It’s an all-too-familiar scenario for most of us – brining your boyfriend or girlfriend home to meet your loved ones for the first time. Introducing a significant other to your family can be an awkward life moment – but it’s even trickier when you’re a member of the infamous Addams Family.

Addison Trail Theatre will explore this relatable life experience when it presents “The Addams Family Quarantined: A Dramatic Concert Version” on Friday and Saturday, Mar. 12 and 13. According to Theatrical Rights Worldwide, the musical is “a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he has never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.”

Addison Trail Theatre Director Anna McSweeney said she selected this production because of its flexibility to be performed on stage or in a remote setting to meet requirements with regard to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. She said the cast members started with virtual rehearsals on Zoom to block the scenes and to learn the choreography. They recently were able to start meeting at the school in small groups, following all policies, procedures and guidance in place regarding social distancing, health and cleaning protocols. The performance might look a little different this year – the actors will be wearing masks and will be six feet apart, and the music will be a mix of live singing and prerecorded pieces – but McSweeney and the students are thankful to be back onstage.

“It has definitely been a challenge, but we’re so grateful for this opportunity and for the support from our Board of Education and district and building administration to provide this experience for the students and the community,” McSweeney said. “High schools are one of the few places providing theatre right now, and it’s remarkable and exciting that we’re able to safely allow our students to be onstage this year.”

Addison Trail Theatre presents “The Addams Family Quarantined: A Dramatic Concert Version”

Credits: Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice; Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Cast list:

When: 7 p.m. on March 12 and 13

Where: The shows will be streamed online at no cost. Follow the steps below to access the performances.

1. Go to

2. Click on “Login” in the upper right corner

3. Click on “Create Account”

4. Enter your information

5. Click on “View Performances”

6. Select which performance you would like to view and how many tickets you need, and then click on “Purchase Tickets” (NOTE: Tickets are free)

7. Click on “Add to Cart”

8. There is an option to make a donation to support the Addison Trail Theatre Booster Club (enter the donation amount, and then click on “Apply”) (NOTE: This is optional)

9. Click on “Checkout Now”

10. Enter your billing information (NOTE: Tickets are free – you won’t be charged)

11. Click on “Continue”

12. Click on “Process Order Now”

For questions or more information: Contact Addison Trail Theatre Director Anna McSweeney at


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