Grand Rapids Theatre Pros Take a Look at “The Adams Family”

Well, this is fun!  Sue Merrell brought some familiar faces along with her to review The Adams Family at Broadway Grand Rapids.  Check out the full review on

What Grand Rapids theater professionals say about ‘The Addams Family’ from Broadway Grand Rapids

“The Addams Family” musical opens at DeVos Performance Hall Tuesday, May 22, in Grand Rapids. (Photo credit: Katie Greene |

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — MLive theater critic Sue Merrell said it was “a snap” to enjoy “The Addams Family” musical brought to DeVos Performance Hall this week by Broadway Grand Rapids.

Her review acknowledges: “Much of the humor is the predictable macabre twist on everyday life, and the dialogue is often choppy, bare bones, but the show has some moments of innovation that really soar.”

As she reviewed Tuesday night’s opening performance, Merrell was joined by three colleagues from the Grand Rapids theater community. We were curious how local theater professionals would review the Grand Rapids appearance of a Broadway show on national tour.
Below are mini-reviews by Mary Beth Quillin of GEM Theatrics, Larry Young of Creative Edge Productions, and Joe Dulin, former managing director of Circle Theatre. (…)

Read what Mary Beth, Larry and Joe had to say here on

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