An all together ooky clan takes to the stage this weekend and next when Skyline Theatre presents “The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy.”
“It’s a really good drama, but the entire show is comic relief,” said Alex DiGiuseppe, who plays the family’s lumbering butler Lurch. “It’s one of the most fun shows I’ve been in – if not the most fun.”
In this story, the audience will visit an Addams Family a few years older than the familiar characters from that old classic sitcom. Wednesday Addams (Emma Gerlinger) is now 18 years old and has fallen in love with Lucas Beineke (Dominic Valentino) a boy from a nice, “normal” family from Ohio.
You can imagine the fun when the rest of the family—Gomez (Peter Dannug); Morticia (Hayla Alawi); Uncle Fester (Robbie Taylor); Pugsley (Cassie Ritter); and Grandma (Leah Bauer)—get involved. Meanwhile, Lucas’ parents (Joanna Vuylsteke and Billy Reece) are forced to question why the fire has seem to gone out of their own romance.
The actors have found that, strange as the Addams family members are, they’re also pretty relatable.
“It’s such an unusual family, but they still have normal family interactions and have understandable motives for doing what they do,” said Reece.
“The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy” is directed by Anne Marie Roberts, with music direction by Jason Smith, vocal direction by Lyn Ciechanski, and choreography by Carina Sietz.
“The Addams Family: A New Musical” performs Nov. 8, 14, and 15 at 7:30 PM and Nov. 9 and 16 at 2:30 PM. Tickets are available now at www.showtix4u.com and will be for sale at the door. Skyline High School is located at 2552 N. Maple Rd in Ann Arbor.