KOOKY AND SPOOKY: Gemma Eather as Granny, Lachlan Fischer as Lurch and Andrew Butler as Uncle Fester get ready for the Maclean High School production of the Addams Family at the Maclean Civic Hall.
KOOKY AND SPOOKY: Gemma Eather as Granny, Lachlan Fischer as Lurch and Andrew Butler as Uncle Fester get ready for the Maclean High School production of the Addams Family at the Maclean Civic Hall. Adam Hourigan

Addams Family reboot in Maclean High stage play

WEDNESDAY is all grown up and has found herself a man - a real, normal man - in the Maclean High School production of the Addams Family which launches tonight.

The Maclean High School drama unit along with the help of fellow pupils will put on the production which plays on the dark humour and hilarious undertones that were frequent in the television shows and movies of the Addams Family.

Maclean High teacher and director of the production Matt Fisher said a brilliant cast of students, supported by a brilliant team of technical crew and the ability of the school music class helped to make this stage production one the smoothest and easiest that he has been a part of.

"I honestly could not have asked for anything better with this production," Mr Fisher said.

"The cast and crew this year are just phenomenal to work with.

When opening night rolls around, Mr Fisher is quite often stressed beyond belief, but with this production he said it was quite the opposite.

"I am probably the least stressed out right now compared to all of the shows I have done," he said. "Normally at this stage I am freaking out, but this year I am fine because this cast is one of the most dedicated groups of young people I have ever worked with."

The production follows a grown-up Addams family when Wednesday brings her "normal" boyfriend home to meet the family. Of course with the family's taste in the macabre and the kookiness of those added relatives hilarity ensues.

The play opens tonight with ticket sales continuing at a steady rate ahead of the first performance.

"We have two places that we are selling tickets from at both the school and Ripples," Mr Fisher said.

The production will open tonight from 7pm at the Maclean Civic Hall followed by performances on May 30 and June 4-6. Tickets are available from the school office or Ripples Cafe in Maclean.

 

Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children and concessions.



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