Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Sunday (Maroochydore, Australia)

To Mirth, to Merriment. to Manslaughter! It All Clicks for Ann Rickard in Sydney

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Sunday (Maroochydore, Australia)

To Mirth, to Merriment. to Manslaughter! It All Clicks for Ann Rickard in Sydney

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THE lights dim, the curtains rise, the orchestra starts up...and you click your fingers.

You have to. Itas the theme from the Addams Family.

Donat even try not to click, itas impossible.

The Addams Family, Broadwayas hit musical, is playing in Sydney until June 24 a and itas fabulous.

From the moment the first theme note strikes, you are transported back to the a60s when you laughed out loud each time Gomez kissed Morticiaas arm and chortled when Uncle Fester put a light bulb in his mouth and lit it up. As for Lurch making his low rumbling growl, no matter how often you heard it, it always brought a chuckle.

Now itas time to relive it all again, even though in a quite different format.

All the Addams Family characters are there, clicking, singing and dancing at Sydneyas old and refined Capitol Theatre: Pugsley, Grandmama and Wednesday are just as delightfully mad and wonderfully eccentric as you remember them.

The performances are all outstanding (John Waters is a dapper Gomez and Chloe Dallimore is a suitably haughty Morticia), the stage settings are scintillating, the lighting dramatic, the choreography dynamic. It all merges marvellously for a mysterious and spooky and all-together ooky night out.

A weekend break in Sydney for the Addams Family musical is ideal a and if you can stay at the newly revamped Pullman Sydney Hyde Park, then lucky you.

The Pullmanas location opposite Hyde Park at the southern end of the CBD means you can walk to many of Sydneyas must-be-seen-in haunts.

Stroll to trendy Surry Hills with its designer shops and vivacious cafes, venture on to Darlinghurst where the bar scene evolves almost weekly and features some of the trendiest barmen mixing and shaking cocktails so modern they appear futuristic.

The Pullman, official hotel partner of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, is looking most graceful, as all grand ladies do when they emerge from a multi-million dollar cosmetic enhancement. …

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