My very first experience ever at a musical was the Lion King at the Pantages Theater in LA. This was one of the most special times of my life because it was also the first date for my wife and me. The musical was amazing, but in reality and in all honesty — The Adams Family musical at Vanguard University’s Lyceum Theater was just as amazing!
Seeing this show at my school reminded me of that first date. I admit, that I was never really interested in musicals before, but now they have become one of my favorite things to do. The cast and crew of The Addams Family were absolutely hilarious! With the exception of one child actor, everyone involved were current VU students. Our favorite character was the patriarch of the family: Gomez Addams. We were impressed to find out that Gomez was played by Andreas Schmidt, who is a freshman studying Theatre as his major. It was one of the biggest roles of the show, and he did an incredible job.
Tickets for Lyceum Theater shows are only $17, and it is well worth it. There are even discounts for kids, senior citizens, and groups.
I think our Theatre Department is outstanding. I will definitely go to more shows at our on-campus Lyceum Theater during the school year and summer.
Even if you don’t like musicals, I recommend that you give it a chance. If you have not already been to a show at Vanguard University, take a date/friend, and go have some fun!