MEDIA ADVISORY - Creepy. Kooky. Spooky. Ooky. The Addams Family is back!
The infamous Addams Family is back thanks to students at Hunting Hills High School!
Students and staff are set to present The Addams Family Musical. Join in for an evening of spooky laughs, creepy delights, and family fun!
Performances run Thursday, March 15th at 7 p.m., Friday, March 16th at 7 p.m., and Saturday, March 17th at noon and 7 p.m.
Memorial Centre (4214 58 St. Red Deer)
About 85 students have been working tirelessly for six months to prepare this show for the community. There are two rotating casts - the Spooky cast performs Thursday evening and Saturday afternoon, while the Creepy cast performs Friday and Saturday evenings.
Adult tickets are $15 each, while student tickets are $10. Tickets can be purchased at the Hunting Hills High School bookstore (between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on school days), or at the door on show nights (cash only). Tickets can also be reserved by email at email@example.com.
There will also be a delicious dinner theatre option on Friday night. Tickets are $30 and include dinner and a show.
“It’s a really, fun energetic musical and there is a lot happening,” said Kiel Fredrickson, Artistic Director and Teacher at Hunting Hills High School.
The play is about Wednesday falling in love with someone who is from modern society which leads to a shake up to the family dynamic, said Kelsey Rumberger, Technical Director and Teacher at Hunting Hills.
“It leads to comedic effects,” laughed Fredrickson. “There’s lots of fun humour in it with big musical numbers and we’ve got quite a bit of dance including a tango. There is a South American influence in the actual story itself so we have infused that into the design of the show as well. It’s a really fun show!”
He added the students have let their creativity fly throughout the process.
“The kids came up with a lot of the design aesthetics for the sets, they created props, they have been sewing costumes, painting, and making puppets by hand,” said Fredrickson. “The lighting and sound design is also done by students. It is pretty much entirely student-driven. Our students have grown so much in the last six months.You can see their enthusiasm has grown and their abilities as performers have grown as well.”
Fredrickson encourages the community to take in one of the performances.
“This is the students doing this, it’s their work. If you are from the community at all, I think it’s great to come and support the students, just because they have put so much into this and they really want to share it with people.”
For more information please contact:
Bruce Buruma, Director of Community Relations
Red Deer Public Schools
Kiel Fredrickson and Kelsey Rumberger, Teachers at Hunting Hills High School