The Addams Family Musical at Derry Opera House!

The Addams Family Musical



My husband and I went to a play, The Addams Family Musical, put on by the Kids Coop Theater at the Derry Opera House in Derry, New Hampshire on Saturday, July 23. It was quite a fun romp with a darkly comedic twist.

Anyone who remembers the TV show, The Addams Family, and its catchy song will know what I mean by its dark and macabre setting.


Two of my grandsons had leads as members of this famous family. My oldest grandson, Daniel (above with me), was Uncle Fester (this is his last show with the opera house, going to college in the fall, UNH). My younger grandson, Joey, played the role of Pugsley. Both of them did a tremendous job in their roles making this Grammy quite proud.

Here’s Daniel as Uncle Fester professing his love for the moon. I manage to take this at the back of the theater when no one was looking, LOL!


Here’s Joey as Pugsley with my two youngest grandchildren.


The show was quite a production by Kids Coop Theater and their creative director, staff, parents and volunteers. The fabulous music was provided by members of the Londonderry High School Band conducted by their dedicated instructor, Serge Beaulieu. Photos weren’t allowed so I took these after the show.

Here’s Lurch, the butler.


The actors worked tirelessly with many hours of practice each week. The joy of performing was evident in the faces of the smiling high school students. My grandson, Joey, was the youngest actor in the play. He loved every minute of performing with his oldest brother. Acting seems to be in my three grandsons’ blood. They also sing like angels. My middle grandson, Jason, helped back stage since there were no more available parts for him.

This is one of many shows in which they have performed for Kids Coop Theater and also Derry Opera House. Joey and Jason will continue to perform until they, too, reach high school or age 18.

Congratulations to all the incredibly talented actors, hard-working and creative Kids Coop staff, and the amazing and supportive parents for making this fantastic show possible.

I posted a YouTube video on my FB page of this play which I could not copy here. Go to @janicespina7 to view it.

These photos are courtesy of Doug Rathburn, photographer extraordinaire, who covers all the plays for Kids Coop Theater and Derry Opera House.


The cast of The Addams Family members

I look forward to more wonderful shows with my grandsons and other talented actors from several New Hampshire towns.

Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed this post.

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About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 37 books: 18 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, one young adult book, written under Janice Spina, and 5 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 28 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 4 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear 11 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-6 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 5 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 1 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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6 Responses to The Addams Family Musical at Derry Opera House!

  1. Chris White says:

    Wow. Wish I could have seen that.

  2. Kev says:

    Cool! 😀

  3. Norah says:

    How lovely to see your talented family members among the cast. I hope you will enjoy many other such performances.

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