Spine tingling shows sell out

CAST WOWS: The Addams Family leads Sage Burton, Taylor Mitchell, Angus Moller, Fletcher Moon, Ellen Kavanagh, Coby Fowles and Luca Bobe gave an outstanding performance.

AUDIENCES were treated to a phenomenal visual spectacular as Mary MacKillop Regional College students brought The Addams Family to Wonthaggi over the weekend.
With sell out shows, the buzz from the cast and crew was absolutely electric.
The show was a perfect mix of comedy, choreography and drama.
The audience was broken into the infectiously snappy theme song and the wickedly witty repertoire of the leads.
“There was applause, laughter, drama, wit and fantastic audience participation. The way our students rose to the occasion was phenomenal,” deputy principal Sam Wright said.
“Luca Bobe (Year 10) was a comedic genius in his role as Uncle Fester and Coby Fowles (Year 7) was extremely clever in his role as Pugsley.”
Year 12 student Taylor Mitchell’s portrayal of Wednesday Addams – love struck with a “normal” boy – owned the stage through her powerful musical numbers and presence.
Year 11 student Angus Moller and Year 10 student Ellen Kavanagh, who played Gomez and Morticia Addams, captured the characters with comedic timing and chemistry.
Their booming numbers ensured everyone in the packed house could hear a line or lyric.
“We are incredibly proud of our students and the energy after the show was incredible,” Mr Wright said.
Director and teacher Bron Kalos brought all the elements together for an amazing performance.
“To build these students up and get them performing like a professional theatre company is a credit to her professionalism, passion and enthusiasm for the pursuit of the arts in South Gippsland,” Mr Wright said.
The exquisite detail in the costumes by senior fashion teacher and artistic director Meg Steenholdt was exemplary.
The amazing sets were created by teacher Michael O’Keeffe, assisted by students.
“The performance was a lot more elaborate this year with harder choreography and sophisticated sets and lighting. It was a real learning experience and the students took great pride in being part of it,” Mr Wright said.
While the 2018 performance of High School Musical had the largest cast list to date, The Addams Family had the largest student band participation in recent history.
This has no doubt been a by-product of the investment the college has put into the music program at the school and the work of music director Elly Poletti.
The level of detail was evident all throughout the show, from the New York Central Park theme of the foyer created by teacher Tara Cox to the countless parent helpers wielding metal gates that frame the show.

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