“Who cares about the world outside and what it wants from you? When you’re an Addams, you do what Addamses always do!”
So goes the opening number of "The Addams Family," Andrew Lippa’s 2009 musical comedy that comes to life onstage at Creekview High School 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
A collaboration by the various members of the Creekview High School Fine Arts Department, "The Addams Family" presents a tale of forbidden love between oddball Wednesday Addams and her “normal” boyfriend Lucas Beineke, a romance they keep hidden from their respective families until their “secret” is revealed in dramatic fashion.
“This show is the result of many cast and crew members working incredibly hard to put together a production to ensure your entertainment as a patron," said senior Adam Morrison, who plays the lead role of Gomez Addams.
Assistant stage manager Danielle Peterson, another senior, echoes his sentiment, adding, “Everyone has worked really hard, and it’s been incredible seeing the show come together with such a great team effort.”
According to Jeff Anderson, Creekview Theatre co-director, the show has something for everyone—“fabulous costumes and set pieces that are both creepy and kooky, rousing musical performances and dance numbers that are both mysterious and spooky, and hilariously acted scenes that are altogether ooky.” He and fellow co-director Cindy Humphlett are extremely proud of the effort put in by everyone involved in the production. “We couldn’t have done this without the tireless work of our cast, crew, musicians, parents, fellow fine arts instructors, and countless others working behind the scenes. The show will be a blast, and we urge everyone to come out and see it.”
Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students, and can be purchased at the door or in advance on the Creekview High School Theatre website: creekviewtheatre.wixsite.com/website.