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Addams Family at GHS High School

The GHS Drama Club upcoming show, “The Addams Family” open on the Geneva High School stage on Friday, March 13. This hilarious musical is based on the creepy and kooky characters devised by Charles Addams The musical is directed by Larry Ann Evans, with musical direction by Christine Sauter Milligan, choreography by Mary Dinan and the orchestra conducted by Steve Palumbo. Sets are being painted by Debra Collins and Jocelyn Arruda and Assistant Director is Sean Britton Milligan. To bring this outrageous musical to life over 50 GHS students are working diligently six days a week as actors, technicians, stage crew and pit band. All of the main ingredients from the 1960’s TV series are firmly in place but the Addams family seems to be in turmoil. Daughter Wednesday, now grown up, finds herself falling in love – a sensation that is unsettling for both her and her family of endearing misfits. When she invites her new boyfriend over with his “normal” family comic chaos ensues. “The Addams Family” contains all of the well loved family characters of Gomez (Jared Pierce,) Morticia (Sophia Turbide,) Wednesday (Colette Lapresi,) Pugsley (Connor Hibbard,) Fester (Melvin Madera,) and Grandma (Regina Asamoah.) It tells the story of Wednesday, now a teenager and in love. Her boyfriend, Lucas (Ben Aliperti) and his parents Mal (Cameron Williams) and Alice (Jenna Caster) are coming to the Addams Family abode for a visit and hilarity ensues when Fester keeps the Addams Family Ancestors from returning to their crypt to help the lovestruck young couple. The ghostly ancestors are played by Erika Aguilera, Shawna Alcock (Morticia’s understudy), Sarah Aliperti, Jared Bailey, Darby Bleakley, Kyle Caster (Pugsley’s understudy), Alan Cha, Kate Equinozzi, Jenna Gayhart, Anna Guinan (Grandma’s understudy), David Hetherington, Briana Horton, Joon Jhang, Megan Kelley (Alice’s understudy), Sadie Kenyon-Dean, Alison Lamb, Tim Laws, Phoebe Lehman (Wednesday’s understudy), Rosalind Loudon, Jameeleh Madera, Carolyn McGowan, Celeste Millerd, Nicolette Nault (Dance Captain), Jenna Perrata, Andrew Ritter, Tonianne Rowe, Dakota Shadursky, Samantha Steinlicht, Thomas Tierney, and James VanScoter. The Stage Manager is Shawn Hanley with Juliana Parrotta, Dylan Taylor, Sarah Wright, Micheal Alexander and Sabastian Bersani as stage crew, Jake Grimaldi is head electric and for spot lights are Patrick Babb and Chris Laird and Terren Warranis is running the sound for the show. Orchestra members include Kim Oswald, Stephanie Smart, Sean Gramling, Shyla Luna, Brennan Bates, Prashanta Augustine, Alex Cha, Matt Fuchs, Rizky Kafrawi, Stephen Fazio, Tamari Bekauri, and Nathan Berg. The show is also coming to life with a large number of parents working everything from props to construction. The Addams Family will be at the GHS Auditorium March 13 and 14 at 7:30 pm and March 15 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are available at Area Records, from cast members for presale for $7 and at the door the nights of the show for $10:

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