The Addams Family to come to Holyoke High this weekend!


As spring starts to creep up and March comes to a close, that can only mean one thing– The Holyoke High School’s annual Musical is coming up! Mark your calendars and come on out for the 20th annual musical production of The Addams Family at Holyoke High School this weekend from March 21-24 because this is sure to be a production that you don’t want to miss!

Directed by Holyoke High music teacher Mr.Todd, the Holyoke High cast’s take on this comedic and entertaining show is adapted from the 2008 Broadway performance of The Addams Family and is based on the popular television series.

“What makes this musical particularly special, is the collective effort behind the production. We have many crews and there are so many things that happen behind the curtain that the eye can’t see.”, said Mr. Todd, “These kids put in countless hours for something that they love and it’s amazing to see everything come together and all of their hard work pay off when the show finally comes around!”

In this bright and lively musical, the protagonist Wednesday (played by Mae Cahill) comes from a morbid background and family and upsets her family’s world when she falls in love with a charming, nice boy named Lucas (played by Jose Roman). What will happen when these polar opposite families collide? How will her family react? How will Lucas’? Come out to the show to find out!

“There’s a lot in store for this show and there are sure to be a lot of things that you don’t expect!  It’s a hilarious comedy so I recommend everyone come on out for some laughs!” said Trish Haradon’20, who will be playing the character of Alice Beineke. Anya Torres’ 19, who will be playing the character of Grandma, agrees that it is sure to be a show that you won’t want to miss and told The Herald: “We’ve all been working extremely hard and I’m confident that it will be a great show! I hope you all come out to see it!”

There are many different crews that are involved in the production of this musical, including the makeup crew, the stage crew, actors and actresses, the costume crew, etc. All of the people involved have dedicated countless hours over the past few months to ensure that the show will be one of the best ones at Holyoke High School. They have worked hard and overcome obstacles that they have encountered along the way to put forth their best musical possible.

Mr.Todd told The Herald: “Although this has been a challenging production to put on, everyone has stepped up and is working hard towards providing a very entertaining musical that I’m sure everyone will enjoy!”

Stage Crew manager Amber Brueshaber’19, told The Herald , “We’ve come a long way since we started production back in January and I’m so proud of how much we have gotten done. The show is coming up very quickly and although we have a lot more to do before opening night, I’m very excited for it to hit the stage and I have no doubt that it will be a success.”

This is sure to be a great and funny show and The Herald wishes the cast the best of luck in their performance! We hope to see you all there!

Tickets can be purchased in the Holyoke High School office and at The Cottage on Northampton street in Holyoke. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for children, and $20 for Golden Circle seating in the first three rows.