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Join STAGES, and 'The Addams Family,' this month

HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: TRAVIS LOOSE - The Addams Family cast members performed for the Hillsboro City Council last week.Just in time for Halloween, STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy is getting into the spookiness of the season by putting on “The Addams Family, The Musical.”

The play is a musical based on a family of fictional characters created by American cartoonist Charles Addams. Traditionally the family includes the likes of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Lurch, Grandmama, Wednesday, Pugsley, Cousin Itt and Thing. The Addamses are a satirical opposite of the ideal American family: a strange, wealthy clan that delights in sharing a grim atmosphere and does not care that others find them horrifying.

But that doesn’t stop turmoil from ensuing when Morticia and her husband Gomez discover that their daughter Wednesday is falling in love, a storyline the musical follows. When Wednesday invites her new boyfriend and his family over to become better acquainted with hers, comical chaos follows.

The play will be staged at the Hillsboro Artists’ Regional Theatre, 185 S.E. Washington St. in Hillsboro, and includes a cast of nearly 20 children. It runs from Oct. 2 to 11 with 7:30 p.m. showings on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. showings on Sundays.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for students/seniors and can be purchased at stagesyouth.org.


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