MANILA, Philippines – Actress Eula Valdez is returning to theater later this year after Atlantis Productions said she will be playing Morticia Addams in the musical adaptation of “The Addams Family.”
|Valdez plays Morticia Addams in "The Addams Family" musical.
“We are proud to announce Eula Valdez as Morticia Addams in The Addams Family! November 2013 at the Meralco Theater,” the theater group said on its Facebook page on Thursday.
Atlantis also attached a photo of Valdez made up like the character, memorably played by Anjelica Huston in the 1991 movie.
Valdez previously appeared in Atlantis’ production of the Tony Award-winning musical “Nine” last year, for which she won the Best Featured Actress (Musical) prize at the 2012 BWW Philippines Awards.
“The Addams Family” is the third offering of the newly formed Viva Atlantis Theatricals, a joint venture between the theater group and entertainment outfit Viva Communications, Inc.
Viva Atlantis Theatricals will make its bow in the local theater scene with the stage musical version of the 1997 hit movie, “The Full Monty,” which will open in April 2013.
This will be followed by “Tarzan: The Musical,” the stage version of the hit Disney cartoon movie with music by pop superstar Phil Collins, which will open in June at the Meralco Theater.