Ghoulish musical stage show taking shape


Rehearsals are well under way for Highfields’ upcoming showcase, The Addams Family - with talented cast members wowing crowds with a musical number from the production during the school’s Young Wolf Film Festival.

The Addams Family, which depicts a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre, will be staged from November 6th-8th and feature students from Years 10-13.

Performers have already been rehearsing for weeks to stage the show, and got the chance to test out one of the numbers on a live audience to kick off the Young Wolf Film Awards ceremony.

Ms S Bishop, Highfields’ Head of Extra Curricular Performance, said: “The rehearsals are going really well and the students are thoroughly enjoying being part of the production.

“They got the first chance to perform one of the numbers to a live audience as part of the Young Wolf Film Festival and they went down a storm. Everyone loved their performance, which is a great sign and a real boost for our fantastic cast.

“Putting together our shows takes a lot of work over a number of weeks, with the performers staying after school until 8pm every Thursday as well as some Saturdays. But the process is always such great fun and a wonderful experience for our students.

“They are all working incredibly hard to ensure The Addams Family is another amazing show.”

Another production, feel-good family favourite Beauty And The Beast, will be staged by students from Years 7-9 from February 26th-28th 2020.

Summer Schools will be held for both casts, which will run during the first week of the holidays, from July 22nd-26th.

The Summer School, which will take place from 10am-3pm every day, promises to be a fun packed week during which students will rehearse for the upcoming shows whilst also making some props and costumes for both productions.

Posted on July 12, 2019 .