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Wacky Fun in “The Addams Family” at Barre Opera House

Eric Love

BARRE – Weirdness, wackiness, campy fun, will be celebrated in “The Addams Family” presented by Lost Nation Theater (LNT) at the Barre Opera House on Saturday, July 22 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday July 23 at 2 p.m.

The musical by Andrew Lippa is based on the comic strip, television series and movies, and is the largest show the theater has done since the pandemic. It’s one of the company’s largest shows ever with a cast of 22, live orchestra, enormous set, costumes and choreography.

“The Addams Family” celebrates the return of actor-director Eric Love, choreographer Taryn Noelle, musical director Patrick Wickliffe (Cabaret) and so many LNT fan favorites. The show also features LNT students from its educational programs on stage and behind the scenes.

Lost Nation Theater brings together Vermont performers, artists from across the country, and 10 aspiring actor-singer-dancers, age 12 to 21, who spent eight-hour days training in a “boot camp” intensive for this project, “The Addams Family.”

In the cast are Wyatt Aubut as Pugsley, Kianna Bromley as Grandma, Alex Gossard (coming in from NYC) as Gomez, Marc Lamontagne as Lucas, Coyah Mosher as Wednesday, William Pelton as Mal, Mark S. Roberts as Fester, Jim Thompson as Lurch and Caira Adams, Tristan Blumenthal, Anders Bright, Jessica Della Pepa Clayton, Ruby Dyson Dias, Sam Empey, Aster Figliola, Maya Kotkes-Cummings, Evelyn Rocha, Laura Valastro, Rosalie Wasser, and Julia Wulf as The Ancestors.

“The Addams Family” also features the work of a creative team that includes choreographer Taryn Noelle, musical director Patrick Wickliffe, lighting designer Samuel J Biondolillo; scenic designer Kelly Daigneault, stage manager and props designer Avalon Dziak, dance captain Sam Empey, costume designers Cora Fauser and Suzanne Kneller, assistant director Katie Genzer and sound engineer Andrew Vachon. Production assistants include Emily Cook, McKenna Stark and Ben Jeffries with Kianna Bromley and Jessica Clayton pulling double-duty designing make-up and hair.

Tickets are available online at lostnationtheater.org, by phone, (802) 229-0492.

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