Forest Hill’s Eastern’s The Addams Family will be hitting the stage this winter. A musical based on the characters of cartoonist Charles Addams, The Addams Family focuses on a quirky, gloomy family that takes joy in gloominess and excitement in death. The family has lived by their morbid traditions for centuries, and Morticia and Gomez Addams – the heads of the household – wish to continue this way. These traditions are threatened, however, when their daughter, Wednesday Addams, falls in love with Lucas, a sweet, normal boy from Ohio. Worse yet, she has invited him and his family for dinner. As the rest of the Addams clan reacts to her changing of ways, secrets are exposed, relationships are tested, and the family is forced to confront their worst nightmare: change. A comedy about friendship, love, and family, The Addams Family is a musical perfect for all.
Auditions for the show began last Monday, and the cast was announced last Friday.
Gomez Addams: Graham Howard (’20)
Morticia Addams: Stephanie VanderMyde (’20)
Uncle Fester: Ben McKim (’22)
Grandma: Mallorie Brehm (’21)
Wednesday Addams: Mia Dart (’21)
Pugsley Addams: TBD
Lurch: Deni Tepic (’22)
Mal Beineke: Austin Sietsma (’20)
Alice Beineke: Ashlyn Devries (’21)
Ancestors: Jill Pierangeli, Amanda Solem, Allayna Hight, Jaclyn Emmorey, Katie Koskela, Natalie Robbins, Sadie Rose, Conner Watson, Hannah Ferrer, Bryan Daniels, Vipul Adusumilli, Julia Bileth, Anna Rapaport, Abby Rush, Jaclyn Decker, Emma Koster, Phaedra Melinn, Zoe Kukla, Aubree Tiejema, Meghan Hill, Olivia Challa, Bee Heymoss, Kaitlyn Seymour, Eden Hodgeson, Carli Maltbie, Gabrielle Lee, Natalie Mouw, Grace Colburn, Emma di Pretoro, Meredith McDonough, Sarah Zaruba, Lauren Walls, Malia Ludovico, Lauren Carpenter, Serena Ferell, Halle Mikula, Emma Erlenbeck, Kristina Ferrer, Abby Brewer, Sophia Herweyer, Zoe Buck, Maggie Mesler, Michelle Kodie, Kilana Vosburgh, Taylor Reynolds, Emaleigh Headworth, Megan Schestag, Alivia Gonzalez, Brian Race, Trenton Brink, Keegan Felty, Jaisal Chopra, Brendon Banda, Daniel Jetzer, Russel Ortega, Gabe Rios
The Addams Family will run from February 6 to February 8. Tickets can be bought online or at the show. For more information, go to fhetheatre.com.