SHS production of ‘The Addams Family’ stopped by coronavirus


Damien Boyer, who was to play Gomez Addams, rehearses in front of other cast members playing the Addams family.

Damien Boyer, who was to play Gomez Addams, rehearses in front of other cast members playing the Addams family.


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Brier Cook as Uncle Fester.


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Cast members playing members of the Addams Family rehearse prior to school being closed.


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Editor’s Note: Although the musical will not take place this weekend, we felt it was important to recognize these students and their hours of hard work.

With schools closed and large gatherings halted due to the spread of COVID-19, many events have been postponed or cancelled. Swanton High School’s planned production of “The Addams Family” was among the events impacted.

The production was to be based on the famous Addams Family we’ve all grown up with, and takes place in present time.

Wednesday is older, and wants to marry a “normal” boy from “Ohio”. The story revolves around how the two families meet over dinner at the Addams’ crazy house.

Cast members had been busy rehearsing for the show. Main characters were:

Gomez Addams, Damien Boyer; Morticia Addams, Megan Maguire; Wednesday Addams, Lexi Westhoven; Pugsley Addams, Reese Oberheim; Uncle Fester, Brier Cook; Grandma, Olivia Bergman; Lurch, Lathan Pawlowicz; Lucas Beineke, Kaden Curtis; Alice Beineke, Elizabeth Hayes; Mal Beineke, Justyn Bartlett; Thing, played by Andrew Thornton and many, many dead ancestors played by the rest of the Swanton High School Show Choir.

Damien Boyer, who was to play Gomez Addams, rehearses in front of other cast members playing the Addams family.
https://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2020/03/web1_Addams-Family-3.jpgDamien Boyer, who was to play Gomez Addams, rehearses in front of other cast members playing the Addams family. Courtesy photo

Brier Cook as Uncle Fester.
https://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2020/03/web1_Addams-Family-2.jpgBrier Cook as Uncle Fester. Courtesy photo

Cast members playing members of the Addams Family rehearse prior to school being closed.
https://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2020/03/web1_Addams-Family-1.jpgCast members playing members of the Addams Family rehearse prior to school being closed. Courtesy photo