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Lakehill Preparatory School's talented musical theater students took to the stage on November 10 and 11, to present the darkly humorous The Addams Family.
 
Based on characters from Charles Addams' cartoons, and the popular 1960s television series,The Addams Family by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice centers around the eccentric family and how they cope with the conflict that arises when daughter Wednesday (played by Sophia Ganson) falls in love with Lucas Beineke, a normal boy from Ohio (played by Justin Reed). As the Beineke family joins the Addams clan for dinner, chaos ensues when Pugsly's (Spencer Neill) plan goes awry. Ultimately, Morticia (Elizabeth Blanchard) and Gomez (Asher Chamoy) must come to terms with the end of their daughter's adolescence and her desire for independence. 
 
The production featured many memorable songs including Uncle Fester’s (Keegan Clendenin) proclamation of love to the moon in “The Moon and Me,” an incredible performance by Ganson in “Pulled,” and a show-stopping, hilarious Act 1 Finale of “Full Disclosure.” 
 
The cast had many standouts. Georgia Ferguson delivered a scene-stealing performance as Grandma. Reed’s light-hearted charm, together with Ganson’s perpetual glare and stunning vocals, created a dynamic pair. Neill's insightful portrayal of Pugsly captured his character's conflicted emotions. Blanchard and Chamoy demonstrated great chemistry and comedic timing in their scenes. Clendenin brought sincerity to the role of Fester and was unrecognizable under his makeup. Bill Song and Alanna Stern, as Lucas's parents, humorously rediscovered their true selves and love for one another. Jack Pinchot played the towering silent butler, Lurch, who shared a poignant solo near the show's end.
 
The stage was also shared by the Addams Family ancestors ensemble which included everyone from a caveman, to a flapper, to a Bonnie and Clyde-like couple. 
 
Lakehill's production featured stage direction by Mark Guerra and musical direction by Tracy Herron. Senior Kate Langley and sophomore Sarah Smith served as Stage Managers.
 
Thanks to the PFC Performing Arts Committee chair Karen Motes, and her team of parent volunteers for their help and support in bringing The Addams Family to the stage.

 By Kate Langley, Lakehill Class of 2019, Marketing Intern

 

Lakehill Preparatory School is hosting an Admission Coffee and Conversation for prospective parents on Wednesday, December 5, at 8:30 a.m. The Coffee will be held at Lakehill’s newly renovated Main Campus, located at 2720 Hillside Drive, Dallas, 75214. Parents of students entering kindergarten through high school are encouraged to attend. Visitors will learn more about Lakehill's award-winning programs in academics, arts, athletics, and community service, and tour the expanded facility. 

RSVP for the Admission Coffee and Conversation here.

To schedule a personalized tour, please contact Stacey Peacock, Director of Admission, at admission@lakehillprep.org. 

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