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WHO'S WHO IN 'THE ADDAMS FAMILY'...KRISTINE FRAELICH IS ALICE
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.”
Philadelphia based actress KRISTINE FRAELICH plays the role of Alice in the musical comedy. While not one of the Addams' clan, Alice is vital to the production as a member of the Beineke family who hail from the Midwest.
Kristine Fraelich, who plays Alice Beineke in "The Addams Family"
The Beineke's are not a creation of Charles Addams, nor were they ever in the tv sitcom. Created specifically for the Broadway musical, they meet the Addams Family when Wednesday Addams becomes infatuated with their son, Lucas. Alice, the mom, spouts random poems and is a bit kooky in her own way. This made way for part of the marketing for "The Addams Family" musical, which used the term 'Define Normal' in part of its campaign. While the Addams' are certainly eccentric, the Beineke's could be considered a bit odd as well.
KRISTINE FRAELICH was seen on Broadway in the original cast of "The Civil War" and performed as The Narrator in the 1st National Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat". She had the privilege of working directly with Tony winning composer Jason Robert Brown in his "Songs For A New World" at Symphony Space in NYC.
She's been seen at The Walnut Street Theatre as Emily in "Elf" and Eva Peron in "Evita" as well as at The Arden as Diane in "Next To Normal", Nurse Betty in "Baby Case", and as Dot/ Marie in "Sunday In The Park With George".
To see Kristine Fraelich and the rest of 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.