They are creepy and they are kooky, and they are coming to the Eccles Center in November.
Park City High School’s theater department presents “The Addams Family” Nov. 16-18 at 7 p.m., and a Nov. 18 matinee at 2 p.m. Doors open a half hour before each show. Director Rick Kimball said to come when the doors open because the show starts the moment you enter the theater.
Comedy ensues when the Addams family tries to fit in with Wednesday’s boyfriend’s family. This show has all the great characters you would expect like Gomez Addams, Morticia Addams, Wednesday Addams, Uncle Fester, Pugsley and their crazy Grandma. You will also meet tons of their dead relatives and new characters as well.
“This new musical, which premiered on Broadway a couple of years ago with Nathan Lane, has a contemporary sense of humor,” said Kimball. “You will find yourself laughing the whole time, as the characters try to fit into a world that considers them a little different.”
Kimball said the students have been working really hard at this musical. “They have been looking over the script during the summer and were actually memorized completely the first day of school,” he said. “On top of that, this is the most choreography our musical theater department has had in recent memory. The music in this is really difficult, but you will really see how talented our students are as they excel in this musical.”
Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students and children under age 12. Tickets are available at the door (cash and checks accepted).
A silent auction will be held Friday, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m. outside the Eccles Center. The theater department is presenting seven shows this year, performing and Disneyland, and raising funds to study with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Europe in two years.
For more information about this production and all future productions, please visit www.parkcityhstheater.com
Last year, Park City High’s musical “Little Women” won best orchestra and best set design in the state of Utah.
The cast includes:
Gomez Addams: Jack Jorgenson
Morticia Addams: Makenzie Addams
Pugsley Addams: Tori Kenton
Wednesday Addams: Alexa Wilcox
Uncle Fester: Dallin Gull
Grandma Addams: Katie Lobrot
Lurch: Stryder Larsen
Mal Beineke: Adam Hickey
Alice Beineke: Joey Neubecker
Lucas Beineke: Marcello Caro
Dead Bride Ancestor / Grandma Addams understudy: Katie Rusconi
Zookeeper Ancestor / Fester Understudy: Jonathan Cook
Dead Pioneer Ancestor /Mal Understudy: Caleb Strange
Dead Flapper Ancestor / Alice UNDERSTUDY : Caroline Waldmann
Dead Native Ancestor : Courtney Peabody
Dead Saloon Girl Ancestor : Kalli Peers
Dead Conquistador Ancestor: Olivia Netland
Dead Pirate Captain Ancestor: Aubrie Walker
Dead Caveman Ancestor: Jared White
Dead Soldier Ancestor: Blake Matamoros
Dead Baker Ancestor: Ellie McGinnis
Dead Athlete Ancestor: Bella Shaw
Dead Queen Ancestor: Gemma Feltovich
Dead Royal lady Ancestor: Sadie Gualazzi
Dead Old Police Officer Ancestor: Heidi Brown
Dead Ballerina Ancestor: Rachael Guthery
Dead Victorian woman Ancestor: Coco Berwald
Dead Cowgirl Ancestor: April Buys
Dead Naval Captain Ancestor: Zoe Lupcho
Dead Hunter Ancestor: Josie Chesley
Dead Gladiator Ancestor: Kasey Kriklen
Dead Housekeeper Ancestor: Mylie Lenard
Thing: Chelane Clift
The After Life Dance Company includes: