Monday, September 22, 2014
WHO'S WHO IN 'THE ADDAMS FAMILY'....JD TRIOLO AND ANDREW RUBIN ARE TWO PUGSLEYS
Broadway’s hit musical comedy, “The Addams Family,” makes its Philadelphia regional professional premiere Sept. 24-Nov. 2 at the Media Theatre.
Produced by Media Music Theatre Company, the show is based on Charles Addams’ single-panel comic strip from which the legendary 1960s TV sitcom was created.
In “The Addams Family” musical, created by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice and Andrew Lippa, the humorously bizarre family that delights in the macabre must come to terms with 18-year-old Wednesday’s infatuation with a young man from a family quite unlike their own. Even though we see the Addams’ singing ghoulish ancestors in the show, The Chicago Sun-Times said “The Addams Family” has “an abundance of life.”
Two talented young actors share the role of Pugsley Addams in Media's production. Pugsley is the younger brother of teen Wednesday and he just loves to be noticed by her...so what will he do when she places all of her attention on a young man from a 'normal' family?
The two who share the role are JD Triolo of West Chester and Media's Andrew Rubin.
JD TRIOLO has been seen by Media Theatre audiences quite a bit in the past several years. A member of its acting classes, New School, and private coaching, JD started showcasing his powerful vocals on stage in "Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical". He went on to appear as Young Mowgli in "The Jungle Book" a bit later. Soon, the actor/ singer had a great boost to his career when he portrayed Young Patrick in "Mame" alongside Tony nominated actress Andrea McArdle.
At The Walnut Street Theatre he played the role of Michael Hobbs in the regional premiere of "Elf: The Musical". Now, he brings another iconic role to life in yet another Philly premiere in "The Addams Family".
ANDREW RUBIN has his Media Theatre debut in "The Addams Family". He's been in several local productions, works with voice coach Val Haber, and will start lessons with Media Theatre's Artistic Director Jesse Cline this season as a member of The New School.
Do you want to know who's playing Pugsley on certain dates? Call The Media Theatre for information: 610-891-0100. Visit www.mediatheatre.org for tickets.
To see the Philadelphia All-Star cast in The Media Theatre's "The Addams Family", call 610-891-0100 or visit mediatheatre.org. "The Addams Family" is a regional professional premiere with The Media being Philly's first Union house to design and direct the show from the 'ground up'. Dann Dunn directs and choreographs.