One reporter reviews SCHS’s drama department’s spring musical ‘The Addams Family’


Rhea Gosain

The Addams Family student cast perform a choreography to “Full Disclosure.”

On Friday, April 7 at 7:00 p.m., I arrived at the SCHS theater to watch “The Addams Family,” the spring play put on by the drama department. I was greeted at the lobby by theater teacher, Angelo Reyes, and was given a handbook to peruse. As I walked into the theater, music filled the room, and groups of family and friends were talking excitedly as they waited for the show to start. Leafing through the playbook, I wondered if the production would be similar to the fall play, ‘The Play that Goes Wrong,’ or completely different. 

“The Addams Family” performances were on April 7 and 8, and will also show again on April 14 and 15. It is a musical about two people who fall in love, but when their families meet over dinner, things get messed up. Throughout the production, the main character Wednesday Addams wants her family to be normal so that her boyfriend, Lucas, and his family will like them. Wednesday and Lucas hope for their families to get along so that they can one day get married.  

Many songs and dances kept the audience entertained throughout the play. Each scene was enlivened by actors singing and dancing along with their spot-on acting. The production also included lots of comedy, making the audience laugh occasionally. 

I was surprised to see how well all the cast members could sing and dance. They all spoke with a clear and loud voice so that the entire room could hear without straining. The cast conveyed emotion and facial expressions well, which helped the audience understand the plot clearly. All the actors were engaged in moving the plot forward, making me feel like I was a part of the play. 

Lighting and backdrops were curated to elevate the emotion in the room. Throughout the play, the lighting followed the actors and changed appropriately to fit the situation, such as when there was lightning. The room would flash, making the audience feel as if they were in the same setting as the characters. 

The backdrops were colorful and displayed dimension. They portrayed the setting of the story in an easy way that everyone could understand, and the background cast was spot-on. The backdrop changes did not interfere or detract from the plot. 

Overall, the musical production was filled with comedy, music, dancing and drama that kept the audience entertained throughout. Laughter echoed in the theater throughout the scenes and everyone seemed to enjoy the show. The audience erupted into cheering and clapping when the cast came out for a final bow. 

The drama department’s spring play, “The Addams Family,” was a perfect way to spend my Friday night. The dancing in the play was the most fun and pleasing to watch. The music and comedy also kept me entertained. The play really showcased the talents SCHS students have.