"The Addams Family"
Say the name and it’s difficult not to think of finger snapping. In this musical, a growing-up Wednesday Addams’ interest in a “normal” boy stirs up problems in the creepy/kooky household. The notoriously troubled Broadway production has been rewritten and features some quite lively tunes. Don't judge it by the lackluster tour that came through town I have higher hopes for the work of the folks at Beef & Boards.
Beef & Boards Oct. 8-Nov. 22
The wonderful old movie house in Franklin offers a weekend marathon that includes “Godzilla,” “War of the Worlds,” “Gila!,” “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” “Forbidden Planet,” “Planet of the Apes,” and “Night of the Living Dead.” Add in some fresh popcorn and you’ve got a terrific pre-Halloween weekend.
Artcraft Theatre, Franklin Oct. 9-10
"The Last Five Years" in Concert
Songs from the two-character Jason Robert Brown musical have become staples on the cabaret circuit and in musical-theater auditions. Here, the two stars from the recent New York revival, Adam Kantor and Betsy Wolfe, perform the entire piece.
Cabaret at the Columbia Club Oct. 9-10
Indiana Authors Awards
A pair of poets took the national and regional author awards this year, with Marianne Boruch and Adrian Matejka being celebrated at this dinner event. Earlier in the day, an author fair includes lectures, signings and other activities with the honorees and other Indiana writers.