Addams Family Night Out – 27 Days until Halloween

October is my birthday month, and my family celebrates it with me by filling the month with spooky goodies.  We started the month off by going to The Addams Family musical.

I’ve loved The Addams Family since watching re-runs of the television show as a kid and discovering the cartoons by Charles Addams as a teen.  The movies came later and were a delight.

Not only do they live in my dream house, ghoulishly decorated and stuffed with oddities, but they were my #relationshipgoals decades before hashtags became a thing.  Gomez and Morticia are passionately in love, play together whether it be fencing or dancing, and support each other’s artistic interests.  They love their family and teach their kids to be themselves, no matter how the world may judge them weird.  Strong, important stuff.

The Addams Family musical is hilarious and heartwarming.  All the main characters make an appearance, along with Addams ancestors and Thing.  The characters occasionally broke performance to address the audience, commiserating on celebrity gossip or sharing their favorite joke.  I won’t spoil it, but my favorite was Morticia’s.  Just like The Addams Family stories before this one, the theme is love and acceptance, and delighting in the mysterious and spooky.

If you’re in central Florida, you can catch The Addams Family at The Athens Theater in DeLand until October 23.

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Throwback Thursday – 23 Days Until Halloween

I listened to Sounds To Make You Shiver over and over as a kid.  Blowing wind and hooting owls made me imagine empty places.  Frankenstein’s monster breaking loose was the very sound of havoc.

But, goodness, look at that album cover!  So. Many. Monsters.  They are tumbling out of that castle!  Frankenstein’s monster is stomping towards you.  The witch is busy with her cauldron, but the werewolf and Dracula have totally seen you.  And what is that hairy, gape-mouthed thing…a banshee?

I wanted to live in that castle and learn all its “Bloodcurdling! Terror! Horror!” secrets.

Want to listen to enjoy the spooky sounds, too?  Click here, but be warned, it opens with a scream.