The Addams Family is a Smash

It was another successful show season for the CHS drama department. The spring musical The Addams Family wrapped up two weekends ago, and it was a hit.

Emily Brady

The musical The Addams Family follows Wednesday Addams, the slightly demented daughter of Gomez and Morticia Addams played by sophomore Emily Brady, as she embarks on the adventure that is young love. The majority of the story takes place in the Addams’ household as Wednesday and her soon-to-be fiance Lukas bring their families together to meet before announcing their engagement.

The cast of this year’s show was really top notch. Real-life couple Zachary Alleger and Cami Kaylor tackle the roles of the eccentric Gomez and the haunting Morticia, and freshman Christopher Mendez makes his CHS theater debut as Wednesday’s love interest Lucas Beineke. Not to be forgotten are performances by seniors Antonio Lucero and Natalie Hurley as Mr. and Mrs. Beineke, and a performance by Roshan Bozorgnia just may have stolen the show as he cracked up audiences as Uncle Fester.

The spring musical is always a special event, especially for seniors, as it marks the last show of the school year, and the last show of the career of those graduating. I got a chance to speak with Hurley, senior, who played Mrs. Beineke in this year’s show. Her advice to future actors and actresses of the CHS drama department:

Antonio Lucero and Natalie Hurley

“Stick with drama. And if you’re not in drama, join drama, because everybody has some kind of fun acting persona inside of them if they’re willing to find it,” Hurley said. “Finding your group is a really cool and important part of high school, because it lets you grow as an individual, but you also get to meet really cool people and I think theater’s a really cool way to express yourself.”

Drama teacher Kellie McCarty never ceases to wow audiences with the shows that CHS puts on. The Addams Family was most definitely proof that there are talents roaming the halls, and maybe even sitting next to you in class.