Former Wabash resident performs at Beef & Boards

Amanda Butterbaugh is Grandma Addams in the musical comedy "The Addams Family." Butterbaugh performs at the the Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre in Indianapolis. Photo provided

By Emma Rausch

Former Wabash resident Amanda Butterbaugh is performing at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre in Indianapolis in the musical comedy “The Addams Family”.

From Oct. 8 through Nov. 22, eight shows a week, Butterbaugh plays the part of Grandma Addams, the grandmother of the Addams children, Pugsley and Wednesday.

Butterbaugh told The Paper of Wabash County that’s she’s “absolutely mad” about acting, but had to take some time from it to take care of her family.

“I have two 10-year-olds so I had to take some time off but I been back in it for two to three months,” she said. “It’s marvelous. After taking a little hiatus to take care of my kids, I’m just over the moon to be back on stage.”

Butterbaugh has performed at Douglas Fairbanks Theater and Fire Island Pines Theater, both located in New York City, as well as on the television soap opera “All My Children” and the Woody Allen film “Sweet & Lowdown

She has acted at Beef & Boards in other performances including “Peter Pan” as Peter Pan, “Once Upon a Mattress” as Fred and “Guys and Dolls” as Miss Adelaide.

Butterbaugh said her favorite part of being a part in “The Addams Family” is working with the other cast members.

“Some of the cast I’ve worked with before,” she said. “There’s so much talent here. That’s the highlight, just being on stage with a group of very funny people.”

The Wabash community is welcome and invited to watch the performance, Butterbaugh said.

“I’m a local gal who graduated from Wabash High School and I’d like to ask my family and friends to all come to the show,” she said. “’The Addams Family’ is a very funny show. It’s also very family friendly so you can bring the kids and make the night of it.”
Show times vary throughout the week.

To purchase tickets, contact the Beef & Boards box office at 317-872-9664 or email

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Posted on 2015 Nov 10 by News Room
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