Milling kills as Wednesday


Aisling Barry

Senior Noah Campillo and sophomore Corinne Milling try out their costumes.

Aisling Barry, Staff Writer

It’s the final minutes before the curtain rises and the show begins. In the dark, you feel a chill crawl over your arms, and the intoxicating smell of the graveyard overwhelms your senses. When the curtain rises, your night will turn a lot more creepy and kooky than expected.
Mysterious and spooky, The Addams Family is based on the beloved Addams Family television show from the 1960s but throws a twist in it. Formerly six years old, Wednesday Addams is now 18 and head-over-heels for the sweet and smart Lucas Beineke. Lucas is the exact opposite of the altogether ooky Addams family, and Wednesday has decided to invite him over for dinner. It’s a recipe for a hilarious disaster.
Self-described as someone entirely innocent of any murders, sophomore Corinne Milling excitedly pushed herself out of her comfort zone when taking on the curious character of Wednesday Addams.
Having been an ensemble member of her church’s Addams Family production three years ago, Milling was familiar with the musical before rehearsals even started.
“It’s been really fun playing Wednesday because she has been one of my dream roles, but difficult to step into the dark and angry character because I really am not like that,” Milling said.
With the recent release of Netflix’s Wednesday, The Addams Family has become a popular topic among today’s youth, but Lurch Addams, played by junior Colin Alsop, confirmed that it was, “just a lucky coincidence we’re doing it now, but I’m hoping it brings a bigger audience in for what’s definitely going to be an awesome show.”
Wednesday’s odd Uncle Fester asks mid-show, “will love triumph, or will everyone go home vaguely depressed?” To learn the answer, come to The Addams Family in the Poway Center for Performing Arts at 7 p.m. on Jan. 27 and 28 and Feb. 3 . On Feb. 4 there will be both a 2 and 7 p.m. show.
Milling can assure you that it’ll be a strange and deranged time.