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Highly Anticipated Addams Family Now on Stage

Valley Echo Banner  Bushra Choudhury '19 & Isabella Nicosia '19 & Brianna Rodriguez '20

8 May 2019 

With opening night just around the corner, the Passaic Valley Theater Program is thrilled to introduce this year’s spring production of The Addams Family. The show hits Schneider Auditorium on Thursday May 9th, and additional showtimes include Friday May 10th, and Saturday May 11th. Performances begin at 7pm each night. The audience can look forward to an amusingly peculiar show about your not-so-average family. Addams Family cast during dress rehearsal; photo credit: Ms. Shue

With high expectations from the community and standards from past PV Theater productions to meet, the cast and crew of this year's production have been working endlessly to ensure the success of this show since February, when tryouts first took place. This year's show features many familiar faces, as well some newcomers. Freshman Christopher Perez, who will be portraying Mal Beineke, is grateful for how this theatre season has treated him. "Although the cast and I had to dedicate a major portion of our time to rehearsals, especially during tech week, I hope it pays off and that the audience can appreciate The Addams Family as much as the cast and I did working on it," he said.

For the seniors, this production provides them with a bittersweet feeling since it is one of their last. However, their confidence in this year's show serves as a source of pride as they leave as alumni of the PV Theater Program.

“Every year the production always turns out great. I think whenever we have an audience in front of us, everyone just lights up and does the best they can," reflected Senior Marc Garcia. Garcia also shared that the vocals and acting for this year are truly phenomenal, expressing that the sheer talent of the students are the cornerstones of the PV Theatre program.Cast list for "The Addams Family"; photo credit: Ms. Jennifer Shue

Director of the Spring Musical Ms. Jennifer Shue is excited to share with the community this year's production and urges everyone to "embrace the corniness" of the material. "If you know the show Addams Family, you understand it’s very dark. This is a musical based off of the movie and the old sitcom from back in the day," began Shue. Shue also remarked that audiences can look forward to special effects which have never been used before. “But really, just embrace the show because that’s what I have done and I’ve learned to really love it. The kids have worked so hard and I really want people to see and enjoy the show.”  

To purchase tickets, visit or go on to the Passaic Valley Website ( )  for $10 ticket for adults and students. Otherwise, tickets will be sold at the door for $12 for adults and $10 for students.