The Addams Family and Exclusive Interviews with Cameron Blakely and Carrie Hope Fletcher

Adams Family

THE ADDAMS FAMILY is bringing their entire clan, whether living, dead or undecided, to the MES Theatre at Mediacorp. Direct from UK, this production showcases a brand new orchestration and presentation, you will not want to miss! 

Written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, the creators of multi award-winning Jersey Boys, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, THE ADDAMS FAMILY musical comedy features an original story, and every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the princess of darkness, has grown up and kept a shocking secret that only Gomez knows; she’s fallen in love with a sweet smart young man from a normal respectable family! 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 – keeping this 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. Two different worlds are about to collide. Will love triumph, or will everyone go home vaguely depressed? 

Playing the iconic role of ‘Gomez Addams’ is established actor, Cameron Blakely, who was recently seen in Singapore’s season of Les Misérables as Mr Thenardier and also a string of theatrical and film credits to his name. Gomez’s beloved daughter, ‘Wednesday Addams’ played by Carrie Hope Fletcher, who played Éponine in Les Misérables, apart from having a strong theatrical and acting credit, is also an established online influencer with over 446,000 followers on Twitter, 436,000 on Instagram and over 636,000 scubscribers on her YouTube channel ‘It’sWayPastMyBedTime’.

Our Parenting World (OPW) team is pleased to have a quick chat with the talented cast of The Addams Family, Cameron Blakely (CB) and Carrie Hope Fletcher (CHF) to share their views with us. 

Cameron Blakley

Cameron Blakely as Gomez Addams in The Addams Family

1. Please share with us more about your role in The Addams Family?

CB: I play Gomez the head of the family, he is Spanish, passionate and loyal

2. What are some of the challenges that you faced in your role as the patriarch of the family, Gomez Addams?

CB: Learning the Tangi ,sword fighting and trying to get a conversation out of Lurch!

3. What’s your favourite scene in The Addams Family?

CB: I like the last scene with Mortician live before we die

4. What can audience in Singapore expect from The Addams Family and any interesting thing that you would like to share about the musical with our readers?

CB: Humour, darkness and passion accompanied by beautiful music.

5. Do you have any advice for budding performers who would like to take up performing in theatre as a career?

CB: Commitment, hard work and passion for what you do.

6. Lastly, what would you like to say to our Singapore readers and audience who are looking forward to catch “The Addams Family”?

CB: Hope you enjoy the show- please tell your friends.

Carrie Hope Fletcher

Carrie Hope Fletcher as Wednesday in The Addams Family

1. When did you start performing in musical theatre and what made you decide to develop a career as an actress?

CHF: My first role was at 7 years old as Young Eponine in Les Miserables in London’s West End. Performing is really the only thing I’ve ever been good at and felt confident in.

2. Please share with us more about your role as Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family?

CHF: Wednesday is still the princess of darkness that we all know and love but now she’s almost eighteen years old and she’s got a boyfriend from a normal family. She’s in love and suddenly thinks like puppy dogs and Disneyworld appeal to her and it’s a very confusing time for our young Wednesday!

3. What is the biggest challenge that you faced in your role?

CHF: Running around and belting out songs in a corset! Tougher than it looks!

4. What’s your favourite parts in The Addams Family?

CHF: I love ‘Crazier Than You’. It’s a fantastic duet between Wednesday and her boyfriend Lucas in which Wednesday is saying get on board with my craziness or move along! It makes me feel feisty and in control. I love it!

5. You are into acting, writing books, an established online influencer with huge followers and managing your You Tube channel, how do you manage to do them all so well?

CHF: I get bored very quickly so if I have a spare few minutes I’ll find a way to fill them which is how YouTube and writing came about in the first place!

6. What’s next for you?

CHF: I’ve just announced my fourth book (third novel) which is due out July 12th 2018 but beyond that, who knows! The tough life of an actress means constantly auditioning and hoping something new comes along!

7. Any advice for young people who aspire to be like you and embark on a career in musical theatre?

CHF: Rejection is inevitable even if you’re the best performer on the planet. Persevere. You’re only one yes away from the best job of your life!

8. Lastly, what would you like to say to our Singapore readers and audience who are looking forward to catch “The Addams Family”?

CHF: The kooky clan are excited to see you!

Thank you Cameron Blakely  and Carrie Hope Fletcher for taking our interview! 

Come meet this kooky, spooky family as they ride through this family crisis.

Producers John Stalker (Music & Lyrics) and Katy Lipson (Aria Entertainment) further shared that “Having delighted hundreds of thousands of theatregoers in the UK with our production of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, we are thrilled to be bringing it to Singapore in partnership with Mediacorp Vizpro. Singaporeans will be able to enjoy great performances from our supremely talented cast, a fantastic musical score, big dance numbers and fun packed script. This is a great theatre visit for all the family. We can’t wait to arrive and start performing!” Yes, indeed, we are all excited that The Addams Family is coming to Singapore! 

Don’t miss the opportunity to catch The Addams Family!

The Addams Family

Dates:

15 November – 3 December 2017

Venue:

MES Theatre at Mediacorp

1 Stars Avenue, Singapore 138507

Show times:
Tuesday to Friday : 8pm
Saturday & Sunday : 2:30pm & 8pm

Ticket Prices (exclude booking fee)
Category 1: $165 Category 2: $135
Category 3: $95 Category 4: $65
Terms & conditions apply.

Tickets also available through Tel: 6348 5555 and to purchase the tickets at SISTIC, please visit

https://www.sistic.com.sg/events/caddams1217

 

Geronimo Stilton Live In The Kingdom Of Fantasy and Tickets Giveaway! [CLOSED]

Geronimo Stilton

Our Parenting World’s Giveaway Alert: Geronimo Stilton Live In The Kingdom Of Fantasy and Tickets Giveaway! – {CLOSED}

Magical, Fantasy and Lively musical show Geronimo Stilton Live on stage at MES Theatre at Mediacorp!

Don’t miss Geronimo Stilton’s FIRST ever Theatre Tour in Singapore! 

Based on the best-selling book series published in English and distributed in Singapore by Scholastic Geronimo Stilton and The Kingdom of Fantasy, join Geronimo for his biggest and most “fabumouse” adventure yet as he tries to save the Queen of the Fairies. To succeed, he has to walk through the seven doors that transport him from kingdom to kingdom, bringing him face to face with witches, mermaids, dragons, pixies, gnomes, fairies and a giant! The spectacle is, therefore, a door open to the world of fantasy, with no age limit to cross it. 

For the first time in Singapore, the popular children’s book hero, Geronimo Stilton, whose adventures have encouraged millions of children to read, will come to life on stage in a brand new musical, Geronimo Stilton, Live In The Kingdom of Fantasy! Direct from Europe and featuring cast from the west end, this multi-media production is set to open at the MES Theatre at Mediacorp from 26 to 28 May 2017.

Fans can look forward to an engaging musical show with the narrative from the book series and a playful mix of live performance and effects. The musical, originally produced by the Spanish Focus Grup and Grup62 and licensed by Atlantyca SpA, has been seen by more than a quarter of million people with fans in Spain, Italy, Belgium, Holland and Canada all enjoying the show. Now it’s Asia’s turn with Geronimo Stilton coming live to Singapore for the first time! 

Geronimo Stilton Live In The Kingdom of Fantasy

Dates: 26 – 28 May 2017 *

Venue: MES Theatre at Mediacorp

1 Stars Avenue, Singapore 138507

Show times:  
Friday : 5:30pm
Saturday : 11am, 2:30pm & 5:30pm
Sunday : 11am, 2:30pm

Ticket Prices (exclude booking fee)

Mouseling Seats: $138, which includes a limited edition Scholastic “Get Carried Away with Reading” Library Book Bag, a Geronimo Stilton Mystery book (assorted titles); and an extra Geronimo goodie. 

Standard: $108, $88, $68, $48, $38
Terms & conditions apply.

To purchase the tickets at Sistic, please go to: 

https://www.sistic.com.sg/events/cstilton0517

Good News! 

We have 1 family package of 4 tickets worth $368 to Geronimo Stilton on 26 May at 5:30pm to giveaway. Don’t miss this opportunity to catch Geronimo Stilton’s first ever Theatre Tour in Singapore, direct from Europe! 

Here’s how to enter the giveaway:

1) LIKE Our Parenting World Facebook and LIKE Mediacorp VizPro Facebook

2) LIKE and SHARE Our Parenting World Facebook Post on Geronimo Stilton Live In The Kingdom Of Fantasy and Tickets Giveaway!

3) SHARE and TAG at least 5 friends at Our Parenting World Facebook Post on Geronimo Stilton Live In The Kingdom Of Fantasy and Tickets Giveaway!

4) COMMENT on this Website Post at the Comment Box Below “When is Geronimo Stilton Live In The Kingdom Of Fantasy showing in Singapore?

Hint: Answer is at the sign marked *

Hurry, giveaway will close on 28 April 2017 at 23:59Hr. Winner will be announced through Website and Facebook.

Please ensure that Step 1, 2, 3 and 4 are completed in order to qualify for the giveaway. 

Winner please kindly confirm your prize within 24 hours of announcement of your winning on our Website and Facebook page or another winner will have to be chosen. 

Thank you and Good Luck! :)

Giveaway Closed and Winner Announcement – 2 May 2017

Dear Valued Friends and Readers,

Thank you so much for your participation in the giveaway!

The lucky reader has been randomly chosen to win a family package of 4 tickets worth $368 to Geronimo Stilton on 26 May at 5:30pm and we are pleased to announce the lucky winner:

1) Ernelly Kho

Congratulations! Please also refer to Our Parenting World Facebook announcement. We will be contacting you for your tickets collection.

Thank you to our kind sponsor, Mediacorp VizPro for the fabulous prizes to our readers and friends.

Thank you to each and every one of you, please stay tuned to our coming giveaways! :)

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