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All Broadway Series Productions, Youth Programs, Educational Programs, and Summer Camps are produced by The Media Music Theatre Company (Artistic Director Jesse Cline)
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.
The hit show "A Christmas Story: The Musical" is at The Media Theatre November 9 to January 8. It's suitable for all ages and makes a great outing for families during the holiday season. Based on the classic film which has gained popularity with each showing on television each holiday season, the musical has a book by Joseph Robinette with music and lyrics written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Songs include "Ralphie To The Rescue", "Sticky Situation", "It All Comes Down To Christmas", and "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out, Kid!" The story takes place in Indiana in the 1940's focusing on Ralphie, the boy who wants a Red Ryder BB Gun. He eventually learns that the holidays are not about what you have but who you have around you to share them with. There is a humorous sub-plot featuring Ralphie's father, referred to as The Old Man, who wins a leg lamp. It was nominated for three Tony Awards for its 2012 production at the Lunt-Fon…
The Media Theatre has the legendary musical
“West Side Story” April 19 through June 11. With a book by Arthur Laurents and
a sweeping score from Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, the musical is
often referred to as one of the all-time greats in the Broadway canon.
“West Side Story” transports Shakespeare’s
Romeo and Juliet to New York City in the 1950’s. The story takes place on the west side of Manhattan at a time when many Puerto Ricans moved to
NYC. Two young lovers, Tony and Maria, find themselves in the middle of street
gangs at war—the Jets and the Sharks. The musical captures the essence of
struggling to survive amidst violence and prejudice which is one the main
reasons it has remained relevant to this day after premiering on Broadway in
1957. “West Side Story” highlights youthful
performers with energetic choreography and songs such as “Tonight”, “Maria”, “Somewhere”,
and “America”. At The Media Theatre, “West Side Story” is
directed and choreographed by Dann Dunn, with …
The Media Theatre has the Philadelphia region's professional premiere of Jason Robert Brown's Tony winning musical "The Bridges of Madison County" this fall. The show, which received Tony Awards in 2014 for Best Score and Best Orchestrations, plays September 14 to October 23. Millions of film goers have seen the movie starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood, although the writers of the musical state it is based on the best-selling novel. The romance focuses on a beautiful Italian woman who married an American soldier to get out of Italy during the war. When her family attends the 1965 State Fair in Iowa, she meets a handsome National Geographic photographer who alters her life dramatically in four days. It's a musical which captures the yearning of the human heart and the expanse of America's heartland as we travel roads we often dare not go, open doors we often refuse to notice, and cross over bridges which leave us breathless. The score includes "Anothe…