FVHS Addams Family Production


Gillian Madden, Social Media Editor

Fuquay-Varina High School presents Addams Family, the chosen spring musical this year on April 28, 29 and 30. The cast and crew are beyond thrilled for everyone to come out and see the play.  It has been a wild ride, to say the least, for a lot of teenagers and due to Covid, it has been especially difficult for theater. The fall’s play of Romeo & Juliet was the first show since Covid to have a live audience, and the cast and crew are more excited to have a live audience again. 

Deanna Wichmann, a 17 -year -old senior at Fuquay Varina High School, is cast as Morticia.  She has been involved in the Fuquay-Varina theater department since she was a freshman. “I have done every show since my freshman year,” she said. “I did Little Shop, Harvey, Christmas Carol, Annie, Romeo and Juliet, and now The Addams Family.” 

As in most productions, it is a long anxiety-filled  process to go from script to stage. “It can be stressful and hard at times especially as high school students, but thankfully, we have a great cast and crew, and everyone helps each other and works well together,” said Wichmann.

The Addams Family can be described as a “wild, family time,”  said  FVHS chorus teacher Tyler Cole. “There is some awesome music and big numbers that I think a lot of people will enjoy, as well as the dialogue and timing of the lines. Many people will enjoy and have a laugh at this play.” 

Not only is Addams Family an entertaining and fun time but also so many people on and off stage come together to bring the show to life for the audience to see. “Everyone should come and see it,” said  FVHS theater teacher Paige Macgovern.  “You will  be surprised to see how many of your classmates you didn’t know can sing or dance.” 

“Everyone should come for about two hours and just take a break and have a laugh,” Macgovern continued. “Let’s just enjoy each other’s company. It’s been a few dark years.” 

Addams Family will be filled with dancing, singing, acting, and lots of laughter. It’s important to support the FVHS  community and classmates and peers. Tickets will be available soon at fvhs.seatyourself.biz, so get them fast to make sure you secure your spot. “We hope you come and see the show,” said Macgovern.