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 award-winning author with 12 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 7 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 3 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 children's book, Lamby the Lonely Lamby, won a Silver Medal in the Mom's Choice Awards. Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and so did Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Book 5, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost, and Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah was a Finalist in Authorsdb First Lines Contest. Book 4 of Davey & Derek Series was a Finalist in Red City Review. 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 3 of Abby & Holly series for girls, a fairy tale and Book 6 of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2019 along with more children's books. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, 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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