Drama Group will perform ‘The Addams Family’ musical in October

Your daughter has invited her boyfriend’s family for dinner. What can go wrong? There’s plenty of entertainment on hand when guests of The Drama Group are part of the dinner party in the hit musical “The Addams Family.”

America’s kooky, spooky Addams Family, recognized by many through the television series, will be on stage at The Drama Group’s studio, 330 202nd St. in Chicago Heights, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 6 and 7, with repeat performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12, 13, and 14. Matinee performances will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8; Saturday, Oct. 14; and Sunday, Oct. 15.

Wednesday Addams, known for her love of darkness, has fallen in love with a sweet man from a seemingly respectable and ordinary family. Family members learn of her beau, but her father, Gomez, wants to keep this a secret from her mother, Morticia. Meanwhile, her brother Pugsley and Grandmama scheme, and Uncle Fester finds his own true love. 

Gomez (Xavier Barham) and Morticia Addams (Allison McReynolds)
pose with their family in front of their mansion. Behind them,
from left, Wednesday (Abriella Caravette), Uncle Fester (Michael
Behrens), Thing (Ben Froeschle) Lurch (J.R. Willard-Rose), Cousin
Itt (Margie Hess), Pugsley (Emma Froeschle) and Grandmama
(Alicia Cuccia). (Provided photo)

The cast includes Michael Behrens of Flossmoor as Uncle Fester; Brandon Willard-Rose of Flossmoor as Mal; J.R. Willard-Rose of Flossmoor as Lurch; Elaina Dague of Homewood as an ancestor/cowgirl; Rachel DeBoer of Homewood as an ancestor/flapper; Gabe McKinney of Homewood as an ancestor/jester; Sadie Montoya of Flossmoor as an ancestor/twin.

Ticket prices for The Addams Family are $19 to $25. Tickets are sold online by visiting The Drama Group’s ticket site at dgbooktix.com. Tickets are also available through The Drama Group’s box office at 708-755-3444.

The Drama Group also is asking patrons to support Aunt Martha’s Health and Wellness program for families, youth and the homeless by bringing donations of school supplies for elementary students and personal toiletries.  Donations can be left in boxes in the lobby of the studio building evenings from Monday, Oct. 2, through the run of the show Sunday, Oct. 15.

The Drama Group acknowledges support from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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