By: Nick Jamerson, Student Writer
The SPX theater production of the musical the Addams Family will take center stage in November. Student actors are rehearsing most every day to prepare for show day.
“It’s a brand new musical that is all about a very iconic family, and really focuses on the values of marriage, family and finding the good through the darkness,” said director Mrs. Alyssa Dunning.
Previous musicals were all based off of children’s stories such as: Horton Hears a Who, The Wizard of Oz, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the Addams Family is no exception, except it comes with a twist. It is an amusing story of a crazy family that is despised by all because of their crazy antics causing them to lose their house which they then fight back to keep. It is a musical that not only will the kids love but the adults as well due to it’s more family based entertainment.
“This new musical has more dancing,choreography and new leads,” said Senior lead Joseph Ross.
This unique musical is sure to wow the crowd with dancing, music and more. Fun and different characters will be sure to capture the audience’s attention.
“I like that once I’m assigned a character I get to adapt to the character, pick up personality traits I wouldn’t normally have, and get to see the world through a different lens,” said Ross.
The added uniqueness will come at a price of extra practice and outside time to rehearse.
“This is a very difficult show because everyone is so important from the crew to the ensemble. The choreography, music, and acting are all very difficult so it will be a great challenge in every aspect,” said Dunning.
The shows will take place on November 10th, through the 12th at 7 PM in the SPX auxiliary gym. There will also be a Matinee performance Saturday at 2 P.M. Tickets will be $5 for general admission, $8 for closer seats, and $10 for cushioned seats.
“It’s my first Pius musical, so I’m very excited to see it,” said Junior Robert Lange.