ADDAMS FAMILY (KOOKY CAST) Scotch College

ADDAMS FAMILY (KOOKY CAST) Scotch College

Reviewed by Jacquie Wall

August 2017

I cannot even begin to articulate how amazing this production was.  The old adage of ‘Never work with children or animals’ has been totally smashed not once but twice.  Two complete casts performing on alternate nights to allow the maximum potential of these amazing students and the equally amazing school community for giving them the opportunity.

I was fortunate to see this production on final night and we all know the electricity that is in the air.  The Kooky Cast were our hosts for this performance and having first hand knowledge of some of the Creepy Cast, I can only imagine how awesome the alternate performances were.

Everyone knows the Addams Family from the Hollywood sitcom and it could be so easy to allow this production to stumble along riding on it’s infamy, however the directorial team and the cast never once allowed this to happen.  They gave the production a fresh feel whilst still staying true to the characters we know and love.  Each and every cast member contributed to the overall success of this production so I will not single anyone out, other than to say there are a huge number of very bright futures ahead.

Music was extremely tight and given the added challenge of not being in the same vicinity as the cast, the Musical Director, Briony Nickels and her team of extremely talented musicians did not suffer with time delays, which can so often happen.  Excellent job and hopefully we will see much more of your and your dedicated merry band in the future.

Finally the long-standing relationship of Goodburn/Williams going way, way back to Mayfair days has done it again.  With Adam and Linda at the helm as Directors and Choreographer, you can never go wrong.  Throw into this mix Craig Williams with his amazing Sound, Light and AV expertise, it was a night of fabulous entertainment.  Teachers take note, all students should receive an A+ for their Semester grades.

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Jacqui Wall
Involved in theatre since 1980, with Scout Performing Arts then later branching out to TASA companies. Jacqui has been involved in many aspects of theatre including: cast, directing, production and stage management and most other departments. Jacqui has been fortunate to learn lighting from some of the best including Bill Everett of Apollo Lighting.

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