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Wego Drama Presents "The Addams Family" Musical

Wego Drama at West Chicago Community High School continues their 2016-17 season with the wonderfully comedic musical “The Addams Family” to be performed May 4-6, 2017. The story is based on the cartoons of Charles Addams and the 1960’s television series. The award-winning show is a laugh-riot that will make everyone smile with the macabre humor.

Wednesday Addams is all grown up and has fallen in love with a sweet and smart young man from a respectable family. However her parents haven't met him. And to make matters worse, Wednesday tells her father but begs him not to tell her mother. Now Gomez Addams has to keep a secret from his wife Morticia. Everything will change on the night the Addams family hosts a dinner for Wednesday's new boyfriend and his parents.

Performances are May 4, 5, and 6 at 7:00 p.m. at West Chicago Community High School, 326 Joliet St., West Chicago. Musical tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adults. Tickets are available on-line at www.wegotheatre.com or at the door.

The company includes from Carol Stream: Abby Carr, Holly Clark, Kenneth Correa, Dylan Davidson, Andres Espinoza, Ricky Gieser, Federica Interlici, Luke Madden, and Jay Ratphimpha; from West Chicago: Yori Alarcon, Grecia Bahena, Jeremy Belingon, Lauren Bey, Josh Bowen, Nathan Bradley, Andrew Brady, Emily Carroso, Ryan Castiglia, Eric Coss, Ambur Dotson, Sydney Evans, Alexia Gountanis, Brandon Gove, Megan Graal, Ben Hueber, Megan Kordik, Noemi Lara, Todd Lustig, Eli Manspeaker, Jenny Manspeaker, Garrett Martin, Winter Massie, Megan McDonald, Evy McLean, Kirsten Miller, Rachel O’Donnell, Gavin O’Keefe, Jenna Palka, Viry Perez, Alexis Perezchica, Juan Perezchica, Emily Pietura, Sean Renwick, Jeri Rethford, Delaney Ringe, Emily Roldan, Neve Ryan, Kurt Schramer, Noah Schuning, Nicholas Sole, Joe Valliquette, Alex Weaver, Madelyn Wesling, and Nora Zamora; from Wheaton: Timothy Brewer, Jr.; and from Winfield: Krissi Braun, David Brown, Erin Gauss, Grace Giambrone, Jack Gillespie, Jerod Goodale, Evander Lopez, Abbie Lundblad, Madysen Simanonis, Natalie Thompson, Joy Vogt, and Daniel Weber.

Cast member Drew Brady shares, “’The Addams Family’ is a thrilling show that makes us all laugh a great deal.”

Cast member Megan Graal continues, “I love this show. It really is a show that allows us to be silly and enjoy all the dark humor.”

Finally, Ricky Gieser states “’The Addams Family’ is a great show! It makes you forget the world outside for a couple hours and be a little sinister; simply, it is a blast.”

“The Addams Family” is directed by Mark Begovich. Music Direction is by Brandon Fantozzi. The Orchestra is prepared by Stephen Govertsen. Choreography is by Nancy Bocek. Technical Direction is by Chris Jensen. Costume Design is by Lauren Roarke. Make-Up and Hair is by Jaime Elza, Samantha Rebmann, and TCD Cosmo Club. The music and lyrics are by Andrew Lippa. The book is by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. Based on the work of Charles Addams, “The Addams Family” is produced by special arrangement with and materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW), 1180 Avenue of the Americas, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10036, www.theatricalrights.com.

For more information on how you can support Wego Drama, contact Mark Begovich at mbegovich@d94.org or visit www.wegotheatre.com.
 
The Addams Family 1  
(L to R) Megan Kordik, Andres Espinoza, Kirsten Miller, Megan Graal, Emily Roldan, Drew Brady, Jay Ratphimpha, Nicolas Sole, Neve Ryan, and Rachel O'Donnell 
 
The Addams Family 2  
(L to R) Emily Roldan and Drew Brady