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta, Yves St. Laurent, Paloma Picasso, and Giorgio Armani. Her background also includes grant writing, event planning, and fundraising. Beth is a co-founder, Executive Producer, and playwright for Red Fig Productions.
Tyra is absolutely thrilled to be a part of this exciting season! This is Tyra's eighth season with the Players Guild Theatre. With a career in the Cosmetics Industry as a special event manager, make-up artist, and account coordinator, Tyra couldn't be prouder to be a part of the Players Guild Theatre staff as Guest Services Manager. The arts and dance have always been a passion of hers, and it is her sincere pleasure getting to know the numerous talented performers in our community, and the incredible Volunteers that give a hand towards the theatre's success.