Approximately 50 members of the Philadelphia-Neshoba County Arts Council held their first rehearsal Monday night for the upcoming performance of “The Addams Family” musical. The musical is based off the 1964 television series by the same name revolving around a family of quirks and supernatural powers living in the suburbs. Performances will be held Feb. 23-March 3 at the Ellis Theater.
Approximately 50 members of the Philadelphia-Neshoba County Arts Council held their first rehearsal Monday night for the upcoming performance of “The Addams Family” musical. The musical is based off the 1964 television series by the same name revolving around a family of quirks and supernatural powers living in the suburbs. Performances will be held Feb. 23-March 3 at the Ellis Theater.
Around 50 members of the Philadelphia-Neshoba Arts Council eagerly gathered at Trinity Baptist Church for the council’s first rehearsal for their upcoming “ The Addams Family” musical. 

Tim Moore, the co-director for the musical, said he’s excited for the first musical of the year because this musical will be “different” with the diversity of people involved in the production of the program. 

“We have a lot of new people,” Moore said. “ We have a lot of people that have never been in plays before, people who have never been in our plays before, and people who are just excited about the Addams Family.” 

Moore said since he’s been involved in the arts council, the different productions that it puts on represents a place in the community where people who don’t often participate in “sports or band or something else, this is their niche.”

Jennifer Prince, who is starring in the lead role of Morticia, has been done seven plays with the council and 

“My favorite par

t is being with everyone and just having a good time.”

Sharon Stribling has been in a lot of plays before, but this is her first year that she’s participated in one of the arts council’s play. She said the thing she is looking forward to the most is “the fellowship of one another and the laughter.”

“I think it’s a great way to show people to come together, to work together, to laugh and to share stories,” Stribling said.

The performances will be held Feb. 23-March 3 at the Ellis Theater on Byrd Avenue in Philadelphia.