The upcoming L.A. premiere of The Addams Family at the Pantages has partnered with Time Warner Cable Media and Browning Mazda to award a Southland high school student a $2,000 college scholarship sponsored by the national anti-bullying initiative No Snap Judgments. The scholarship will be awarded to the winning entrant of a special No Snap Judgments Essay Contest. Interested students may write and submit essays online; the goal of which is to encourage students to look beyond first impressions and discover how our commonalities outweigh our differences. Through the lens of The Addams Family, the No Snap Judgmentsprogram empowers youths to engage others with openness, respect and acceptance.
The Addams Family will have a limited 2 week L.A. premiere engagement at the Pantages Theatre from June 5 – 17, 2012. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.BroadwayLA.org or call Ticketmaster at 800-982-2787. The Pantages Theatre box office is located at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard and is open daily at 10am.
Students will enter their essays online at www.twcmedia.com/nosnapjudgments. Essays need to be written in 400 words or less, exploring one of the themes of The Addams Family Musical: facing fears, defining normal, or making snap judgments. One student will be selected from the entries submitted, and will be given the scholarship award on June 12th, 2012 at Pantages Theater at a pre-show reception for them and their family and friends.
Students are also encouraged to take the No Snap Judgments pledge on the campaign webpage and download a printable certificate, pledging to be a respectful and positive person. With their pledge, students recognize that each person is unique and in some ways different, but that what we all have in common is much more important. They pledge to celebrate the differences among friends, family, teachers and peers, and do their best to learn from them. By taking the pledge, students will be more accepting of each person they meet and make no snap judgments about them.
The Addams Family is a smash-hit musical comedy that brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and, of course, Lurch to spooky and spectacular life. This magnificently macabre new musical comedy is created by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, Drama Desk-winning composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party), choreographer Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and Olivier Award-winning director/designers Phelim McDermott & Julian Crouch (Shockheaded Peter) with production supervision by four-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks. In addition to the Broadway and national touring companies, upcoming productions are slated for Brazil (March 2012) and Australia (March 2013). For more information, visit www.theaddamsfamilymusical.com.