By on September 25, 2018

The Greece Performing Arts Society (GPAS) moves forward with the newly reopened Greece Theatre Company and the production of  The Addams Family. The production will be held at the 700-seat Lyric Theatre Main Stage, located at 440 East Avenue in downtown Rochester from October 26 through November 4, 2018.

Featuring the original characters from the television series and cartoons, the story follows every father’s worst nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. 

GPAS President, Eric Vaughn Johnson, reveals that this year’s production is intended for the whole family. “While last year’s production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame was a darker show aimed for adults, The Addams Family is a show you’ll want to bring the young ones to,” Johnson boasted this GPAS production has three professionals bringing multiple talents to the stage.

Matt Mayne (Artistic Director) received his Masters Degree in Adolescent English Education in from SUNY Brockport and currently teaches English at Victor Senior High School.

Laura Marron (Choreographer) studied Musical Theatre at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory and has been performing, directing, and choreographing in the Rochester area for many years. 

Jim Schmitt (Vocal Director) is a free-lance musical director, accompanist and composer who has worked in the Western New York State area for well over forty years.

The cast is made up of twenty-one local adult performers from around Monroe County. There are also four youth actors filling in roles in the ensemble.

Leading the cast is Gabriel Brett (Gomez) who has been actively involved in theatre since he was ten; Brigette Meskell (Morticia Addams) is a Senior at SUNY Brockport; Katie McCombs (Wednesday Addams) is a Junior at Victor Senior High School; Brent Neeley (Uncle Fester Addams) has been seen on stage in many local productions and he has sung with Madrigalia, First Inversion, and the Eastman Rochester Chorus; Jenna Owens (Grandma Addams) attended Berklee College of Music for Vocal Performance. She also had the opportunity to travel throughout Italy performing in five different cities with the Greece Athena High School Show Choir as Music Captain; Jack Diskin (Pugsley Addams) is a LeRoy High School alumni currently attending Genesee Community College with a strive for theatre. Rounding out the cast will be John Caboot (Lurch), Jason Kiersbilck (Lucas), Emily Beseau (Alice), Joe Badaracco (Mal), Emily Lipski, Erynn Hill, Kelsey MacKellar, Shelby Dunning, Wayne Dunbar (Featured Dancers), J. Ian Reynolds, Andrew Theede, Bridget Blakely, Lisa Lipski, Barbara Martorana, Steve Cortese, Nic Samper, Riley Ball, and Sadie Ball (Ensemble).

The Addams Family performance dates include Friday, October 26 at 7:30PM, Saturday, October 27 at 7:30PM, Sunday, October 28 at 2PM, Thursday, November 1 at 7:30PM, Friday, November 2 at 7:30PM (ASL Interpreted Performance), Saturday, November 3 at 7:30PM, and Sunday, November 4 at 2PM. Tickets are available online at and at all area Wegmans. Tickets are $25 for adults and $22 for seniors and students. For more information visit, follow GPAS on Facebook or call the GPAS Hotline at (585) 234-5636.

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