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MTHS Drama presents their spring musical…

with darkness, grief, and unspeakable sorrow
©HAWKEYE image credit: Emmalee Harmon
Sophomore Ember Ward portraying Pugsley Addams in the spring musical, “The Addams Family” on the Addams’ ‘torture machine.’

Torture, arson, poison, and… singing? The Addams Family; A New Musical Comedy, an interesting spin on the original Addams Family films, featuring Jack Williams as Gomez, Tristan Harmon as Lurch, Riley Frank as Morticia, Elio Isley as Wednesday, Ember Ward as Pugsley, Nathan Evans as Uncle Fester, and Mason Cook as Grandma. These actors, along with many other minor characters keep the crowd in awe as they wow them with a comedic musical twist on the Original Motion Picture “The Addams Family” by Charles Addams.

Directed by our school’s Drama Club adviser, Jeanne Brzovic, The Addams Family Musical is a fun musical twist based on the original Addams Family movies. In The Addams Family Musical, one of the main characters, Wednesday, played by Elio Isley, daughter of Gomez and Morticia Addams, meets a fellow teenage boy named Lucas Beineke, played by Braden Ryder, and it’s love at first sight. Though both of the young lover’s families aren’t too big of a fan of this lover quarrel.

With this comes a fun and interesting site to behold as both families learn how to get along.

Different ancestors with different backstories are all seen roaming throughout the stage as our main characters continue to put on an eye-catching performance. Different characters like a British philosopher, a Salem witch, a Victorian ghost, and a Nurse, are all seen being supportive family members as the Addams family, alive this time, along with the Beinekes, Alice Beineke, Lucas’s mother, played by Mya Phin, Mal Beineke, Lucas’s father, played by Collin Fahey, and Lucas himself, have their first face to face interaction after the two lovers hid their secret relationship from them both.

The Addams Family; A New Musical Comedy, songs written by Andrew Lippa and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, has audiences in a laughing frenzy with witty comments, harmonic songs, and diverse casts. Ancestors from deep within the Addams family are seen floating and roaming around in the background of every scene, chatting and helping our main cast throughout the play.

Gomez, the father of the Addams, faces conflict as his daughter confides in him about her wish to marry Lucas. Though Wednesday knows her mother would never approve. Gomez experiences internal conflict as he faces his wife, whom he’s never kept a secret from, and his daughter, who he promised to not tell on.

This minor conflict induces a fun, comedic, and entertaining play, keeping audiences hooked and actors working. Our talented actors and actresses wow the audience this year and leave MTHS’s high school theater program with a bang.

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Halle Connell
Halle Connell, Design Editor
Halle Connell has been working with and studying journalism for 3 years and has produced many well-received articles and videos to different school news outlets. She mainly focuses on world news and is very interested in political and social issues. She has worked with many students in the past to get opinions of the people and not just news anchors. Halle is very interested in social justice and working to educate the world on the topics many people are not willing to talk about. Halle plans to attend college to get a degree in journalism or psychology. She is currently studying French and hopes to study abroad in France one day.
Emmalee Harmon
Emmalee Harmon, Tempo Manager
Emmalee Harmon joined HSM in 2021, to make friends and because she enjoys photography and wanted to have more experience. In her role as photo editor, she strives to teach others how to use a camera and to use settings, editing, and angles to achieve interesting photos. Emmalee is also a setter in volleyball and plays the violin and cello.
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