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posted: Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015

They're creepy and they're kooky! The Addams Family at MOHS

They're creepy and they're kooky--mysterious and spooky--and this weekend they're coming to Mount Olive High School. The MOHS Drama Club will be performing The Addams Family Musical, on March 26th, 27th, and 28th in the MOHS Performing Arts Center at 7:00 p.m.

The cast has been hard at work since auditions were held in December. The show highlights the major characters from the original show of the same name. In the musical version, Wednesday Addams has fallen in love with a "normal" boy, and when his family comes to dinner at the Addams family home, chaos ensues.

Mrs. Jodi Bosch, the director of the show said the experience thus far has been very exciting as the students busily prepare for opening night. Mrs. Bosch raved about the show saying, "The plot is comedic, the characters are dark, the special effects are fun. We have had a great time integrating our new LED screen, making the backdrops very realistic. We also had a parent team designing and sewing every single costume!"

Madisyn Mugavero, a graduating senior, has enjoyed her time performing in MOHS musicals. She reflected on the experience. "It's amazing how fast the time went," she said. "Everyone is so talented, we put so much hard work in, and I can't wait to perform in my last school show."

Sarah Cowden, a freshman Ensemble member said, "This musical is definitely a new experience compared to performing musicals at MOMS. Mrs. Bosch expects a lot out of all of the cast, but the challenges are fun to complete." When asked what her favorite musical number is in the show, Sarah said, "Everybody is going to love the opening!"

Sophomore Matina Ypsilantis said the show is a "comedic twist on family life and family relations." The show's theme underscores that all families, no matter the make up, are all normal.

To showcase the theme that all families are different but normal, a unique lobby project was organized and sponsored by the Thespian Society and the Mount Olive Gay-Straight Alliance. The two clubs merged to create the "Families of Mount Olive" project. Students from around the district submitted essay entries about what family means to them. The essays will be displayed in the PAC lobby for all attendees to see before the show.

As Morticia Gomez says, "Family is still family.  What's normal for the spider, is a calamity for the fly." Come out to support the MOHS Drama Club! Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased at the door.

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