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Badadadada da, da, Badadada da, da: The Addams Family opens tonight


They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky; they’re all together ooky, The Addams family! And they come to terrorize the Sheehy Theater stage on March 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19. Tickets for all are on sale online at for $15 with a $5 discount given to students. In addition, on March 17, student tickets will be another $5 for St. Patrick’s Day, rounding down to $5.

Following an unusual soundtrack from the original show, Gonzaga College High School put their own spin on the traditional performance. This was a hard decision to make due to reservations from the cast but became an excellent decision. 

Mr. Paul Buckley, producer and math teacher, said that it was the “completely right decision.”

Originally, the company planned for a different production, but after some reevaluation, The Addams Family was introduced to help rebuild after covid, and the main goal is gathering excitement for the play and future shows.

“Tech crew has done a wonderful job putting the set together. The look visually is spectacular,” said set designer August Van Geetruyden, senior.

He has a particular emphasis on the energy and theme of the design flowing creatively and smoothly with the entire cast to create a captivating experience.

Many people are incredibly excited about the upcoming performance. It is expected to be a tech-oriented show with an amazing performance.

Good shows consist of great music, a good story and The Addams Family has both. After a strenuous rebuilding from two online productions caused by COVID, the Gonzaga Drama Association is back on its feet and dancing back into the spotlight. 

“I think over the past few years, especially since COVID, our programs have gotten so much stronger and better, and therefore, we’re creating the best work that we’ve been creating in a long time,” said Ms. Kate Griffith, one of the directors of the shows this year.

Overall, there are great expectations for this year’s performance. 

“The crew has done an amazing job with the house and tech elements. The Adult crew is supremely talented, going above and beyond. [The cast’s] voices are unreal [and] kids are going to have so much fun watching,” Mr. Buckley said.

He also made an emphasis on how shows are meant to be seen live and asked that people go see the show multiple times or even better, do the future shows.

As a marker of going to the show and showing up as a Gonzaga man, Ambassador of the Arts passports can be obtained from Mr. Buckley, Mr. Wood or Mrs. Dunn and then receive a stamp in. The passports are meant to show recognition for the students who do support others as well as support friends in the play. 

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