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- CAST SCRIPT & VOCAL BOOK -Book byMarshall Brickman & Rick EliceMusic and Lyrics byAndrew Lippa570 Seventh Avenue, Suite 2100New York, NY 10018866-378-9758 toll-free212-643-1322 faxwww.theatricalrights.comLike w [email protected] materials contained herein are copyrighted by the authors, are not for sale, and may only be usedfor the single specifically licensed live theatrical production for which they were originally provided.Any other use, transfer, reproduction or duplication including print, electronic or digital mediais strictly prohibited by law.12/11/13

THE ADDAMS FAMILY copyright, 2010 by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice & Andrew Lippa. All Rights Reserved

The Addams FamilyScenes, Characters, Musical Numbers and PagesAct IScene 1 1Full Ensemble (except Beinekes)#1#2#2A#3Overture/Prologue (Ancestors, Gomez, Morticia)When You’re An Addams (Ensemble except Beinekes)(We Have) A Problem (Underscore)Fester’s Manifesto (Fester)Scene 2 8Gomez, Lurch, Morticia, Wednesday#3A#4#5Two Things (Gomez)Wednesday’s Growing Up (Gomez)Trapped (Gomez, Morticia)Scene 3 17Full Ensemble#5A#6#6A#7Honor Roll (Pugsley)Pulled (Wednesday, Pugsley)Four Things (Gomez, Morticia)One Normal Night (Full Ensemble)Scene 4 26Full Ensemble(#7 One Normal Night cont.)Scene 5 35Full Ensemble#7A#8Morticia’s Entrance (Underscore)But Love (Reprise 1) (Fester, Ancestors)Scene 6 43Lucas, Wednesday, Fester, Ancestors#8ABut Love (Reprise 2) (Fester, Ancestors)

Scene 7 45Mal, Gomez#8BAlphonso the Enormous (Underscore)Scene 8 48Morticia, Alice, Female Ancestors#9#9ASecrets (Morticia, Alice, Female Ancestors)Secrets Playoff (Underscore)Scene 9 53Gomez, Lucas, Wednesday, Morticia#10Gomez’s “What If” (Gomez)Scene 10 57Lucas, Wednesday, PugsleyScene 11 59Pugsley, Grandma#11What If (Pugsley, Grandma)Scene 12 63Full Ensemble#12Full Disclosure Part(Full Ensemble except#13 Waiting (Alice, Mal, 14 Full Disclosure Part1Lucas)Lucas, Lurch, Ancestors)2 (Full Ensemble)Act IIScene 1 76Lucas, Wednesday, Ancestors, Fester#15Opening Act II (Ancestors)Scene 2 79Morticia, Gomez, Ancestors#16 Just Around the Corner (Morticia, Ancestors)#16A Just Around the Corner Playoff(Morticia, Ancestors)

Scene 3 84Alice, Mal#16B All is Black Inside My Face (Underscore)#16C Into the Moon and Me (Underscore)Scene 4 86Fester, Female Ancestors#17The Moon and Me (Fester, Female Ancestors)Scene 5 88Gomez, Wednesday#17A Into Happy Sad (Underscore)#18 Happy Sad (Gomez, Wednesday)Scene 6 92Wednesday, Lucas, Gomez, Ancestors, Fester, Mal, Alice#19Crazier Than You (Wednesday, Lucas, Mal, Alice)Scene 7 101Morticia, Pugsley#19ABedtime Story (Underscore)Scene 8 103Gomez, Lurch, Fester#20 Not Today (Gomez, Lurch, Fester)#20A After Not Today (Underscore)Scene 9 106Gomez, Morticia, Female Ancestors#21#22Live Before We Die (Gomez, Morticia)Tango De Amor (Gomez, Morticia)Scene 10 111Full Ensemble(#22#22A#23#24Tango De Amor cont.)Before “Move Toward the Darkness” (Underscore)Finale: Move Toward the Darkness (Full Ensemble)Bows When You’re An Addams Reprise(Full Ensemble)

ACT ONESCENE 1:#1 OVERTURE/PROLOGUE(A hand parts the curtain, revealingThe Addams Family: GOMEZ, MORTICIA,WEDNESDAY,PUGSLEY,GRANDMA, LURCH andFESTER. A huge, bare Spanish oak, TheAddams Family Tree, spreads its boughsover The Addams Family Graveyard.)ANCESTRAL VOICESAH AH AHAH AH AHAH AH AH AH(GOMEZ steps forward)GOMEZ(deep inhale)Aaaahh The intoxicating smell of the graveyard.(then)Once a year, we gather beneath our Family Tree, to honorthe great cycle of life and death. Come, every member ofour clan - living, dead (re: Lurch)- and undecided - and let us celebrate what it is to be anAddams.(to Morticia)Come to me, my luscious wife - oh she of skin so pale, eyesso black, and dress cut down to Venezuela - and tell uswhat it is every Addams hopes for!MORTICIADarkness and grief and unspeakable sorrow.GOMEZ(overcome, embracing her)I love it when you talk sexy!#2 WHEN YOU'RE AN ADDAMSWHEN YOU'REYOU NEED TOWHEN YOU'REYOU NEED TOAN ADDAMSHAVE A LITTLE MOONLIGHTAN ADDAMSFEEL A LITTLE CHILL1

GOMEZ (CON’T)YOU HAVE TO SEE THE WORLD IN SHADES OF GRAYYOU HAVE TO PUT SOME POISON IN YOUR DAYTHAT'S THE WAY.MORTICIAGOMEZ & MORTICIAWHEN YOU'RE AN ADDAMSGOMEZYOU NEED TO HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR(GOMEZ tickles MORTICIA. She giggles.)GOMEZ & MORTICIAWHEN YOU'RE AN ADDAMSMORTICIAYOU NEED TO HAVE A TASTE FOR DEATHGOMEZ & MORTICIAWHO CARES ABOUT THE WORLD OUTSIDEAND WHAT IT WANTS FROM YOUWHEN YOU'RE AN ADDAMSYOU DO WHAT ADDAMS' ALWAYS DO!GOMEZMi amor!MORTICIAWill you love me for ever and ever?GOMEZWe shall be as besotted with each other as the night wemet!MORTICIAOur first date! You took me to see –GOMEZDeath of a Salesman.MORTICIAHow we laughed!2

ADDAMS FAMILYWHEN YOU'RE AN ADDAMSGOMEZYOU GOTTA HAVE A LOTTA PASSIONADDAMS FAMILYWHEN YOU'RE AN ADDAMSMORTICIAYOU NEED TO REALLY LOVE YOUR WIFEGOMEZ(spoken)At least once a day.ADDAMS FAMILYYOU'RE HAPPY WHEN YOUR TOES ARE IN THE MUDFESTER & GRANDMAYOU SMILE A BIT THE MOMENT YOU SMELL BLOOD(THE ENTIRE FAMILY howls at the moon.)ADDAMS FAMILYAA-OOOH!!!WHEN YOU'RE AN ADDAMSWEDNESDAYYOU NEED TO GRAB A BOW AND ARROW(WEDNESDAY loads her crossbow, aims tothe sky and fires.)ADDAMS FAMILYWHEN YOU'RE AN ADDAMSPUGSLEYYOU NEED A MOMENT TO EXPLODE(PUGSLEY pushes the plunger and there'sa terrific explosion.)GRANDMAJUST POUR A POTION3

FESTERFLIP THE SWITCHWEDNESDAY/GRANDMA/PUGSLEYAND WAIT 'TIL THINGS GET HOTADDAMS FAMILY (NO FESTER)WHEN YOU'RE AN ADDAMSADDAMS FAMILY & FESTERYOU HAVE TO REALLY STIR THE POTSO GIVE US SHADOWS AND GIVE US GLOOMBROKEN GLASS IN A MOTEL ROOMSOMETHING FUN WE CAN ALL EXHUMEAND GIVE IT ALL TONIGHT!GOMEZAnd now, we summon our beloved Ancestors. Why do we dothis?MORTICIABecause living or dead, family is still family.Yes! And how do we do this?GOMEZFESTERBy dancing on their graves!GOMEZYes! Dance my brother Fester! Time to wake the dead!(FESTER dances before The Addams FamilyCrypt.The gate of the crypt swingsopen, and the ADDAMS ANCESTORS emerge,unholy spirits from many eras andplaces, from the recently-departed tothe very first, stone-age, Addams.)ANCESTORSONCE TORN ASUNDERDOWN SIX FEET UNDERWE GET TO GATHER HERECONQUISTADOR ANCESTORDEAD FOR FOREVER4

CAVEMAN ANCESTORBLED FROM WHATEVERCONQUISTADOR & CAVEMANCALLED NOW TO REAPPEARSOLDIER ANCESTOR & SALOON GIRL ANCESTOREVERY CADAVERSTART THE PALAVERONCE IN AN ADDAMS YEARANCESTORSHOLD YOUR DECAYINGHEAR WHAT WE'RE SAYINGTIME NOW TO GIVE A CHEER!GOMEZLine Dance!(A succession of line dances, called byGOMEZ.)Bunny Hop! Do the Twist! Rigor Mortis! Death Rattle!ALLGasp! Gasp! Gasp! Gasp! Gasp! Gasp! Gasp!(The Family Dance erupts into a fullthroated final chorus.)WHEN YOU'RE AN ADDAMSMALE ANCESTORSTHAT'S RIGHT, WHEN YOU'RE AN ADDAMSADDAMS & FEMALE ANCESTORSYOU HAVE A VERY SPECIAL DUTYMALE ANCESTORSLATE NIGHT! OUT WITH THE ADDAMS!ADDAMS FAMILY & FEMALE ANCESTORSWHEN YOU'RE AN ADDAMSMALE ANCESTORSWITH ONE BITEALLYOU'RE OBLIGATED TO THE CLANIT'S FAMILY FIRST AND FAMILY LAST5

ALL (CON’T)AND FAMILY BY AND BYWHEN YOU'RE AN ADDAMSTHE STANDARD ANSWERS DON'T APPLYWHEN YOU'RE AN ADDAMSYOU DO WHAT ADDAMS DO OR DIE!(Applause)GOMEZUntil next year my beloved ancestors. Back to your crypt.#2A (WE HAVE) A PROBLEM(GOMEZ, MORTICIA, GRANDMA, LURCH andPUGSLEY exit. WEDNESDAY remains, looksworried. The ANCESTORS turn to re-enterthe Crypt. FESTER clocks WEDNESDAY.)CONQUISTADOR ANCESTORHey, it's locked.(ANCESTORS freeze)FESTERThat's right. We have a problem.(DING! Light on WEDNESDAY, holding hercrossbow.)WEDNESDAYHis name is Lucas, Lucas Beineke. And - I'm in love.(group reacts)FESTER(to the Audience)That's right. Little Wednesday Addams - that charming,irrepressible bundle of malice who would poison her ownbrother just for a ride in the ambulance - has grown up andfound love.(LUCAS enters, in love with WEDNESDAY.)LUCASOh, Wednesday! I just wanna lock you up in a little whitecottage with a picket fence and an apple tree!6

WEDNESDAYI like the part about being locked up.(Lights out on WEDNESDAY and LUCAS. Offthis,the ANCESTORS object vociferously.The CURTAIN comes in, eliminating theANCESTORS.)FESTERSo here's the deal. Gather around. I'm not letting youback into that crypt until love triumphs.ANCESTORSBut Fest –FESTERAh.(FESTER crosses down as ANCESTORSdisappear.)So who is this Lucas fella? Is he worthy of her? Do theyreally love each other? What is love anyway? Does this rashlook serious to you? So many questions about love. Butwhen you think about it, is there anything more important?(A HAND extends FESTER's banjolele, andFESTER takes it, accompanying himselfas he sings.)#3 FESTER'S MANIFESTOLET'S NOT TALK ABOUT ANYTHING ELSE BUT LOVEAH LET'S NOT TALK ABOUT ANYTHING ELSE BUT LOVECAN'T WE TALK ABOUT LOFTY GOALS, MATING SOULSALTERING MINDS AND FALTERING ROLESLET'S NOT TALK ABOUT ANYTHING ELSE.(CURTAIN opens)7

SCENE 2(MORTICIA'S BOUDOIR)(Revealing GOMEZ, fencing with LURCH,who holds his foil absolutely stillwhile GOMEZ swipes at itextravagantly.)GOMEZFight sir, fight like a man! Feel the kiss of my Spanishsteel! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Foiled again!(GOMEZ strikes LURCH's sword down.LURCH pokes GOMEZ with it.)Oww! Damn your lightning reflexes!(GOMEZ retains his sword. MORTICIAenters with a bouquet of yellowflowers.)Gomez, look.MORTICIAGOMEZUgh! Flowers! Who would send something so tasteless?MORTICIA(reads the card)"The most precious gift there is,More goody-licious than gold,Is that blessing we call friendship,Whether new or very old."GOMEZ"Goody-licious?" Who talks like this?(MORTICIA removes the flowers from thestems,During--)MORTICIAThe Beinekes. Wednesday's friend Lucas and his parents.They're coming for dinner tonight.Lucas?GOMEZ8

MORTICIAYes.GOMEZBut Lucas is a boy's name.MORTICIAYes.GOMEZWednesday has a friend who's a boy?(They both look at Lurch. Finally--)MORTICIAIt's nothing, darling. Puppy love.(hands Lurch the stems)Put these in water.(WEDNESDAY enters, carrying hercrossbow and a goose with an arrowsticking out of it.)Mom, Dad, I shot dinner.WEDNESDAYMORTICIA(taking it)Oh, Wednesday, that's lovely. Wherever did you find it?WEDNESDAYPetting zoo.MORTICIAThank you, dear. Come, Lurch - we'll whip up somethingreally special. And this time, we'll actually cook it.(shares a laugh with Lurch)Oh, Gomez - guests for dinner! Fresh meat!(They exit. WEDNESDAY looks nervouslyafter them.)WEDNESDAYDaddy, I have something very important to tell you.What?GOMEZ9

WEDNESDAYCan you keep a secret?(WEDNESDAY produces a ring from aroundher neck.)Of course.Look.GOMEZWEDNESDAYGOMEZIf I didn't know any better I'd say that looked like anengagement ring.(she just looks at him)What are you saying?WEDNESDAYOh daddy, Lucas wants to marry me!GOMEZWhat?!WEDNESDAYLucas Beineke loves me and he wants to marry me.GOMEZDo you want to marry him?WEDNESDAYYes. I think so.GOMEZYou think so?WEDNESDAYWell, I've never even met his parents, and he's never metmine, and - I just need to be sure.That he's the one?GOMEZWEDNESDAYThat the families can get along. I mean, he has to knowwhat he's getting into.10

GOMEZWhat are you saying?WEDNESDAYI'm saying we're who we are, and they're from Ohio.GOMEZ(slicing the air with his sword)Ohio? A swing state!WEDNESDAYThat's what I mean.GOMEZYou're right, this is important. Let's go tell your mother.WEDNESDAYNo.GOMEZNo? But we have to tell your mother –WEDNESDAYDaddy, please! She'll ask a lot of embarrassing questionsand wreck the whole thing.GOMEZYou don't want me to tell your mother you're gettingmarried?WEDNESDAYAfter dinner and we're all friends, then we'll tell her.GOMEZBut I've never kept anything from your mother.WEDNESDAY(getting desperate)Daddy, please!But—If you love me.GOMEZWEDNESDAY11

GOMEZBut—WEDNESDAYDo you love me daddy?(DING! WEDNESDAY freezes.)#3A TWO THINGSGOMEZTHERE ARE TWO THINGS I WOULD NEVER DOSAY NO TO MY WIFESAY NO TO MY DAUGHTERSO WHAT EXACTLY SHOULD I DO?(DING! Lights restore.)Do you realize what you're asking me to do?WEDNESDAYDaddy, one tiny little secret. Please. Please.[MUSIC IN]GOMEZOK, OK I promise. I won't tell your mother.WEDNESDAYOh, thank you daddy!(She starts to go, turns back.)Our little secret, right?GOMEZYes, yes. Our little secret.(She runs off)#4 WEDNESDAY'S GROWING UPWEDNESDAY'S GROWING UPBUT I'M NOT READYWEDNESDAY'S GROWING UPAS TIME SLIPS BYWHEN DID SHE BECOMESOMEONE ELSE'S CHUM12

GOMEZ (CON’T)SOMEONE ELSE TO MAKE HER FATHER WONDER"WHY OH WHY?"WEDNESDAY'S GROWING UP(spoken)She'll be Thursday before you know it.(sung)A PUZZLING THINGA SECRET IN THE HOUSEA BOY, A GIRL, A RING.(MORTICIA enters)MORTICIASomething's wrong with Wednesday.GOMEZWhat do you mean?MORTICIAShe's in the kitchen smiling. Like this. Maybe it is thisboy.GOMEZThis boy? Don't be silly. Ha! I say. And double ha! Ha-ha!You yourself said: puppy love!(turns to go)Come, darling - I feel an urge to take you in my arms.Let's go upstairs –MORTICIAGomez.GOMEZ(stops, turns)On the other hand, she is a healthy young woman. Li