Ashland High School Performing Arts proudly presents a creeepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky THE ADDAMS FAMILY: THE MUSICAL. The AHS cast and crew of 40 is directed by Peter Alzado. The eight performances will be fun for the whole family! Friday- Saturday, Feb 28 and 29 @7:30; Thurs—Saturday, March 5-7 @7:30 and Sunday matinees on March 1 and 8 @ 2 p.m. One discounted preview is Thurs Feb 27 @7:30 p.m.
Created by an award-winning team that includes authors Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), award-winning composer-lyricist Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party), ADDAMS FAMILY: THE MUSICAL is a magnificently macabre musical comedy.
The Addams family musical is a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family. In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, sad is happy, pain is joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams. The Addams Family have lived by their unique values for hundreds of years and the Addams clan would be happy to continue living that way.
Their beloved daughter, Wednesday, however, is now an eighteen year-old young woman who is ready for a life of her own. She has fallen in love with Lucas Beineke, a sweet, smart boy from a normal, respectable Ohio family — the most un-Addams sounding person one could be! And to make matters worse, she has invited the Beinekes to their home for dinner. In one fateful, hilarious night, secrets are disclosed, relationships are tested, and the Addams family must face up to the one horrible thing they’ve managed to avoid for generations: change.
Featuring all your favorite Addams Family characters as well as whole host of hilarious Addams Family ancestors, and a score by award-winning hits like “Pulled,” “Crazier Than You,” and “One Normal Night,” this wonderful musical rendition of the beloved story will spook and delight audiences all year long. This school edition has been adapted beautifully from the original Off Broadway production to make it a fun show for the whole family.
The cast includes Evan Heintz, Allie Poole, Brooklyn Williams, Henry Alexander; Keagan Brooks-Torres, Elena Schmeling, Lionel Ward, Gwyn Murphy-Cunningham, Kaia O’Neill, Evan Lucas, Mila Robertson, Eden Thompson, Tana Tompkins, Doug Ham, Chiara O’Gorman, Isa Martinez-Moore, Ella Gibbs, AJ Cassad, Stella Mason, Chloe Ulrich-Moore, Olivia Halbritter, Rachel Davis, Eden Thompson, Annie Siegel, Aubrey Reynolds and Adena Maher.
The design and artistic team assisting director Peter Alzado includes: Kristen Samek, Technical Director; Ian McCarty, Accompanist; Travis Moddison, Musical Director; Tamara Marston, Vocal Director; Suzanne Seiber, Choreographer; Nathan Ynacay, Scenic Designer; Emily Ehrlich-Inget, Costume Designer; Bart Grady, Lighting Designer; Ben Cobb, Sound Consultant andBetsy Bishop, Producer. The Stage Manager, senior, Felicity Kountz, is assisted by Audrey Churchill and Megumi Walker.
ADDAMS FAMILY: THE MUSICALwill be performed at Ashland HS Mountain Avenue Theatre located at 201 South Mountain Avenue in Ashland. The show runs for two weekends and include 8 performances: Friday -Saturday February 27-29 and Thurs–Saturday March 5-7 @7:30 with two matinees on both Sundays, March 1 and 8 @ 2 p.m. (One $12. preview is Thurs Feb 27 @7:30.)
Tickets are now on sale online at tickets.AHStheatre.com or call +1 866- 967- 8167 and in downtown Ashland at Paddington Station, Tree House Books and Music Coop. Reserved $23; General $18; Students under 18/Seniors over 65: $13. The Reserved $23. tickets are only sold online at tickets.AHStheatre.com (General and Student/Senior are also available online) or call +1 866 967 8167. Group info: 541-482-8771.