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Oak Park High School Performing Arts Alliance

The Addams Family


Originally produced on Broadway by Stuart Oken, Roy Furman, Michael Leavitt, Five Cent Productions, Steph Schuler, Decca Theatricals, Scott M. Delman, Stuart Ditsky, Terry Allen Kramer, Stephanie P. McClelland, James L. Nederlander, Eva Price, Jam Theatricals/MaryLuRoffe, Pittsburgh CLO/Gutterman-Swinsky, Vivek Tiwary/Gary Kaplan, The Weinstein Company/Clarence, LLC, Adam Zotovich/Tribe Theatricals; By Special Arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical

Directed by
Ellyn Schneider
Assistant Director
Noah Kratt

Music Director/ Tech Director Zachary Borquez

Vocal Director Stacy McClamma

Choreographer Casey Denning


Avery Boggs Max Fybel Sophia Mannino
JoJo Bongiovi Miley Katz Mia McCabe
Elizabeth Dusek  Danika Koscelnick Elena McFadden
Nora Farkas Andrew Kunesh Peter Mendoza
Persy Ferry Abigail Leduc Jonas Norton
Kadyn Freid Kevin Leggett Abby Schuh
Dean Fronk  Blue Manning Malina Star
    Polina Sysoeva




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Song List


Modern Day; in and around The Addams Family mansion.


Scene 1 The Addams Family Tree


When You’re An Addams (Addams/Ancestors) 

Fester’s Manifesto (Fester) 

Scene 2  Morticia’s Boudoir 

Two Things (Gomez) 

Wednesday’s Growing Up (Gomez) 

Trapped (Gomez, Morticia) 

Scene 3  The Playroom

Honor Roll (Pugsley) 

Pulled (Wednesday, Pugsley) 

Four Things (Gomez, Morticia) 

One Normal Night-Part 1(Company) 

Scene 4  Central Park 

One Normal Night- Part 2 (Company) 

Scene 5 The Great Hall 

But Love- Reprise 1 (Fester, Ancestors) 

Scene 6 Somewhere Else in the House 

But Love- Reprise 2 (Fester, Ancestors) 

Scene 7  The Grotto 

Scene 8 Morticia’s Boudoir 

Secrets (Morticia, Alice, Ancestors) 

Scene 9 and 10 Somewhere in the House 

Gomez’s What If (Gomez) 

Scene 11 Somewhere Else in the House   

What If (Pugsley, Grandma)

Scene 12 The Great Hall 

Full Disclosure- Part 1 (Company) 

Waiting (Alice) 

Full Disclosure- Part 2(Company)


Intermission (15 mins)


Act 2

Scene 1 Outside 

Opening Act II (Ancestors) 

Scene 2 Morticia’s Boudoir 

Just Around the Corner (Morticia, Ancestors)

Just Around the Corner Playoff (Morticia, Ancestors) 

Scene 3 Guest Bedroom 

Scene 4 Outside

The Moon and Me (Fester, Ancestors) 

Scene 5 and 6 Under the Addams Family Tree 

Happy Sad (Gomez, Wednesday) 

Crazier Than You (Wednesday, Lucas, Mal, Alice, Fester, Ancestors) 

Scene 7 Pugsley’s Bedroom

Scene 8 The Grotto 

Not Today (Gomez, Lurch, Fester) 

Scene 9 Park Bench/ Front of Gates 

Live Before We Die (Gomez, Morticia) 

Tango De Amor (Gomez, Morticia) 

Scene 10 The Addams Graveyard 

Tango De Amor-continued (Gomez, Morticia)

Move Toward the Darkness (Company) 

Bows ­ 

When You’re An Addams- Reprise (Company)


Avery Boggs

Soldier Ancestor
JoJo Bongiovi

Fester Addams
Elizabeth Dusek

Morticia Addams and Costumes
Nora Farkas

50's Ancestor
Persy Ferry

Ballerina Ancestor& Props
Kadyn Freid

Conquistador Ancestor, PR Lead and Costumes
Dean Fronk

Max Fybel

Flight Attendant Ancestor
Miley Katz

Wednesday Addams
Danika Koscelnick

Grandma Addams
Andrew Kunesh

Lucas Beineke
Abigail Leduc

Saloon Girl Ancestor and Costumes
Kevin Leggett

Mal Beineke and Tech
Blue Manning

Disco Ancestor and Sets
Sophia Mannino

Puritan Ancestor
Mia McCabe

Alice Beineke and Costumes
Elena McFadden

Peter Mendoza

Gambler Ancestor
Jonas Norton

Pugsley Addams and Props
Abby Schuh

Bride Ancestor
Malina Star

Courtesan Ancestor
Polina Sysoeva

Flapper Ancestor and Props

Creative Team

Deivanai Anandh

Sets and Tech
Sadie Berger

Prop Lead/RC Lead
Zara Farooqui

Aven Gaeta

Sets and Running Crew
Noah Kratt

Assistant Director/Stage Manager/ Light Design
Luca LaVigna

Sets Lead and RC Lead
Kam Licata

Sets and Tech
Andrea Montero

Sets and Tech
Addison O'Grady

Margaux Raymond

Props and Running Crew
Gabby Salter

Props and Running Crew
Anjali Suresh

Sets and Running Crew
Jackson Thayer

Sets and Tech
Charlotte Vogt

Costume Lead
Eden Yelinek

Tech Lead
Michelle Bi

Piano/Keyboard 2
Alexa Birt

Achilles Charalambous

Hana Chizzo

Marina Chukhlebova

Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
Liam Curedale

Sharon Dennis

Martin Findley

Harrison Forman

Priya Harry

Beatrice Jereb

Enrico Lagatutta

Hila Maish

Stacy Maksimova

Johnathon Manley

Avron Oddes

James Sataloff

Keyboard 2
Ethan Shmorak

Drum Set
Garrett Sloan

Ruhan Vinay

Ellyn Schneider

Zachary Borquez

Music Director and Tech Director
Stacy McClamma

Vocal Director
Casey Denning

Oak Park Performing Arts Alliance

ITS Troupe 6074



The Addams Family, based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles Addams,  tells the story of an eccentric family with an affinity for the macabre. In addition to the characters created by Addams, the musical introduces the Beinekes, a ‘normal’ midwestern family. What started as cartoon panels in the New Yorker Magazine in 1938 has grown into a cult favorite with television shows and specials, movies, books, video games and a Tony nominated musical. Developed in 2007 by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice (book) and Andrew Lippa (score), The Addams Family made its Broadway debut in 2010, earning Tony nominations for Andrew Lippa (Best Original Score) and Kevin Chamberlin (Best Performance in a Featured Role). 


In the kooky world of the Addams Family, their ghoulish tastes and worldview does not come from a place of malice. They have no idea that their macabre ways are not the norm.  In spite of their quirky dynamics one thing remains at the heart and soul of their clan-’It’s family first and family last, and family by and by’.  Underneath it all, they experience the same family ups and downs as all families do.  And in its own odd and fantastic way The Addams Family is a story we can all relate to.


We are thrilled to be performing The Addams Family for all of you. It has been a joy working with all of the talented students in this production, their enthusiasm and dedication has been inspiring. I know I speak for the entire production team when I say how lucky we are to be working with such a talented bunch! We hope you enjoy this kooky, joy filled musical as much as we have, and thank you for joining us.


Meet the Company

Avery Boggs (Soldier Ancestor)
Hello! my name is Avery Boggs and I am a Freshman staring in OPHS The Addams Family! playing the role of Soldier Ancestor! I’ve loved theater all my life, my favorite musicals are probably Heathers and Beetlejuice. My fav roles that I played was Moon in Anything Goes and Iago in Aladdin. Besides loving theater, I like to draw, animate and crochet. I had so much fun singing and dancing to this spooky kooky production and I hope you enjoy it :)
JoJo Bongiovi (Fester Addams)
From Spanish pirate to weird bald uncle, I play them all, I think.
Elizabeth Dusek (Morticia Addams and Costumes)
Hello! My name is Elizabeth, I am a junior and this is my ninth show at OPHS. I am so excited to be playing Morticia and on the costume team! Thank you so much to the cast, designers, musicians, and parents who make the show come to life. I hope the performance is a grave affair!
Nora Farkas (50's Ancestor)
Hello! My name is Nora Farkas, I am in 9th grade, and this is my first performance at OPHS. I play the role of Daisy Addams and I am super excited to be a part of this production. I would like to give thanks to all the wonderful people who helped make this musical possible, especially Ms. Schneider and Noah Kratt. Thank you to everyone in theater for making me feel welcomed. And special thanks to my parents for letting me do this instead of track. Enjoy!
Persy Ferry (Ballerina Ancestor& Props)
Hi! My name is Persy and I am a freshman at OPHS. This is my first show and I'm really excited for it! I am the Ballerina Ancestor and on the props team. Thank you to my family and friends for supporting me in this program. Enjoy the show!
Kadyn Freid (Conquistador Ancestor, PR Lead and Costumes)
Hello! My name is Kadyn and I'm a sophomore at OPHS! This is the 6th production I have been apart of and I am so excited for you all to see the show! You may know me from my breakout role of "Pizza Obsessed Brother" in School of Sharks or as the girl who had hot pink hair freshman year. Thank you to all the cast and crew and everyone else who made this show possible, hope you enjoy!
Dean Fronk (Gomez)
Hello there, I am Dean Fronk playing the role of Gomez Addams. I am a sophomore at Oak Park High school. This is my third production and my first musical at this school. Thank you too everyone who has supported me in my time here and have a great day.
Max Fybel (Flight Attendant Ancestor)
Hey, I'm Max Fybel, and I'm a freshman! I play Flight Attendant Addams, and so far I have done The Layover and now Addams Family on the cast, and PATSC fully doing costumes. I definitely want to thank my family and friends, all the design teams, parent helpers, and everyone in charge of putting on this production! About me, I love painting (which is why I'm also on props), listening to music (the whole folklore album by Taylor Swift especially), and hanging out with friends! Thank you so much for supporting our program and enjoy the show!
Miley Katz (Wednesday Addams)
Hey! My name is Miley Katz and I am a freshman here at OPHS. I am so honored to be playing Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family! This is my second show at OPHS, following Peter and the Starcatcher. I’d like to give a special thanks to all the cast, crew, staff, and parents for making this production so exciting, we could not have done this without you!
Danika Koscelnick (Grandma Addams)
My name is Danika Koscelnick and I am the 102-year-old Grandma Addams. I am a sophomore this year and this is my 7th ITS production at Oak Park High School. I am super excited to be a part of such an amazing and talented group of people! Break a leg!
Andrew Kunesh (Lucas Beineke)
Hello everyone! I’m Andrew, this is my first time participating in the theater program at OPHS. I’m so happy I made the choice to sign up! Typically, my time is spent in the instrumental music like jazz and marching band, but jumping ship for the first time has been a very fun experience.
Abigail Leduc (Saloon Girl Ancestor and Costumes)
HI! I'm Abby Leduc and this is my 5th show here at Oak Park and I am playing the part of Saloon Girl Ancestor in ensemble and am part of our wonderful costume team. It has been a wild ride of a show but it all turned out great! A big thank you to everyone who has supported me. I hope you all enjoy this normal night!
Kevin Leggett (Mal Beineke and Tech)
Hi! I am Kevin Leggett and this is my third OPHS Theatre Production. I am playing the role of Mal Beineke in the Addams Family. I am in 9th grade here and sometimes in my free time I like to solve rubix cubes, play board games, or play sports. Thank you cast, crew, and directors for making the show come alive!
Blue Manning (Disco Ancestor and Sets)
toki a! My name is Blue Manning! I'm a sophomore and this is my second ITS show and my first ITS musical! I play an ancestor role and Something Else... I'm forever grateful that I get to be working on this show, and it has been so satisfying watching it all come together. Thanks to all my friends, both working on the show and (hopefully) those in the audience. Enjoy the show! 🫰🫰
Sophia Mannino (Puritan Ancestor)
Good Day! My name is Sophia Mannino and you’ll be seeing me in my first drama performance at OPHS as a Junior! I’m so happy to be a part of the Addams Family Ensemble cast and I have to thank my parents for supporting me to get back into theater, as well as the many cast and set members that I got to meet at the previous 24-hour play that inspired me to audition this year. I hope everyone enjoys the show!
Mia McCabe (Alice Beineke and Costumes)
Hi! My name is Mia McCabe, I’m a Junior, and this is my 5th show at OPHS! In this chilling show, I will be playing the role of Alice Beineke! My thanks goes out to everybody who took part in this production and my beloved friends and family. And I hope you enjoy the show! It’s to die for.
Elena McFadden (Lurch)
Elena is a freshman and this is her third show at OPHS. She is so excited to be playing Lurch! Thank you to the entire cast and crew for making this show such a great experience!
Peter Mendoza (Gambler Ancestor)
Peter, a Freshman, is playing, "Gambler Ancestor" and "Tree" in the song, "Crazier Than You", in his second Oak Park High production. He has enjoyed going to the theatre since he was a small boy. He caught the acting bug in third grade and has played several lead characters for Bell Canyon Broadway community theatre for the last 6 six years. Peter is looking forward to future roles with Oak Park High School. Lastly, he would like to thank his family and friends for their love and support.
Jonas Norton (Pugsley Addams and Props)
My name is Jonas and I play Pugsley! This is my third show at OPHS and I am so happy to be a part of it! I spend my free time rewatching the Saw movies and quoting John Waters. My friends call me a walking letterbox account! I am a freshman and I want to thank my friends for making theater such an awesome experience.
Abby Schuh (Bride Ancestor)
Hi! My name is Abby Schuh, I’m a sophomore, and this is my third show at Oak Park. I absolutely love anything musical; I love collecting records and playing the guitar. I’m so excited to be participating in The Addams Family musical. Enjoy the show!
Malina Star (Courtesan Ancestor)
Hi! I’m Malina and I am a junior at OPHS! Due to my past gymnastics training this is my first show here at Oak Park! I cannot thank my friends and family enough for the constant support! I hope you enjoy the show!
Polina Sysoeva (Flapper Ancestor and Props)
Hello! My name is Polina Sysoeva and I am a senior here at OPHS. Addams Family will be my 5th show at OPHS and I play the role of the Flapper Ancestor! I am so thankful for my time here at OPHS and can't wait to end it with a bang! We put so much love in every show, so I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Deivanai Anandh (Sets and Tech)
Hi! I'm Deiva, a sophomore at OPHS, and "The Addams Family" will be my second drama production after "The Layover" by Tracy Wells. I'd like to thank the cast, crew, and my family for their support! I'd like to give special thanks to my friends, who pushed me to pursue my dream of designing, and for being the wonderful people who continue to inspire me to this day. I am thrilled to be a part of this production, and I hope you are all thrilled for the show! Enjoy :)
Sadie Berger (Prop Lead/RC Lead)
Hello, my name is Sadie! I am a junior and this will be my fourth show here at OPHS, and my fourth time working as Prop Lead. Please enjoy the performance!
Zara Farooqui (Costumes)
Hi, my name is Zara and I am in 9th grade. This is my third show at OPHS, and I am excited to be Assistant Costume Design Lead! I hope you all enjoy The Addams Family because our cast and crew put in so much hard work and time into it! Enjoy the show!
Aven Gaeta (Sets and Running Crew)
Hi, I'm Aven, and am in an absolutely ghoulish mood for the "Addams Family" production! I'm a junior and this will be my first production at this school and am working with set design. It's crazy to me how much work goes into productions like this and would like to send all my appreciation to the hard-working people on design and cast!
Noah Kratt (Assistant Director/Stage Manager/ Light Design)
Hello Everyone! My name is Noah Kratt, I am in 11th grade and this will be my 9th show at Oak Park. I am the Assistant Director and Stage Manager for this production. I am so happy to have been a part of this kooky show. I have had so much fun at every single one of our rehearsals and cannot wait for you to see the final result. Enjoy the show!!!
Luca LaVigna (Sets Lead and RC Lead)
I'm a senior and this is my third show at OPHS. I am the Stage Design Lead and I want to thank my incredible sets team for putting up with my craziness and working their butts off on this show. Although, you might know me as that one person who changes their hair color every week and sometimes looks like a ghost but I also love dinosaurs! What do you call a group of dinosaurs who can't sing? A tyranno-chorus! Ha! I say. And double ha! Ha-ha!
Kam Licata (Sets and Tech)
Hi! My name is Kam. I am a freshman and this is my 3rd show. I love having the opportunity to work with such amazing people! Being in theater has made my freshman year memorable!
Andrea Montero (Sets and Tech)
Hello, I wish you (the reader) have a lovely day so far! I'm Violette; this is my first time being part of an OPHS production! I would like to say thank you, to my friends, and my family for their support and advice. I would especially like to thank this crazy but absolutely memorable cast and crew, thank you so much! Lastly, enjoy the creepy kooky show!
Addison O'Grady (Costumes)
I am a sophomore on tech and costumes and this will be my sixth show with OPHS! I usually run sound effects but almost all of that has been taken up by the band (I love you band), so you may have seen me doing that in the past! I have a passion for fashion and one of my favorite activities is sharing all of the theater gossip with my mom. I am so proud of all of the super talented people who are on stage and working in the background for putting this show together, and I am so happy that I got to be a part of it.
Margaux Raymond (Props and Running Crew)
Margaux is a freshman and this is her third show at Oak Park, and is happy to be part of crew, thanks to everyone involved, hope to continue to many more shows in the future.
Gabby Salter (Props and Running Crew)
Hi, my name is Gabby and this is my second show at OPHS. Being a part of this show has been really fun and I have made lots of great memories. I’m happy that I got to be a part of it and I can’t wait to continue theater throughout high school. Enjoy The Show!
Anjali Suresh (Sets and Running Crew)
Hello! My name's Anjali and I'm a senior this year on set design! I thank my parents and the whole theater family for being incredibly kind and supportive. I truly enjoyed the time I've spent with you all thus far, and I wish the future graduates a wonderful rest of high school theater!
Jackson Thayer (Sets and Tech)
Jackson is working on the Tech Crew for Addams Family.
Charlotte Vogt (Costume Lead)
Hello, my name is Charlotte Vogt, I am a senior and the costume lead for this production of The Addams Family. This is my eighth production that I have been a part of during my time at OPHS and it is almost my last. I would like to thank my friends in the department for keeping me sane, my mom, and my partner Drew for listening to me complain.
Eden Yelinek (Tech Lead)
My name is Eden and I am a sophomore. I am tech lead and I do sound. I spend my free time shopping and painting and I love shark boy and lava girl. My favorite food is Kubbeh soup and I hate crew bows.
Michelle Bi (Piano/Keyboard 2)
Hi! My name is Michelle, I'm a junior, and I play keyboard 1! I'm a classically trained pianist of eleven years, but I also adore contemporary and pop music, and I play clarinet in wind ensemble too. The Addams Family is the second theater production I've been in. It's been an honor and an absolute joy. Thanks for coming and enjoy the show!
Alexa Birt (Violin)
Alexa Birt is a classically-trained musician originally from Kansas City, and currently based in Los Angeles. She specializes in violin/viola performance and private instruction, as well as chamber music. Alexa has studied music for over two decades, taking lessons in violin (most recently under Alexander Treger), viola, piano, guitar, flute, and voice. She holds a B.A. in Music from Pepperdine University and has participated in several chamber music festivals, including Heartland Chamber Music Academy in Kansas City, Missouri; Boston University's Tanglewood Institute; and Pepperdine University's Chamber Music and Opera Intensive in Heidelberg, Germany. Alexa will begin her graduate studies in violin performance in Fall 2023.
Achilles Charalambous (Percussion )
Hello there! My name is Achilles and I am a percussionist in the pit orchestra. I’ll be on timpani for the most dramatic *boing* sound effects you’ve ever heard! While I’m in my junior year at Oak Park High, I have been in school music ensembles since third grade. This will be my first time being apart of a spring play, but I’m already having lots of fun with the other members of my section, and I am eager to go ham and Swiss on the timpani like never before.
Hana Chizzo (Bassoon)
Hi! I'm Hana and I am a senior at OPHS! This is my second year in the Pit Orchestra playing the bassoon. I'm so glad to be performing with such an amazing group of musicians and friends for my last show at OPHS and we can't wait to share what we've been working so hard on with you! Full Disclosure... the music is some of the best I've heard and very entertaining, so you're definitely in for One not-so-Normal Night...
Marina Chukhlebova (Clarinet, Bass Clarinet)
Hi, I’m Marina, a junior on the musician team playing clarinet and bass clarinet in this year’s production of The Addams Family. I haven’t done any other musical performances, but I’ve been playing clarinet for five years, and I’ve been part of the band program at Oak Park since freshman year. I’ve been a member of the Oak Park marching band since freshman year, and I’ve also been a part of the Ventura County Honor Band since sophomore year. I hope everyone enjoys our version of The Addams Family musical!
Liam Curedale (Bass)
Hi I'm Liam, a junior at OPHS, and I'll be playing bass in the pit band. I've been involved with music in one form or another for most of my life and I'm really excited to be able to perform alongside so many of my friends! I'd like to thank my family for always encouraging my musical pursuits and tolerating the many years of screeching on my violin. Enjoy the show!
Sharon Dennis (Trumpet)
Hey everyone! My name is Sharon Dennis, I'm a senior at OPHS. This is my second play, and I’m performing for you guys tonight as a trumpet player with the orchestra. I’d like to thank the band for making this such a wonderful experience for me, and a special thank you to the entire cast for putting together such an awesome play. Enjoy the show!
Martin Findley (Percussion)
Hi! I’m Martin, I’m a junior and I was BORN to play Percussion (drums, xylophone, funny sound effects). This is my second play hitting stuff and, honestly, it's the only thing keeping me sane. In all seriousness I look forward to helping out in the play and I have to thank the producers for letting me be a part of this family.
Harrison Forman (Alto/Saprano/Clarinet )
Hi! I’m Harrison Forman and I’m a freshman at OPHS. I’m in the pit orchestra for the upcoming Addams Family production and I’ll be playing alto and soprano saxophone, clarinet, and flute. This is my first production here and I’m so excited to be a part of it. I’ve been a sax player for 4 years, and have recently picked up clarinet and flute, too. Thanks to Mr. Borquez and the OPHS Fine Arts Program, to my parents, and my wonderful teacher, Roger Stemen.
Priya Harry (Flute)
Heya, I'm Priya Harry, a sophomore, and I play the flute/piccolo for the Addams Family Orchestra. I'm doing musicals for the first time this year in my five-ish years of playing. I want to thank the director for giving me the opportunity to join, as well as my peers for assisting me in the parts I struggle with. Thanks for reading, enjoy the show, and please appreciate all the other theater/band/backstage/whatnot folks who put so much effort into it because it's honestly ridiculously amazing!!
Beatrice Jereb (Trombone )
Hi! I'm Beatrice Jereb and I'm a senior. This is my first time doing a musical and I'm very excited to be playing trombone in the Addams Family orchestra! I hope you all enjoy the live music and thrills!
Enrico Lagatutta (Trumpet)
Hi, I am a sophomore at OPHS, and this will be my first time being a part of the program. I would like to thank everyone who supported me in the decision of being a part of this.
Hila Maish (Cello)
Hi! My name is Hila Maish and I play the cello in the pit orchestra. I have been playing for around 8 years. I have to give a big thanks to my cello teacher, Alexa Ramirez, for suffering through all these key changes with me. I will bring you lots of chocolate I swear!! Anyways, enjoy the show!!
Stacy Maksimova (Violin)
Hello everyone. I am 14 and I'm a freshman. I moved from Russia in summer of 2022. I graduated music school and now I play in the OPHS String Orchestra. I hope you like how I play.
Johnathon Manley (Trombone)
Hello everyone, this is Johnathon Manley, a junior at Oak Park, and one of two trombone players in the pit orchestra. My most sincere thanks to my fellow musicians and to the actors, who all join together to produce awesome music. Thanks also to all those involved with the non-acting roles, such as my friend, and gym bro, Aven Gaeta. Finally, a thanks to all the adults who take time out of their lives to help us high school students perform a musical.
Avron Oddes (Guitar)
Avron is playing guitar in The Addams Family.
James Sataloff (Keyboard 2 )
Hello! I am James (or Jay), and I am a senior at OPHS. I am incredibly excited to perform the Keyboard 2 score for The Addams Family. I played Keyboard 2 for Chicago as a freshman, but opening night was unfortunately THE fateful March 13th, 2020. I'm happy to be back and perform with all my friends in the theater and music department. Thank you to everyone coming to support our theater department, enjoy the show!
Ethan Shmorak (Drum Set )
Hi, I'm Ethan Shmorak, a sophomore, I play the drum set in the pit orchestra. I have been playing drums for around eight years now. Performing in Pippin last year was a great experience and I am very excited to perfect the Addams Family with my friends in the pit. On the behalf of the percussion section, we would like to thank Mr. Alan Peck for all of the help he has given us during our rehearsals.
Garrett Sloan (Percussion )
I am so glad that I can finish my senior year in this program. I am so happy to have worked with so many talented people. Yeah what Shmorack said too.
Ruhan Vinay (Tenor)
Hello! My name is Ruhan, and I'm a junior playing alto and tenor saxophone in the orchestra. This is my first time being involved in a musical like this, and I'm really excited for you all to see the finished product!
Ellyn Schneider (Director)
Ellyn began her theatre career performing with her high school’s (Chatsworth ‘84) Thespian Troupe. Her theatrical career was then put on hold as she earned her teaching credential from Cal State Northridge, taught elementary school, and had two sons -both of whom joined theatre at OPHS. It was at that time, 2011, she was cast in her favorite role: ‘ theatre mom’ and began her journey with OPHS arts, eventually becoming OPPAA President. Ellyn then moved into the role of Production Manager in 2015, and is thrilled to have taken on the role of Director last year. She also serves as the Thespian Troupe Advisor since chartering the Troupe in 2014. Ellyn is honored to be directing her fourth show at Oak Park High School and collaborating with the best creative team- Zachary Borquez, Stacy McClamma, Casey Denning and Noah Kratt. It has been an absolute dream working with such talented actors, designers, and musicians-congratulations to you all! A special thank you to Ed, Kyle, Kelly, Tammi, Vivi, Iris, Roxy & Evan for all of their help getting the production on its feet. She would also like to thank her family for their love and support. And to our audience, thank you for joining us as we present “The Addams Family”. Enjoy the show!
Zachary Borquez (Music Director and Tech Director)
Born and raised in Southern California, Zachary Borquez started playing the trombone in 4th grade, although his primary instrument is the trumpet. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music (Composition) from the University of California, Davis. He earned his Master of Music degree in Conducting as well as his Teaching Credential from California State University, Northridge. Mr. Borquez is super excited to work on the school musical each year because it is truly the full collaboration of the performing arts (dramatic and scenic art, vocal and instrumental music and dance). Congrats to ALL the students involved in the production and a huge thank you to the dedicated parents who help to make the program what it is!
Stacy McClamma (Vocal Director)
Stacy McClamma is from Orlando, Florida and has been teaching and directing for over fifteen years. She received her Bachelor's of Music Education from the University of Central Florida, with a specialization in Piano and Elementary Education. She has taught at various elementary, middle, and high schools and is currently the Choir and Strings director at Oak Park High School. She loves singing, playing piano, and watching her students perform! She is grateful to be a part of the Addams Family family and to collaborate with her wonderful colleagues, Ellyn Schneider, Zach Borque and Casey Denning. Congratulations to everyone who is involved in the show!
Casey Denning (Choreographer)
CASEY DENNING-CHOREOGRAPHER Casey is thrilled to be returning to choreograph her 10th show at OPHS. Having performed in several musicals herself, The Addams Family was by far one of her favorites to work on. She would like to thank the cast and crew, Ellyn, Zach, Stacy, Noah and Ed for all their hard work they put into this show. She would also like to give a shoutout to her parents for their support, her dance teachers from Retters Academy of Dance for their guidance, and Sean for having to put up with her singing the soundtrack for about 3 months straight. Enjoy the show!
Oak Park Performing Arts Alliance (Producer)
OPPAA is a community of volunteers committed to promoting and supporting the theatre arts program at OPHS. OPPAA funds the productions through donations and produces the Fall and Spring performances. We provide support in all areas of production, from costumes to sets to concessions to ticket sales and everything in between. OPPAA also provides annual scholarships for performing arts seniors who intend to continue their education in performing arts related fields. Our goal is to encourage and guide students in all aspects of theatre and give them the opportunity to cultivate, grow and learn about the areas of production that interest them both on and off stage. Most importantly, we hope the students learn to love theatre!
ITS Troupe 6074
"Act well your part; there all the honor lies." ​The International Thespian Society (ITS) is an internationally recognized honor society for theatre students that promotes and recognizes student excellence in the theatre arts.  There are ITS Troupes at high schools and middle schools across the United States and abroad.  Students earn membership by participating in productions and accumulating points based on their theatre work. For more information visit Formed in Fall of 2014, our troupe started with just a few enthusiastic theatre kids who had been involved in productions at Oak Park High School.  They wanted to expand their theatre experiences and bring more visibility to the community. With the guidance of a couple of dedicated theatre moms, these students chartered Troupe 6074 of The International Thespian Society. As a troupe we aim to raise awareness for the importance of theatre arts and education through philanthropy, promotion, and being a positive community influence.  We incorporate unique individualistic qualities to form a unified group that stands for cooperation, compassion, creativity and communication through theatre.

Thank you!


A Very Special Thank You To….

Loretta Brown, Michelle Di Camillo, Kathryn Dusek, Adam Findley, Angela

             Giraldo, Katrina Hazlett,  Francisco Henning, Delaney Lampinen,, Leonard’s Cleaners, Todd Logsdon, Will Michael, Roxy Mora, Richard Ortega & Staff, Brenda Pasqua, Alan Peck, Allan Prescott, Evan Schneider, Jeff Smith, Steve White, The OPPAA Board - Edward Park, Kelly Freid, Kyle Dusek, Vivi Michael, Tammi O’Grady & Iris Yelinek, all of our theatre families who have donated & volunteered, OPUSD Superintendent Jeff Davis & the OPUSD School Board, Principal Mat McClenahan, Assistant Principal Jason Meskis, Assistant Principal Natalie Smith & the entire OPHS administration & staff for their enthusiastic support of our production.



Class of 2023

We LOVE our seniors!!

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