MSHS brings the creepy and the kooky in their latest musical 'The Addams Family'

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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Marquette Senior High School students are acting creepy and kooky, mysterious and spooky for their latest production “The Addams Family.”

Marquette Senior High School drama students rehearse for their fall musical "The Addams Family."

“It’s kind of based more on the TV version of the family,” said MSHS Drama Director Amber Christunas. “That classic version but it does have a brand new story.”

The performance follows one night with the Addams family. The daughter Wednesday introduces her normal boyfriend Lucas to the family and both families meet.

“You can expect a lot of dancing, a lot of singing. Of course, it’s a musical,” said the student playing “Morticia” Jayme Winn. “There is going to be a lot of twists and turns. It’s going to be super fun.”

Taking the Kaufman Auditorium stage Thursday through Saturday at 7:00 p.m., the high school students have been rehearsing diligently on this year’s musical.

“We’ve been working really hard for months on this and it’s really funny. It’s unlike anything we’ve done in the past few years,” said Winn.

“It’s something the kids can relate to but also grow with. And it’s been a real pleasure watching them grow in these characters because it is a little different then what they are normally playing,” said Christunas.

MSHS drama students are excited to act in a modern piece.

“We chose this play because it’s got this really classic image, everybody knows who the Addams family are, but they don’t necessarily know this story. It’s really fun,” said Christunas. ”The kids have been able to do something contemporary which we really haven’t been able to do in the last few years. It’s just an experience that I think people will be really surprised by.”

Tickets are $12 for general admission and $7 for students. Tickets are available at all NMU ticket outlets and online here.

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