Easton High to get ‘creepy’ and ‘kooky’
EASTON — Join Gomez and Morticia, Wednesday and Pugsley, Fester, Grandma and Lurch as the Easton High School theater department presents “The Addams Family,” a new musical comedy, in the EHS auditorium, opening Friday, Oct. 21.
The musical, directed by Richard A. Vitanovec, is based on characters created by Charles Addams, with book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa.
“This experience is going to be something that Easton will be talking about for quite a while,” Vitanovec said. “The acting, singing, high-spirited dancing, sets, costumes and hysterically touching story of a family we all love will surely strike a chord in all of us.”
Although “creepy” and ”kooky,” the Addams Family still deals with many of the same challenges faced by any “normal” family, and they now face the spookiest of all: The Addams kids are growing up.
They have lived by their unique values for hundreds of years, and now Gomez’s (Jonah Sanders) and Morticia’s (Maya Thomas) beloved daughter, Wednesday (Eve Van Horn), isn’t the little girl in pigtails anymore. She’s an 18-year-old woman who is ready for a life of her own. Uncle Fester (Josiah Sanders) has discovered she has fallen in love with Lucas Beineke (Cameron Mathis), a sweet, smart young man from a “normal” Ohio family.
Wednesday has invited Lucas’ parents, Mal (Erik Bell) and Alice (Emily Wittman), to their home for dinner. She is determined to make it work because of the secret she is trying to keep from her mother the fact that she and Lucas are getting married. Fester calls on the Addams Ancestors to help him make sure Lucas is the right match for his niece.
In one fateful night, the Addams Family must face the one thing they’ve dreaded for generations: change.
Other principal cast members include Emily Royer as Pugsley, Emily Redmond as Grandma and Will Mann as Lurch.
The creative team include music director Andrea Davis, and choreographers Malley Hester and Erinne Lewis.
Show times are 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 21, 22, 28 and 29; and 2 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 23 and 30.
Show days and times are Friday, October 21 at 7 pm, Saturday, October 22 at 7 pm, Sunday, October 23 at 2 pm, Friday, October 28 at 7 pm, Saturday, October 29 at 7 pm, and Sunday, October 30 at 2 pm.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for anyone 18 or younger. They will be avPromote to Ready to Publish, save and closeailable at the door or can be purchased in advance at the EHS main office.
The cast of Easton High School’s production of the musical “The Addams Family,” features, from left, Emily Redmond, Eve Van Horn, Will Mann, Jonah Sanders, Maya Thomas, Josiah Sanders and Emily Royer.