Meet Wednesday Addams
Now let’s meet the daughter! Dark and unforgiving, Wednesday Addams keeps all members on their toes with her witty and terrifically dry sense of humour. Like any teenage girl, Wednesday wants nothing more than for her family to just be “normal” for one night while they meet the parents of the boy she has fallen in love with. No stranger to the stage, Year 12 student Cleo Bongers ensures Wednesday will show you the dark side.
What do you love about your role?
I love that I get the opportunity to represent the percentage of moody teenage girls in a witty and dark-humoured character like Wednesday. I love that Wednesday is at a confusing time of her life where she is struggling between two versions of herself, the mono-toned Addams-like version and the giggly newly-in-love version.
Where did the inspiration come from?
I actually watched the Addams Family animation where Wednesday’s dark and witty humour is a highlight of the show. I love playing a teenager, as I can really relate to Wednesday and where she is coming from.
How have rehearsals been going?
Rehearsals have been coming together quite well, all the songs and dances are in the midst of being refined and perfected. Over the next few weeks the rehearsals are going to very big with so many ‘ancestors’ requiring body paint.
What is your background in performing?
I started singing lessons when I was in Grade 4, but I started singing way before then around the house. My first show was Aladdin where I was given the role of Princess Jasmine. In 2019 I played the sassy bombshell Heddy La Rue in TCC’s How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying.
What is the best part about rehearsals?
The best part of this experience is getting the opportunity to use skills I have to entertain. I love being on stage and in this incredible show it is so fulfilling to work alongside other amazing performers.
What is the highlight of the show for you?
The highlight of the show has to be the moral, that love conquers all! And the incredible dance numbers!
How will it make people feel?
I think people will enjoy this show because at its core, it explores themes of love and family, things that everyone can relate to. It is a fun, light-hearted and witty musical for all ages.
The show is a feel-good musical, it will definitely pull on the heart-strings of the audience in certain scenes. It will certainly finish leaving the audience grateful for their on weird and wacky family.
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