The Addams Family - March 14 - March 17, 2018

Minooka Community High School

 End Notes 

Tonight, we offer you a bit of nostalgia from the 1960s when the theme song: Da-da-Da-da; snap, snap; Da-da-Da-da; snap, snap; brought the TV audience into the creepy and kooky world of The Addams Family. However, we are fast-forwarding the “mysterious and spooky” crew to the 21st century where their problems are the all- too-familiar problems of our modern families. The Addams’, who have never cared what the world thought of them, now have to try to live up to the Jones’, or in this case, The Beineke’s—perhaps the future in-laws.  Brother and sister rivalry, teenage angst, societal bad habits, parenting dilemmas, breaking of wedding vows, abandoning long-held dreams, losing a daughter/gaining a son, finding again who you once were, taking risks and embracing a little “crazy” in each day and above all loving yourself, each other, and the memories of those who came before us—these are the challenges and joys of being an Addams.  Family to them is everything—family first and family last! No challenge can undermine that unbreakable bond! What a wonderful take-away from our delightfully strangely familiar show! The Addams Family is every family! Love to you all! Enjoy!





Cast, crew, and pit orchestra members—Thank you for your very hard work and devotion to the success of this show. I am so proud of each an every one of you.


Parents - Thank you so much for sharing your sons and daughters with us for the past several months. I hope you are pleased with final product of our hard work.


Seniors - What amazing men and women you have grown into through the memorable characters you have portrayed.  I hope you cherish the special memories from Mary Poppins, Les Miserables, and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers along with those you have made bringing The Addams Family to life. Thank you for the privilege of getting to watch you grow, year by year, into the immensely talented and mature leaders you are. Your talent and the poise and confidence that you have gained on this stage, or managing the sound or light board, or expertly utilizing the power tools that brought four sets to fruition will carry you far in life. All my best wishes for great success on your journey!


I would also like to thank my fellow directors for their extremely hard work, expert assistance, and deep dedication to this production. Your support and assistance are appreciated beyond measure. It is with a very heavy heart that I say goodbye to two of those directors this year: Rick Anderson and David Amacher.  Gentlemen, what a privilege it has been to work with you over these many years and shows! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! You leave behind massive shoes to fill.


-Mrs. Glenda Smith



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