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Addams Family Adieu

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Olympic Heights theater troupe 4992 Addams Family cast photo
Olympic Heights theater troupe 4992 Addams Family cast photo

 

Olympic Heights theater troupe 4992 bids adieu to its final performance of the 2023-2024 school year. Early this month the school’s theater troupe successfully performed a production of The Addams Family.

For many, this was the final production of their high school career, and what an excellent way to end it. 

Anticipation for this show was widespread and long coming. Many students were ectatic when the theater department announced the performance and were not disappointed on opening night. The seats were filled and the cheers were surround sound during the opening night performance.

With such a large cast and such high expectations, the show delivered a highly successful closing. The audience turnout was also great. “Performing opening night felt amazing. The audience’s energy helped boost my energy and it was an incredible feeling,” says Heights senior Roman Nieto.

It was truly satisfying to see such a well planned out and memorable show. Both cast and crew put a lot of effort so having such a success was a good win for the entire troupe. Another senior, Nick Gast, who was in tech, recalls, “My favorite part about working on Addams was watching all of our hard work come together on opening night, when the lights went down in the theater and the audience started cheering – it’s intoxicating.”

Within the cast and crew were many seniors, who now sadly must say goodbye to the theater department this coming May, but they have nothing but kind words toward the academy and their final show. “I am beyond satisfied with this year’s theatre program. Mrs. Coyle [OHCHS Theatre Director] put so much work and effort into all of our productions, and I’m very grateful to have her as a director. I do wish we had done Boeing Boeing before I left, but I’m excited to see what they do with it next year,” Gast highlighted. Nieto also had kind words toward his theater program: “Our productions went very smoothly through the rehearsal process, and the shows themselves turned out incredible.”

Nieto is proud of his troupe, and when asked if there was anything he would change about his final show, he said there was “absolutely nothing I would change” and that “I feel like I really came out of my shell for this show and brought out my best character choices, makeup skills, and dance skills.”

There were many compliments towards the energy of everyone involved. The family-like troupe is what really built such strong bonds and therefore a strong show. “Having to stay late at night and doing one scene over and over was very time consuming, but it was still fun with friends,” says junior Carina Bubenik. She added, “I really did enjoy my troupe’s performances! Everyone did amazing and embodied each of their roles. I had fun with my character, getting to make up her backstory and get my costume for her. I wouldn’t change anything about the show. Mrs. Coyle did an amazing job as always and we had an amazing show!”

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    AvaMar 15, 2024 at 11:21 am

    I love this play. Sounds like it was amazing!

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    SkyMar 4, 2024 at 11:58 am

    what a wonderful show! Looks amazing guys

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    Julia Andrade XavierMar 4, 2024 at 11:57 am

    Great quotes from your sources! They made me regret not watching the play.

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    Tori ScaglioneMar 4, 2024 at 11:53 am

    I love the Addams family! Wonderful article.

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    SantiagoMar 4, 2024 at 11:46 am

    This article does praises for the play, I can just tell it was amazing!

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    abraham queroMar 4, 2024 at 11:46 am

    spectacular show, keep up the work!

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    Jacob UMar 4, 2024 at 11:41 am

    This article really helped me picture the show!

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    alexaMar 4, 2024 at 11:40 am

    The performance was amazing and all the actors who were involved did amazing. This article is a great tribute.

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    AriMar 4, 2024 at 11:39 am

    I love the Addams family!! Great job to everyone who worked on this show!!!

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    Ayleen GalantiniMar 4, 2024 at 11:34 am

    Wonderful article. I love how one student expresses her love for her character!

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    Angelina MagnayeMar 4, 2024 at 11:34 am

    This production was lovely to see, and everyone performed so well!

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    Elite IsraeliMar 4, 2024 at 11:31 am

    cool creative spectacular scary chilling

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    Ethan TainesMar 4, 2024 at 11:24 am

    The show was great I’m glad the torch took the time to appreciate it by making article on it.

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    auryanna floresMar 4, 2024 at 11:24 am

    I saw the performance and absolutely love it, great acting.

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    Jacob YaciukMar 4, 2024 at 11:24 am

    This article sounds very proffesional.

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    Tabassum ChowdhuryMar 4, 2024 at 11:23 am

    This is a great article and I feel that the details helped me picture what the show was like.

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    SophiaMar 4, 2024 at 11:21 am

    Seems like a great play and the costumes look good.

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    HayleyMar 4, 2024 at 11:20 am

    The show was really good, it looks like a lot of work was put into it.

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