ACTING OUT Creepy, kooky and coming to Atlanta
While many local theater companies go dark for the summer, OnStage Atlanta is making the most of the season. In its Decatur digs, the company is finishing a rare staging of the drama, “Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean,” directed by DeWayne Morgan, and is about to open “The Addams Family Musical.” The show brings together the popular characters from the franchise, including Wednesday, who has grown up and wants to date (ahem) someone normal. We caught up with the show’s out director, Charlie Miller, to talk about the show’s resonance and the camp appeal of Morticia.
GA Voice: How familiar with these characters are you?
I watched the TV series as a kid— I think a lot of us did—and then the movies in the early ’90s. It’s always been part of something I was familiar with.
Tell us briefly about its history as a musical.
When the  Broadway show came out, I was super excited. Apparently it had some issues on Broadway so they had to retool it, re-do some songs. We are doing the tour version. I think it’s amazing.
Is the musical more based on the TV series or the “Addams Family” films?