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    This Friday, October 16, Acting Against Cancer (AAC) will be presenting the opening night  ofThe Addams Familymusical in The MeX Theater at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. The play will start at 8 p.m. and run for 2 hours and 15 minutes with a 15 minute intermission. AAC will be performing 10 shows from October 16-October 25. Tickets are $19 and can be purchased at the door or in advance online or at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. On AAC’s industry Monday night, the 19th, tickets will be $10. All proceeds of this play as well as AAC’s 2015-2016 season will go towards AAC’s pledge of $100,000 for Addison Jo Blair Cancer Care Center’s Art Therapy Program at Kosair Children’s Hospital.

    This “Addams Family” musical is the touring version of the 2010 Addams Family Broadway play. Remy Sisk, Artistic Director of ACA and Director of “The Addams Family,” pointed out that this play has only be performed once in Indiana, and AAC will be bringing it back for its second installment in Louisville. The play tells the story of Wednesday (the Addams Family daughter) bringing home her new boyfriend, and the ensuing chaos. Sisk describes  as "a little silly, a little spooky, and a little heartwarming.” There’ll be humor that appeals to all ages, and the play itself will appeal to fans, families, and kids!

    Sisk emphasized that this musical is based off of the 1930’s Addams Family single panel comic strip as well as bits and pieces from the loveable Addams Family cartoons and movies that developed throughout the years. Though this is a play that had been performed all over the country, AAC makes it a point to be creative and present their own take on it.

    The featured music will be the same songs from the tour, but with slightly different instrumentation. The music is upbeat and catchy, and it’ll have the audience tapping their toes in no time. Sisk emphasized that the backdrops, the props, the costumes, and the makeup are all done by AAC’s design team. Moreover, the cast features 10 leads and 10 ensembles (backups); these actors and actresses have been practicing since the end of August to give their audience a “high quality, flawless theatrical production.”

    AAC is a non profit theatrical company that stemmed from the original Kids Acting Against Cancer, founded in 1999. Kids Acting Against Cancer was focused on raising money and awareness towards pediatric cancer and the use of art in the treatment progress of those cancers. By the end of 2013, the group began to assert itself as a theatrical company and changed its name to Acting Against Cancer.

    “The Addams Family” musical is the first of three shows for AAC’s 2015-2016 season and will be the first to contribute to their $100,000 pledge. This will be a fantastic show to enjoy with the whole family as well as to help a great cause. As Sisk repeatedly highlighted, AAC doesn’t “settle for less, but invests what it takes to make a phenomenal show!”

    Tickets and showtimes can be found here.

    Photos Courtesy of Acting Against Cancer's Facebook Page

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    I studied Art at UofL and now physical therapy at Bellarmine University. I love art, sports, and good food. I'm always looking for something new to try and new concepts to photograph!

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