Hearne: New, Improved Addams Family Hits Starlight; How to Keep Cool

On your marks, get set, swelter…

Tonight’s kickoff of the Addams Family at Starlight Theatre should be a scorcher. As in a tad on the warm side. To that end, Starlight has delivered unto ticketholders some advice on how to beat the heat.

"Every guest is allowed to bring 1 sealed bottle of water into the theatre," Starlight advises. "Complimentary water stations will be placed at our North and East Guest Relations. Water misters will be placed throughout the theatre for guest convenience (and) Starlight has drinking fountains throughout the theatre."

There’s more.

You know it’s really hot out when, "Upon request, all concession stands will provide you with a complimentary cup of ice" to theatergoers, Starlight says.

Not that it will be unbearable or anything, adds KSHB weather wonk Gary Lezak.

"I think people are getting acclimated to the heat," Lezak says. "But at 8 p.m. tonight when the Addams Family begins it will be down to about 91 degrees and by 9 p.m. it will drop into the 80s. And the humidity is not as high at Starlight as in other suburbs."

Theater League honcho Mark Edelman‘s best tip for keeping cool at the show:

"Sit up as close to the stage as you can, because the the air conditioning comes off the stage and the first six rows are basically air conditioned."

The weather will continue to be hot through Saturday, Lezak says, with a chance of a cooling down by Sunday.


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