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Addams Family opens on Halloween at Neoga

Neoga High School will present the musical The Addams Family at 7 PM on Halloween; shows continue Wednesday, November 1 with a free matinee (no ticket is required) for senior citizens only at 12:30 PM, according to the school’s website.

Additional showtimes:

  • Thursday, November 2, 7 PM
  • Friday, November 3, 7 PM
  • Saturday, November 4, 2 PM and 7 PM

Neoga High School is located on East 7th Street in the Central Illinois town.

Opening a musical on a Tuesday might seem unusual, but this is Halloween. The dark but quick wit of all the characters here will keep audiences laughing all night long, even as love triumphs in the end.

Partial cast of characters:

  • Gabe Henderson: Gomez
  • Blair Banning: Morticia
  • Brooke Rupel and Ellie Clark: Wednesday
  • Reece Ballinger: Lucas (Wednesday’s fiancé)
  • Josh Fraser: Lurch

Database of musicals at Illinois high schools

In other musical action across the state this Halloween, Joliet Central High School will present the world-renowned musical Annie during the Halloween weekend in the school’s auditorium, 201 East Jefferson Street in Joliet.

Performances are scheduled at 7 PM, Friday and Saturday, October 27–28, and at 3 PM, Sunday, October 29.

The musical differs a little from The Addams Family, at least in terms of how closely it’s tied to the holiday. This one’s about the determination a young orphan girl has to find her parents.

Musical direction is by Steven Pyter at Joliet Central, who said, “The cast, crew, and orchestra have been working hard for weeks to put on an incredible production. We hope you will join us as we bring this award-winning show to life on stage at Joliet Central!”

But if you really want some Halloween action, there’s Little Shop of Horrors on the weekend after Halloween. The production opens at Metea Valley High School in Aurora on Thursday, November 2 and at Auburn High School in Rockford on Friday, November 3.

For an up-to-date listing of musicals at Illinois high schools this year and for other years, please visit our page here. Information is added to our database as it becomes available through rights management databases.

If we have missed your musical, please let us know, and we’ll add it as soon as we can confirm it.

Paul Katula is the executive editor of the Voxitatis Research Foundation, which publishes this blog. For more information, see the About page.

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