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The Addams Family Invades PCT

Off the FieldGreg Higgins
Jeff Cochran (Uncle Fester) rehearsing with several ancestors.  

Jeff Cochran (Uncle Fester) rehearsing with several ancestors.  

They have one of the most recognizable theme songs in television history. People of all ages know exactly when to snap their fingers. Of course I'm referencing the Addams Family television show of the 1960's. For 65 episodes, people laughed along with Gomez and Morticia.

On August 4th, the Addams Family will be invading the downtown plaza theatre for eight shows. The musical, which was first released on Broadway in April of 2010, will have audience members laughing as well as crying.

The show takes place inside the Addams home as Gomez (Cody Head) and Morticia (Thomasina Hill) host a dinner party for one of Wednesday's (Reily Preston) friends. The hilarity ensues as Uncle Fester (Jeff Cochran), Pugsly (Bella Hill) and Grandma (Amy Burrows) deal with the strangers like only they know how.

Auditions for the show took place in late May. For two months a cast of 24 have spent five to six nights a week in rehearsals. From choreography to music practice, they have spent the summer blocking and acting.

This production also has an elaborate set design. Every Saturday and Sunday, volunteers have helped construct the largest set PCT has seen in over three years. When the finished product is revealed on opening night, people will be amazed at the intricate details put into it by the cast.

North Lamar has a huge presence in the production of the Addams Family Musical. Many students (current, former and undecided) have given up their summer to help bring this musical to life. This includes the drama teacher, Mr. Head.

The Addams Family Musical opens August 4th and will run Thursday through Sunday for two weekends. Show times will be 7:30 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Sunday's performances will be at 2:30 pm. Tickets are on sale here or by calling the PCT office Monday through Friday from 10 am to 3 pm.

Ancestors working on choreography  

Ancestors working on choreography  

Complete Cast List:

Josef Ferguson - Director
Lindsey Espinosa - Assistant Director
Cody Head - Gomez Addams
Thomasina Hill - Morticia Addams
Reily Preston - Wednesday Addams
Bella Hill - Pugsly Addams
Jeff Cochran - Uncle Fester
Amy Burrows - Grandma
Greg Higgins - Lurch
Jim Hamaker - Mal Beineke
Michelle Hobbs - Alice Beineke
Nic Corpus - Lucas Beineke
Amanda Posey - Ancestor
Aubrey Scott - Ancestor
Ben Patrick - Ancestor
Brianna Herndon - Ancestor
Christina Paolino - Ancestor
Ella Amis - Ancestor
Grace Hignight - Ancestor
Hunter Rogers - Ancestor
Samantha de la Garza - Ancestor
Sarah Carl - Ancestor
Sarah Dilbeck - Ancestor
Sophie Carl - Ancestor
Steven Pyles - Ancestor
Taylor White - Ancestor

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