'The Addams Family' coming to Wareham High School on Mother's Day weekend

By Matthew Bernat | May 04, 2018
Photo by: Matthew Bernat Brooke Cannon, who plays Wednesday, rehearses on Thursday.

They’re creepy, kooky, spooky – all together ooky – and coming to Wareham High School on Mother’s Day weekend.

Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Lurch and Puglsey Addams will take the stage in the “The Addams Family” for the Viking Theatre Company’s production of the musical comedy.

This year marks the fourth since Carolyn Gomes-Vieira joined as faculty advisor. In that time, the shows have gotten more elaborate and challenging.

“I don’t want to say it’s out of our reach,” said senior Scott Hatfield, who plays Gomez. “We tend to be ambitious and we tend to pull things together, even if it’s at the last second.”

This year, actors are working to learn several dance numbers, more than any previous show. Helping is choreographer and Wareham High School alum Tyrone Cabral.

“Some of the numbers are difficult, but they’ve been able to handle everything I’ve thrown at them,” said Cabral.

Hatfield said the dancing was a departure for him, but a welcome one.

“I’m not really a musical kind of guy,” said Hatfield. “But this has been a great new experience.”

Hatfield joined the theatre company as freshman and has grown as an actor and person since.

“It’s shaped me to be more outgoing,” he said. “I was shy and kind of timid and now I get complaints from teachers about talking too much.”

His character, the loquacious, amorous Gomez shares that trait.

“He’s an enthusiastic, dramatic father who would do anything for his family,” said Hatfield.

The Wareham Viking Theatre Company will perform “The Addams Family” from May 10-13. The May 10-12 shows will be held at 7 p.m. A noon show will be held on May 13 with a Mother’s Brunch at 10:30 a.m. Tickets cost $8 for seniors and students, $12 for the public. Children under 7 attend for free.

Tickets for brunch cost $5 for seniors and students, $10 for the public.

The main cast of "The Addams Family," from left:  Madison Hough, Colby Flanigan, Hannah Eddelston, Mark Hatfield, Brooke Cannon and Emma Arcaro. (Photo by: Matthew Bernat)
Mark Hatfield and Hannah Eddelston rehearse a tango as Gomez and Morticia. (Photo by: Matthew Bernat)
Fingers snap at the start of the show. (Photo by: Matthew Bernat)
Cast members rehearse a dance number. (Photo by: Matthew Bernat)
Brian Kestenbaum waits as his makeup is applied. (Photo by: Matthew Bernat)
Emma Arcaro, left, and Madison Hough in character as Pugsley and Grandmama. (Photo by: Matthew Bernat)
Gwen Miceli, left, and Hannah Eddelston rehearse a scene. (Photo by: Matthew Bernat)
Jenna Maloney gets her makeup done before rehearsal. (Photo by: Matthew Bernat)
Morgan Gifford gets ready for the show. (Photo by: Matthew Bernat)
Comments (4)
Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | May 05, 2018 15:13

They’re creepy, kooky, spooky – all together ooky – so glad those words are in reference to the upcoming performance.  It also could be describing the latest array of mugshots seen here in Wareham Week over the past few days.

Posted by: 181mph | May 06, 2018 15:02

WBTS, you really are a piece of work, a story about the Wareham Viking Theater, and you still have to ad a  remark about mugshots in Wareham ,, this story is about the youth of Wareham

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | May 06, 2018 17:04

I know 181.  I have kids in town.  I said I was glad the words were about the performance.  I didn't state anything negative about the kids or the Theater.


I'm sure the kids in the play and anybody else has the sense to see the humor.  Those recently arrested in town fit the description.  I don't think these talented kids are nearly as uptight as you are making yourself look.  I don't think I've bothered anyone but you.


Now chill and stop trying to make something out of nothing.

Posted by: cranky pants | May 07, 2018 13:17

He took your bait !

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