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Titan Theatre’s Addams Family Musical is Out of this World

Opening weekend of the Addams Family musical has been a huge hit amongst the community.
Photo Courtesy of John Maier
Only three shows remaining of the captivating Addams Family musical.

After months of rigorous preparation from the cast and crew, the opening weekend of the Addams family musical was a huge success. The musical consisted of two acts with 23 songs complimented by a beautiful set, a live pit and an incredible cast.

The musical follows the Addams family as they come to terms with their eldest daughter Wednesday Addams (Avery Bunker) falling in love with Lucas (Kennedy Sanchez), a sweet boy from a “normal” family. Director Doc Worth decided on the Addams family for not only the last show of the year but also her last show before retirement because of how well known and popular it is. “I thought maybe for my last year, I could get a bigger audience than I’ve had in the past,” Worth said.

Opening weekend was packed, the audience was very receptive and had a lot of energy. Worth said, “The audience was the best audience we’ve ever had, not just for an opening night, but any night.”

This captivating show perfectly balances the themes falling in love, growing up and honesty but also achieves many laughs. According to Eli Quinones, who played Gomez Addams, despite the show’s jokes, it has a message. “Those struggling primarily with like romantical issues, will be able to relate to the show and also a lot of people who are graduating high school and their parents will be able to resonate with the show because it has the idea of their children growing up and having to come to the fact with it,” Quinones said.

Quinones earned a major part in the musical as a sophomore and claims he owes it to all the effort he put into expressing his character. “At the auditions, I had a fully choreographed dance and I had a voice that nobody else prepared for the audition,” Quinones said.

Everyone involved in the production worked tirelessly for months to make the show come together. Stage Manager Cass Sanzano said, “I’m incredibly proud of how everything turned out and it was very fun to work on, especially the Crypt, which was my favorite set piece.” Sanzano added, “It’s so fun to watch, even from backstage and everyone is just so talented.”

Pit musician Tiger Silapasart had never played the drums for a show before the musical but decided to set up when he found out they needed someone. “It was very nerve-wracking playing a drum set for people for the first time, but after opening night I feel confident in my ability to perform, and I’m positive my confidence will only grow,” Silapasart said.

Silapasart said, “People should come out to see the musical because it’s a very lively and fun show, full of many talented performers and crew members who were able to truly make The Addams Family come to life.”

The tickets are $5 for students, $10 for senior citizens and $15 for adults. The remaining shows are May 3rd and 4th at 7pm and May 5th at 2pm!

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Alla Abdelhalim is an Assistant Editor currently serving her second year writing for DHS Press. Alla is a senior that has been involved with the journalism program since her freshman year. Along with Newspaper, she is also in her third year of photojournalism and is excited to move on to higher education next year.

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