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Our project offers young adults a great opportunity to gain an insight into the world of acting, singing and dancing and to perform in a professional theatre. This year with The Addams Family!

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Be part of our students' dream!

What is a dream or passion of yours that you wish you’d pursued but didn’t?

Close Encounters Theatre Zürich is delighted to tell you that the next full-scale Broadway Theatre play we’re producing is The Addams Family! The musical is coming to you live in October 2024 at The Millers Theatre!

We have a cast of 34 incredible young people that are pursuing their dreams. They are learning the art of acting, singing and dancing with us and for many this production will be their first big stage performance.

In order to make this production a success, we need your support to fund a professional live band, to hire professional set, lighting and costume designers, and talented educators that will be working with the cast.

We’re so grateful for all of your support over the years. With your help we’ve produced Cabaret, Little Shop of Horrors, and Spring Awakening. Now we’re ready to shine the limelight on CET’s rendition of The Addams Family!

Thank you so much for getting behind us and making our dreams and the dreams of our students come true. We look forward to having you in the audience! See you in October! :)

We'd love your support!

We are Close Encounters Theatre, a dynamic female-founded and led theatre company in Zurich. Our productions enable youth and adults of Zürich and surrounding regions to learn the art of acting, singing and dancing and to appear in professional-quality productions. We are producing the musical «The Addams Family» which we will perform at Millers in Zurich in October 2024.

Our project gives young actors from the Zurich area the unique opportunity to participate in a main-stage production in one of Zürich’s most renowned theatres. The actors are young adults between the ages of 15 and 30. All are amateurs.

Over a period of six months, from May to October 2024, we are training them in acting, singing and dancing and prepare them for their stage performance. A local live band will support the actors. The musical will be performed in English.

As a women-founded, women-led and predominantly women-staffed company, Close Encounters Theatre demonstrates to the younger generations we work with that women can establish and run their own companies, direct major-stage productions, be playwrights, music directors, choreographers, actors, costume and set designers and more. These roles are typically «behind the scenes» and hence not as visible to youth when deciding upon their career paths. Our work therefore makes these roles more visible and inspiring to the youth we educate and train in the arts. Importantly, learning performing arts builds confidence in individuals, which is essential for a healthy sense of self and is an important motivator for youth.

This is what we need backing for.

Our production will be professionally produced, with a lot of passion and countless hours of work. We, Tara Brodin (Director & Voice Coach), Sivan Perlstein (Choreographer), David Bircher (Music Director), Sally Grant (Costume/Set Designer) and Andrea Castanon Gillenssen (Props Designer) are the Artistic team behind The Addams Family.

We will hire local live musicians, experienced stage builders and light and sound technicians for our production. We have booked the perfect professional stage at Millers Theatre in Kulturareal Mühle Tiefenbrunnen.

We will bring a professional show to the stage to offer our young actors an unforgettable experience. The production of our musical costs a lot of money and currently some members of our crew are working without pay. Your support helps us to cover some of the costs, e.g. for the costumes, the stage design, the musicians and our lighting technician.

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The Addams Family Cast
The Addams Family Cast