Embracing the creepy and kooky, mysterious and spooky, Chinchilla State High School students will be presenting ‘The Addams Family’ musical this weekend. Performing Arts teacher Brian Shoesmith will be directing the cast as they tell the story of little Wednesday Addams as she grows up and finds love. The only problem is, Wednesday’s new love is not quite a fit with her family, in fact, he is completely normal.

Mr Shoesmith saw the musical while on his honeymoon and fell in love with it.

So when the rights became available for use by schools, he jumped at the chance.

Having held auditions in November of 2016, students from grades eight to 12 are performing in the cast, with the lead rolls being filled by students from grade 9 and up. But it is not only these young thespians who are getting involved. Year 12 student, Wade Walsh, is the Assistant Director. Wade is looking towards a future in the entertainment industry, wanting to direct film and theatre. Another year 12 student is taking charge, this time with the back stage crew. The crew, consisting of students, will be under the direction of Connie Brown.

A dedicated musical band has been assembled for the production. Four students, three staff members, as well as two returning students have been selected, based on the instruments needed.

Song and dance numbers, such as “When You’re an Addam” and “Full Disclosure” will showcase the talent and dedication of the students involved.

The musical will be presented three times, including Friday at 7.30pm, and Saturday at 1.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets, $15 for adults and $10 for students, are available from Chinchilla State High School.

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