Kooky But Not Creepy!
The Addams Family Comes to Pennridge High School

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Pennridge High School and STARS of Bucks County will present "The Addams Family - A New Musical" next month. Show times are at 7 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday April 12-14, with a matinee show at 2 p.m. on April 14.

The show will be presented in the high school auditorium. Tickets ($13 for all seats) will be available online starting March 3 or at the door 45 minutes before each show. Tickets will also be on sale in the front lobby of the high school from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on March 26 -27, and April 3, April 9 and April 10.

The weird and wonderfully funny beloved Addams Family, created by cartoonist Charles Adams, comes to devilish life in this bright and comically macabre new musical. The show, under the expert direction of Tad A. Brannon and musical direction of Samantha Pasquale Brannon, features Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester, Lurch and Grandma in a frightfully fun, original story.

"The Addams Family - A New Musical" describes every father's nightmare! Wednesday Addams, the ultimate Princess of Darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet young man from a respectable family -- a man her parents have never met. She confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he has never done before -- keep a secret from his beloved wife. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's "normal" boyfriend and his parents.

"It's not a dark and creepy show," said director Tad A. Brannon. "It's actually light and funny. At heart, it's a love story, exploring the deeper theme of what it means to be 'normal' and how we can all embrace our own peculiar normal. The students are looking forward to sharing this wonderful production with our community."

STARS of Bucks County is a self-funded volunteer organization that offers theater and educational opportunities each year to hundreds of students in the Pennridge School District. "The Addams Family - A New Musical" features a cast of nearly 60 students, with an additional 30 students handling backstage operations, lighting and sound, set building, costumes, hair and makeup.

While the production includes some mature themes, the content is age-appropriate for performers and crew, said Brannon. He encouraged parents to research the show before purchasing tickets.

"We want everyone to enjoy our production as much as we enjoy presenting it to audiences," said Brannon. 

For more information, call 215-603-4246.