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Juanita K Hammons Hall in Springfield, Missouri
 - The Addams Family Musical - Juanita K Hammons Hall in Springfield, Missouri
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On Saturday, April 6, 2013 Jennifer and I had the pleasure of sitting in on the matinee performance of the Addams Family Musical on tour this seasonal and passing through Springfield, Missouri. They performed at Mizzou (University of Missouri). This play was performed by the cast and crew currently seen on stage in Chicago, Illinois.

Now, to begin with, I must confess that I am no accredited stage critic but I have always loved the theater and even worked the stage many hundreds of hours. Also, one summer in 1985 I spent several months building sets for Broadway and traveling shows at Adirondack Scenic, Inc. Some of my fondest memories.

Tigger will monkey around anywhere! Tigger will monkey around anywhere! - The Addams Family Musical - Juanita K Hammons Hall in Springfield, Missouri
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Tigger will monkey around anywhere!
Saturdays 2 o'clock showing was a great experience. As usual we sat early in our tenth row orchestra seat and discovered a great view. We had only been to this theater once before and we stuck up in the top mezzanine. Between my personal fear of heights and the miniscule view of the performers we would pay extra for these seats any time!  In fact, these five or six rows near us in the orchestra are as perfect as this theater can get in my opinion. Much closer and you cannot see the stage surface... much farther and you are... well... farther!

The performance got a rough start, unfortunately, as can be the case with any live performance. There was a lot of trouble with the microphone system but after a 10 to 20 minute pause at a very strategic point in the play, Uncle Fester (Shaun Rice) skillfully brought us right back in to the story and it seemed as though nothing happened. Also, the sound was perfect from that point on so the break was worth it.

 - The Addams Family Musical - Juanita K Hammons Hall in Springfield, Missouri
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The whole performance was witty, funny and well timed. We found ourselves well entertained by the whole event. Gomez Addams (Jesse Sharp) and Morticia Addams (Keleen Snowgren) were a delight to watch. Their quirky love story came out as their daughter Wednesday, played by Jennifer Fogarty discovered her own love story and stole the show! The play would have been great without her but her energy and drama added more than her share, she was great and turned out to be our favorite for the performance!

The Addams Family Musical continues its tour through the summer and even ends up in Singapore and China! If you get the opportunity and are looking for a great evening out, be sure to catch this performance when they come your way!

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Date taken: 2013 04 06 10:13 Saturday

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