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PG Players Present The Addams Family


As Katie Helm walks into the auditorium with her audition song in head, she imagines herself on stage, on opening day, as Wednesday Addams.

This year’s spring play will be a production of the The Addams Family Musical.

“The basis of the storyline is that Wednesday, the daughter of the Addams Family, ends up falling in love with a normal guy, per say, and his name is Lucas. They end up falling in love and she wants Lucas and his family to come over and have dinner. For the Addams family one normal night is too much to ask,”  junior Katie Helm said.

The Addams Family is known for the dark and unique characters. This contributes to their abnormal behaviors based on societal standards.

The characters of the show consist of the following: Gomez the father, Morticia the mother, Fester the uncle, Wednesday the daughter, Pugsley the son, Lurch the butler, and Lucas (Wednesday’s love interest), Mr. and Mrs. Beineke the parents of Lucas, and Grandma.

“I play Wednesday, the daughter, who is very much a solemn person and does not have a very happy go lucky personality. Wednesday is also very subdued and she ends up falling in love which makes her abnormally happy,” Helm said.

The Addams Family originally started out as a cartoon, then progressed into a TV series in 1964. Later, the well-known family was portrayed in movies, books, and video games.

“The Addams Family is a renounced TV show and movie. A lot of people know about the Addams Family and have enjoyed the story for multiple years,” said junior Sabrina Brown, who plays the mother Morticia.

The franchise was later announced to be made into a musical on Broadway in 2007. The musical was officially released on Broadway on April 8, 2007. The Broadway production ran until December 31st, 2011. The show is still performing on tour and the most recent shows were in the United Kingdom. 

“This is a unique play because you normally don’t see the wacky family aspects of the Addams Family. It is like the movie but different because it has a lot more music in it,” Helm said.

The matinee, on May 6th, will be dedicated to the Marvin Massenburg Foundation.

“Marvin Massenburg was a student at Prince George High School who passed away from a car accident. All our matinees profits will go toward the foundation, and his whole family comes to watch our performances,” Helm said.

The first practice of the play was performed on March 6. The play will be held on May 4th – 6th at 7:30 PM and a matinee on May 6th at 2:00 PM.

“We have so many amazing PG Players this year who put a lot of hard work and effort into the play,” Helm said.

“It is a very upbeat show even though they are a dark and strange people. This show is extremely funny with the colorful characters and interesting story plot,” Brown said.

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