Humor, horror coming to Titusville Playhouse



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A member of the choir puts her heart and soul into a song during a rehearsal of “Sister Act,” which was performed at the Titusville Playhouse.

SENIOR LIFE David Reigada

A quirky family with a spooky nightmare, plus a dark and stormy night, are coming to the Titusville Playhouse.

These situations are contained in two shows — “The Addams Family” and “The Rocky Horror Show” — scheduled for October. Both will be main stage events.

“The Addams Family” (rated PG) is a musical comedy that opens Sept. 22 and continues through Oct. 15.

As stated on the Playhouse website: “In the kooky, upside down world of the Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams.”

It has been that way for centuries. Yet this eccentric family faces the “spookiest nightmare” familiar to many — the Addams kids are growing up.

Characters include patriarch and matriarch Gomez and Morticia and their beloved, but macabre, daughter, Wednesday. Now 18, she falls in love with a normal boy from a normal family. Get ready for laughs when they join the Addams for a fateful dinner, when secrets are revealed and the Addams family must face something they’ve avoided for generations — change.

“The Rocky Horror Show” (rated R) will be performed from Oct. 20 to 29. It combines comedy with music and horror.

As stated on the Titusville Playhouse website. “The Rocky Horror Show follows innocent couple Brad and Janet as they seek shelter at a mysterious old castle during a dark and stormy night, where they encounter transvestite Dr. Frank N. Furter, his “perfect” creation Rocky and an assortment of other crazy creatures.”

In the fourth year of a $1.5 million remodeling, the Titusville Playhouse offers wide, open seating, an assortment of drinks and more, all within a refurbished and relaxed environment.

As General Manager Steven J. Heron often says with a welcoming smile, “I’ll see you at the theatre.”

The Titusville Playhouse is at 301 Julia St. in historic Downtown Titusville. For information about tickets and performance times, call 321-268-1125 or go to titusvilleplayhouse.com/home.