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They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky. They're altogether ooky.

By now you're picturing Morticia and Gomez, little Wednesday and Uncle Fester, aren't you? You probably can't get The Addams Family theme song out of your head.

Well, maybe this will help: Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, the tale of a fateful trip, that started from this tropic port, aboard this tiny ship.

Now, we'll bet, those ooky, finger-snapping folks have been replaced in your mind's eye by a thunder clap as a tiny ship is tossed onto Gilligan's Island.

And, if all these vintage lyrics remind you of good times, you might want to link arms with your best friend and skip over to Music Box Dinner Playhouse in Swoyersville, singing a la Laverne & Shirley on the way.

Speaking of the theme song from that 1970s sitcom, will Music Box's presentation of The TV Guide Musical include the Schlemiel, Schlimazel, Hasenpfeffer, Inc. hopscotch chant that introduced it?

Absolutely, said director Dana Feigenblatt, who came up with the idea for blending 60 years of television theme music into the song-and-dance revue.

I grew up on ‘Full House' and ‘Family Matters' and ‘Saved by the Bell,' Feigenblatt said, naming shows of the '80s and '90s.

From watching reruns on TV Land with her grandmother, the late Nancy Pascale of Kingston, the director became familiar with such earlier shows as I Love Lucy, Happy Days, Green Acres and Mr. Ed.

The 90-minute revue includes trivia and name-that-tune contests and the dinner option is a spaghetti meal.


What: ‘The TV Guide Musical'

Where: Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville

When: 8 tonight and Saturday night; 3 p.m. Sunday. Spaghetti dinner served 90 minutes before curtain.

Tickets: $20; $15 show only; $12 student show only

More info: 283-2195

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