They're creepy and they're kookey-- and headed for a Richland stage
RICHLAND, Wash -- They're creepy and they're kookey and they're taking the stage in Richland for the next two weekends.
And one cast member of the Mid-Columbia Musical Theater's production of "The Addams Family", is a Stormtracker we know and love! But, you may not recognize Mike McCabe on stage, his costume is just that good.
"When I thought it was bad being in television news having to put makeup on ... this doesn't even compare," says Mike.
Mike is among the cast of The Addams Family which opens Friday night.
It's a mish-mash of the old comic strip, the 1970's TV series and the hit movies. This cast of characters are dead-ringers for the ones you remember: Morticia, uncle Fester, Wednesday, Lurch, Pugsley and the Addams patriarch Gomez, played by Kyle Cox.
"He's all about the eyes and being crazy and having fun and being romantic and seducing his wife all the time. It's super fun," says Cox.
Director Chelsea Taylor says the production is hilarious and family friendly and has a timely and timeless message. "It kind of helps you realize it's okay to be you, it doesn't matter. It doesn't matter what the world sees as normal. Normal is totally relative."
Look for Mike McCabe to enter during the first scene, with other Addams ancestors risen from the grave. He hasn't performed on stage since high school. "I was really shy about trying out for this, I'm so glad that I did, it's been a blast."
Getting out his comfort zone on the news set, and into the creepy world of the Addams Family, at least for a few weeks.
For showtimes and ticket information you can log on to midcolumbiamusicaltheatre.org.