Schrieber’s upcoming production of The Addams Family

Students and faculty members are looking forward to Schreiber’s upcoming  production of The Addams Family.  The show is set to take place in the Schreiber auditorium on March 4, 5, 6. 

In the musical, Wednesday Addams falls in love with a man from a reputable family. She confides in her father about her relationship, and he must keep a secret from his wife. At a family dinner in which the boyfriend’s family is invited, there is a plot twist and things begin to change for the Addams family.

The Addams Family musical debuted on Broadway in 2010, and since then, the musical became popular among many performers and high schools, including our own.  

The Addams Family is the second show that the Schreiber Theater Company will put on this school year, following the premiere of Puffs, directed by Christine Nelson and produced by Lauren Foster-Holzer.  Now, the two have come together once more, to bring The Addams Family to life.  Ms. Nelson has expressed how grateful she is for the chance to perform the musical live. 

“Being back on stage is extremely exciting, since last year, for COVID, we had to create a movie that we streamed to the public. But now, having people in the audience and a pit orchestra and this big amazing set and all these performers moving around in costumes is amazing.  This show is more involved since there’s music and dancing and a pit.  We are in a really good place right now.  I can’t wait for the show to be put on in less than a month,” said Ms. Nelson, the producer of The Addams Family. 

The cast members are looking forward to performing their rendition of the musical, as in the past, the musical has been praised for its humor, music, and unique characters. 

“Singing on stage live is great, which is extremely exciting.  However, I was a little disappointed about the show choice, only because I had hoped they would choose other shows instead.  But, The Addams Family does have a sense of humor that I enjoy, and the music is challenging, and I like the challenge,” said senior Natalie Parker, a member of the cast.

The performers and stage crew have worked hard for the past few months to make this performance possible.

“I’m excited about how the show is going to turn out. After all the hard work we put in so far, and the work we are going to do, it’s going to end up being a great performance.  I’m excited to be a part of the cast and be surrounded by a lot of amazing people with amazing skills,” said freshman Sadie Poulson, a member of the cast.