The Addams Family


THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family — a man her parents have never met.

And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before — keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.


Music by Andrew Lippa

Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice

Is presented through special arrangement with Origin Theatrical.
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by Origin.


August 4 – 26, 2023


creative team

Shane Webb


Shane is thrilled to find himself back on the Director’s side of the table after helming Phoenix’s productions of Sweeney Todd, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Kinky Boots, and Young Frankenstein; as well as The Producers for Queensland Musical Theatre, and Writer’s Block for MTG to name a few. His acting credits include Pluto and Dante in the Australian Premier of Jasper In Deadland, King Max, Billy Bigelow, Prof. Harold Hill, The Cowardly Lion, Roo Webber, and Prof. Callahan.

He is studying a Bachelors in Writing and Communication through Curtin University, has studied Acting at the University of Southern Queensland, and Screenwriting at the New York Film Academy. Shane also proudly serves as the Artistic Director for Phoenix Ensemble, and is a passionate advocate for the Arts Community in SEQ and Australia.

A lifelong lover and supporter of the performing arts Shane has also served as Senior Editor at TheatreHaus, Co-founder and Editor-In-Chief for TheFourthWall, Co-founder and Director of Stage for the Redlands Drama Festival, and a senior contributor to Theatre People. When not directing or acting, he has found himself holding nearly every position in a theatre possible; from set painter and stage hand, to lighting designer and ‘let-me-hold-that-while-you-cut-it-they-don’t-trust-me-with-power-tools’. Shane’s philosophy of Arts Leadership comes from a deep believe in giving service to the arts and to the community. Something he hopes he brings to Phoenix, and to all creative projects he works on.

Nicky Griffith

Musical Director

Nicky Griffith is a conductor, multi-instrumentalist and music teacher. She is the Assistant Conductor of Queensland Youth Orchestras and directs the highly accomplished Strings Program at Varsity College. Nicky is a popular engagement at workshop events for young musicians across Queensland and has appeared as guest conductor of the Queensland Youth Symphony at QPAC, the Cadenza Chamber Players, and guest rehearsal conductor for QYO2, QYO Junior String Ensemble, UQ Symphony Orchestra and the Brisbane Concert Orchestra. Since 2012, Nicky has contributed to over forty musical theatre productions in South-East and North Queensland as musical director, conductor, cellist, bassist, or technical engineer. She has musically directed and conducted Mamma Mia (Savoyards), Sweeney Todd (Phoenix Ensemble), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (HOTA) and Hot Shoe Shuffle (Savoyards). As an assistant musical director, Nicky has guest-conducted the Phantom of the Opera (Lynch & Paterson), the Pirates of Penzance (Lynch & Paterson), Les Misérables (Lynch & Paterson) and Oklahoma (Savoyards). Currently completing a master’s degree in conducting at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and a recipient of the Griffith Award for academic excellence, Nicky holds a Postgraduate Certificate of Music Studies in conducting, Bachelor of Music (Honours) and Graduate Diploma in Education.

Isabelle Quayle

& Assistant Director

Isabelle has dreamed of being a dancer since seeing her mum’s old dance photos. She began dance classes at age three in all styles, jumped into teaching at age 15 and choreographing community theatre at 17. Her choreography credits include The Proposal (RMT) 2018, Backwards Broadway (MBTC) 2018 & 2019, Speakeasy (MBTC) 2019 , Legally Blonde Jr (Phoenix Ensemble), Jasper in Deadland (Phoenix Ensemble) 2021 and It Shoulda Been You (Phoenix Ensemble). Isabelle most recently production managed pro-am productions of Jersey Boys at the Star Casino and a regional tour of Priscilla. Isabelle is a regular in the Tin Shed and is thrilled to be back to work on Addams Family as the multitude of choreography styles are right up her alley.

Lily Colmer

Assistant Musical Director

Lily Colmer is a classically trained pianist and piano teacher. She studied classical piano at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and has worked as a musician, musical director and repetiteur across Brisbane. Her most recent shows include Mamma Mia (Savoyards), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Savoyards), and Sweeney Todd (Phoenix Ensemble). Lily is incredibly excited to be the assistant musical director for The Addams Family and can’t wait to bring this show to life.


cast & crew

Gomez Addams Alex Smith

Morticia Addams Kate Retzki

Wednesday Addams Micheal Enright

Pugsley Addams Ben O’Regan-Lambert & Jeremiah Rees

Uncle Fester Kurt Schouten

Grandma Ange Schoemaker

Lurch Jo Burnett

Alice Beineke Chloe Jones

Mal Beineke Michael Chazikantis

Lucas Beineke James Bird

Rachael King
Ruby Thompson (Morticia Cover & Dance Captain)
Chelsea Johnson
Jack Rabbidge
Jamie Lee Kemp (Alice Cover)
Levi Rayner (Lurch Cover)
Marina Pennisi
Delilah Bennett
Ronan Mason
Ange Schoemaker (Ancestor swing)
Isabelle Quayle (Ancestor swing)

Thing Morrigan Moore

Stage Manager Ren Gerry

Production Assistant & Lighting Operator Anya Otley

Lighting Design Maddy Bosanko

Follow Spot Operator Angus Robertson

Sound Design Jacob Cash

Set Design Breanna Gear

Set Construction
Breanna Gear
Andrew Bennett
Stuart Gear
Jack Rabbidge
Levi Rayner
Angus Robertson
Michael Redfern
Matt Schoemaker

Costume Design Breanna Gear

Costume Construction
Breanna Gear
Sarah Bowerman

Wigs Isabelle Quayle

Crew Riley Baker

Special Effects & Animatronics Morrigan Moore

Props Master Morrigan Moore

Promotional & Performance Photography Kenn Santos & PIF Productions

Backstage Photography August Rain

Social Media Captain & Rehearsal Photography Chelsea Johnson

Rosie Odsey
Annice Bruckner
Chelsea Johnson

Special Thanks
Georgie Schofield
Madds Torrisi
Ruby Thompson