A Macabre Musical Comedy: Theater’s first musical becomes an instant hit

Hannah Kim, Reporter

This fall, Reedy’s theater department presented their first musical comedy, The Addams Family. The show took place in the school’s auditorium at on Nov. 2, 4, and 5.

The Addams Family is a macabre musical comedy that features a variety of interesting characters, such as Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester, Grandma, and Lurch.

“I was trying to find something both interesting and fun to do,” Mr. Shurr, the director said. “When I found The Addams Family, I knew it would be perfect. Also, nobody else in the district has done this yet.”

The show featured a vast cast and crew as well as a student orchestra. They faced many challenges as they pieced all the parts of the show together.

“The biggest challenge was bringing it all together,” Mr. Shurr said. “Combining the tech with the acting with the dancing and with the orchestra playing. Just making sure it all worked together.”

The Addams Family an original story of every father’s nightmare. It is notorious for getting a lot of laughs.

“In the show, Wednesday falls in love,” freshman Zoe Perry, actress of the cowgirl ancestor, said. “It’s all about her loving one boy that messes up the family and how they deal with it.”

The rehearsals are where everything happened. With so much to do, they were nothing less than rigorous.

“Not only do we have to dance, but sing and dance as well,” junior Grace Inthathirath, actress of Morticia Addams, said. “We run, run, run, and as soon as something hits the fan, we work on it.”

The show got really positive feedback, the audience was really impressed.

“I watched the show and it was very interesting” sophomore Blake Beyer said. “Morticia did extremely well as a female lead,”

The actors, technicians, and musicians spent several hours before and after school rehearsing, and they can agree that the work was very worth it.

“It took a lot of time and it was so worth it,” Grace said. “It was the best it could be and I think it was really entertaining. I’m very proud of the outcome.”