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Addams Family: Curtain Goes Up

Addams Family: Curtain Goes Up

The stage is set; the musical instruments are tuned; the talented cast, crew and pit are well-rehearsed. The curtain rises on The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy, on Friday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m. Buy tickets to this Upper School musical.

In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams. Nonetheless, this quirky family still has to deal with many of the same challenges faced by any other family, and the spookiest nightmare faced by every family: the Addams kids are growing up.

The Addams have lived by their unique values for hundreds of years and Gomez and Morticia, the patriarch and matriarch of the clan, would be only too happy to continue living that way. Their dark, macabre, beloved daughter Wednesday, however, is now a 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, Wednesday 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.

See fabulous photos taken at dress rehearsal.

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