FHS and Jr. High Drama Clubs to present “The Addams Family” Musical

In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams. Nonetheless, this quirky family still has to deal with many of the same challenges faced by any other family, and the spookiest nightmare faced by every family the Addams family must face up to the one horrible thing they’ve managed to avoid for generations: change.

The Forks High School and Junior High Drama Clubs will be presenting several performances of the Addams Family Musical this weekend. A Splash performance fundraiser will take place at the RAC on Saturday, April 20 at 1 p.m. The cost is $10 and will include “Dessert and a show.”

Regular performances will take place at the FHS Commons on Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m. with a bake sale at intermission, again Saturday with two showings at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and senior night on Sunday, April 28 with a final performance at 2 p.m. Admission is $5.


Gomez Addams – William Fleck

A man of ambiguous Spanish descent who takes great pride in his family and reveals what it means to be an “Addams.” He struggles with having to keep his daughter’s secret from his wife, whom he adores more than death.

Morticia Addams – Julia Maxfield

The strength of the family. A strong comedic actress with a dry wit. Feels her husband is hiding something from her and will use any tactic to lure the secret out.

Uncle Fester – Riley Ray.

The interesting family member who serves as the show’s narrator. He is larger than life with an energetic, joyous, child-like presence. Fester takes matters into his own hands to keep the family together at all costs.

Wednesday Addams – Chelsey Simons

Wednesday is a strong girl who has the same dry wit and sensibility of her mother. Finds love with a “normal” boy (Lucas) and wants to introduce his family to hers. Experiences the youthful drama that comes with first love. Lucas can actually put a smile on her face.

Grandma – Emma-Grayce Fleck

She is a feisty 102-year-old woman. Fun and quirky, but don’t mess with Grandma.

Pugsley Addams – Sarah Curtis

Young 12 year old who’s a charming, funny, husky boy that loves being tortured by his sister. He wants to ensure he won’t lose his sister to her new boyfriend, so he takes matters into his own hands.

Lurch – Kayli Hamlin

The Addams family butler who knows all. He speaks in moans and groans.

Mal Beineke – Jack Delgado

Stuffy father of 19-year-old Lucas and exasperated husband to his rhyming wife, Alice. At one time was a follower of The Grateful Dead but has lost that side of himself.

Alice Beineke – Linda Cendejas – Parker

Mother of 19-year-old Lucas, devoted to her family so she puts aside her own desires. In shape, quirky and often speaks in rhyme.

Lucas Beineke – Robby Williams

Fell in love with Wednesday Addams and plans to marry her. Experiences the youthful pain and drama of young love and struggles with the differences between his family and the Addams family.

The Ancestors – Kaylee Ellis, Kiona Claggett, Rowan Ball, Morgan Rule, Allyson McCommon

Ghosts of Addams family past that come back to life only to help Uncle Fester with his dilemma.


Director – Tracy Gillett

Assistant Director – Kenneth Turner

Stage Manager – Peyton Lawson

Lighting Tech – Danielle Helms

Assistant Lighting Tech – Orion Aronson/Joynes

Assistant Lighting Tech – Lucy Franklin

Sound Tech – Robbie Smith

Curtain Operator – Saramichelle Tabor

Scene Shift/Running Crew – Gabrielle Fuhs, Hunter Bailey

Make-Up Tech – Natalie Berry

This Year’s Seniors –

Julia Maxfield

Riley Ray

Emma-Grayce Fleck

Kayli Hamlin

Linda Cendejas-Parker

Kaylee Ellis

Peyton Lawson

Danielle Helms

Director Tracy Gillett gives “direction” during rehearsal last week at the Forks High School Commons stage.

Director Tracy Gillett gives “direction” during rehearsal last week at the Forks High School Commons stage.