Spooky musical remake coming to Ipswich
IPSWICH Grammar School performing arts students are putting the finishing touches on their production of a creepy classic.
A morbid musical remake of The Addams Family awaits audiences at the Ipswich Civic Centre next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
A joint effort between the male and female Ipswich Grammar campuses, the stars of the show have been rehearsing since the beginning of this year.
Set in the family's creepy estate in New York City, Gomez and Morticia are in shock as they realise their morose teenage daughter, Wednesday, is facing some unexpected feelings.
The object of her affection is Lucas Beineke and Lucas and his parents are coming to dinner at the family mansion to become better acquainted.
The musical brings to life the much-loved iconic characters, the eccentric patriarch Gomez, a sultry Morticia, a mischievous Pugsley, a bumbling Uncle Fester, a mad Grandma, and a gloomy butler who come together to make this "meet and greet", a fateful night to remember in their attempt to be a "normal" family.
School spokeswoman Erin Sorrensen said even the younger students were involved, with the IGS and IGGS junior dance troupes part of the action.
"The students are in matching costume as mini-Wednesdays and Puglseys and perform the iconic Addams Family tune at interval, with some choreographed movement.
"They will also be there to take photos with audience members and take them to their seats."
Ipswich Grammar students will perform The Addams Family at the Civic Centre on July 20, 21, 22.
Tickets are available on the Ipswich Civic Centre website.