Shady Side Academy Senior School will present The Addams Family as its winter student musical production Feb. 10-12, 2017. Performances will be held Friday, Feb. 10 at 7:30, Saturday, Feb. 11, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. in the Hillman Center for Performing Arts on the school's campus at 423 Fox Chapel Road, Fox Chapel.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and can be purchased online at www.shadysideacademy.org/theater, by phone at 412-968-3040, or at the door. Please note some content may not be suitable for children under the age of 10.
The Addams Family features an original story, and it's every father's nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren't upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he's never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's 'normal' boyfriend and his parents.
More than 50 students in grades 9-12 are participating in the cast, crew and orchestra pit of The Addams Family. Principal roles include senior Dante King as Gomez, junior Julia Zoratto as Morticia, junior Felicia Devorris as Wednesday, senior AnnaElaine Rosengart as Pugsley, junior Emily Weiss as Grandma, senior Leonard "Peace" McAllister as Fester, senior Kerry Broker and junior Antoni Yotov as The Beineckes, senior Sameer Annamraju as Lucas, and freshman Max Minard as Lerch.
Faculty members Dana Hardy-Bingham and Dr. Dan Brill are the show's director and music director, respectively, while staff member Austin Davidheiser is the technical director. Senior Katie Davenport is the stage manager, and senior Rylee Hickey is the assistant set designer. Choreographer is Nathan Hart and Costume Designer is Leah Klocko.