Kennett High School Presents: The Addams Family
Due to concerns for public health and safety, our production of The Addams Family is being moved to the following dates:
- Thursday, April 16 at 7:30 pm
- Friday, April 17 at 7:30 pm
- Saturday, April 18 at 2:00 pm
- Saturday, April 18 at 7:30 pm
If you have already purchased tickets, your tickets were automatically moved to the corresponding show date.
If this is a problem, please email Katie Soukup at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school at 610-444-6620 and leave a call back name and number.
Thank you for your cooperation. We look forward to a great show in April!!
Kennett High School will present its annual musical April 16 through 18. This year’s production of The Addams Family includes nearly eighty Kennett High School singers, actors, musicians, and crew members.
With book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, The Addams Family was the most popular high school musical production in 2019, according to the latest rankings from the Educational Theatre Association. The original show made its debut on Broadway in 2010.
The story, based on the popular TV series from the 1960s about a hilariously ghoulish family, features an original story that embraces both the wackiness and the joy that exists in every family. A grown-up Wednesday Addams (Hannah Pirestani) falls in love with Lucas Beineke (Luke Sandusky), a sweet, smart young man from a “normal” family. Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams (Tejis Ranganath) must do something he’s never done before: keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia (Allie Hodges). Everything will change for the entire Addams family, including butler Lurch (Robby Rauscher), brother Pugsley (Sylvia He), Grandma (Diana Giganti Dima), and Uncle Fester (Justin McAndrew), on the fateful evening they host a hilarious dinner for Lucas and his parents, Alice (Josette Wynn) and Mal Beineke (Ryan Myers).
Ultimately, the powers of love and acceptance triumph, and the Addams family learns to embrace the inevitability of change along with some of life’s most comforting truths: there truly is no such thing as “normal,” and “different” is something to be celebrated.
This year’s ensemble includes Grace Bailiff, Alex Barron, Devon Brault, Ashley Brown, Rhiannon Calp, West Calabrese, Cheyenne Camacho, Blake Ciresa, David Diokno, Domonique Diokno, Lydia Duckworth, Lily Ehren, Genna Eisel, Meredith Faye, Marisol Gonzalez, Shannon Gouge, Rebecca Larimer, Sydney Lillard, Thomas Linderman, Andy Lucero, Zachary Lucero, Lauren Male, Aidan Mathis, Charlotte Mowry, Paulie Mullin, Kara Murphy, Faith Poulton, Maya Ranganath, Jack Ryan, Chiara Safina, Noah Schiller, Catt Seamon, Azarion Sevgen, Stephie Shelton, Julia Snoke, Leah Wardwell, Sydney Williams, Adri Winn, and Alvira Zilbershteyn.
Dozens of additional students are playing a role in this year’s production. Student crew members include Aidan Griffin and Aaron Shelton (lights); Julia Haenn, Liam Mitchell, and Lucas Piotrowski (sound); Matt Appleby and Kate Seckman (spotlights); Amber Daddezio, Liam Oakes, Billy Wikol, Jess Johnson, Maya Ross, Jenna Oakes, Quinn Hammon, Sara Sabo, and Melany Rojas (stage crew); Rhiannon Stewart, Gaby Alvarez-Zambrano, and Ksenia Kaliakin (makeup and hair); Anna Brunke and Amy Bates (costumes); and McKenna Norton and Grace Opong (orchestra). Also, for the first time, the Kennett Demons Robotics Team assisted with set construction.
Music director Guenevere Calabrese Finley and stage director/choreographer Becca Calabrese have worked together to create an experience that is truly fun for the whole family. Rachel Brunke and Vicki Petersen serve as the show’s costume coordinators, and Michael Anastas will manage the sound and lighting crew.
Show times are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 PM. There is also a Saturday matinee at 2:00 PM. Tickets may be reserved in advance or purchased at the door.