Great graves! The sets are nearly ready for ‘The Addams Family’ musical. (Submitted)

Macabre musical comedy, ‘The Addams Family’, comes to haunt Duncan in January

Students from Grades 11-12 will climb out of their graves to entertain you in this fun show

Cowichan Secondary’s arts program is in the final stages of rehearsal for its production of that magnificently macabre musical, The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy.

The show will be performed at École Mount Prevost, 6177 Somenos Rd. on Jan. 16- 19 and Jan. 24-26 starting at 7:30 p.m. nightly.

The musical was created by an award-winning team that includes authors Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice (Jersey Boys) and composer-lyricist Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party).

Organizers are promising to delight audiences with humour, an original story, songs and dances, and all your favorite Addams Family characters.

In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, a grave crisis is brewing.

It is every father’s worst nightmare but in reverse. Daughter Wednesday, the ultimate Princess of Darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a “normal” young man, Lucas Beineke, from a quite respectable Ohio family — not even remotely fiendish.

Worse, the romance seems to have turned the steadfastly gloomy Addams girl downright cheery, leaving her family very worried and distressed. Comic chaos reigns when they host a dinner for Wednesday’s new boyfriend and his parents so they can become better acquainted with the entire Addams family.

A band of spirited ancestors from diverse past generations also haunt the scenes. Their singing and dancing, like that of the main characters, is a special treat, along with the usual gang of Fester, Lurch and of course, the seemingly ageless Grandma.

Look forward to torturous good humour as students from Grades 11 and 12 bring us this Broadway hit musical, just in time to brighten January’s dull days.

Doors will open at 7 p.m. and show time is 7.30 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3787406 or at the door and are $18 for adults and $15 for students/seniors. Come, enjoy and help support the Arts programmes at Cowichan Secondary School.

Just Posted

Caps edged in overtime

Cowichan in a must-win situation going into game six at the Big Stick on Sunday

Cowichan 49ers return to Tony Grover Cup final

The Cowichan 49ers are back in the Tony Grover Cup final after… Continue reading

Nanaimo rink wins Duncan mixed bonspiel

Many local teams in the mix

Flu outbreak at Cowichan District Hospital

42 people diagnosed at facility since March 15

Protective human chain forms around Victoria mosque for Friday prayer

Islanders stand arm-in-arm to show support in aftermath of New Zealand shootings

Coming up in Cowichan: World Water Day

Shawnigan Lake marks World Water Day Got clean local water? “The ability… Continue reading

‘Families torn apart:’ Truck driver in fatal Broncos crash gets 8-year sentence

Judge Inez Cardinal told court in Melfort, Sask., that Sidhu’s remorse and guilty plea were mitigating factors

Vancouver Island motorists attempted CPR on victim in fatal Highway 4 crash

Collision took place west of Whiskey Creek; man in his 70s died

Boy who went missing from park remains largest probe in Victoria police history

The four-year old Victoria boy went missing without a trace on March 24, 1991

WestJet sticking with Boeing 737 Max once planes certified to fly

WestJet had expected to add two more of the planes this year to increase its fleet to 13

B.C. driver caught going 207 km/h on motorcycle along Okanagan Highway

A motorcyclist was caught by Kelowna RCMP going 207 km/h on Highway 97C

Protective human chain forms around B.C. mosque for Friday prayer

Vancouver Islanders stand arm-in-arm to show support in aftermath of New Zealand shootings

Motorcyclist dies after three-vehicle crash on old Island Highway

Accident happened at 12:15 p.m. Friday near Country Club Centre in Nanaimo

Most Read