Meet the Cast and Crew of The Addams Family: School Edition, Plus Our Sponsors!

The Addams Family, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family–a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before–keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

Show Times: April 11-13, 7:00pm at St. Thomas Aquinas High School (197 Dover Point Road, Dover, NH 03820)

Meet the cast and crew of The Addams Family: School Edition!

Duncan Hamel ’25 – Gomez Addams

Duncan is excited to be making his STA theater debut! Duncan recently just moved to Dover from Kittery, Maine, and is a junior at STA. He’s spent a lot of time in the music department in the Concert and Chamber Choirs. Duncan is playing Gomez in this production and is eager to perform in April!

Faith Barrett ’24 – Wednesday Addams

Faith Barrett is so excited to be participating in her last show at STA, The Addams Family. She has participated in several shows throughout the past three years, including the Stage Manager character in Final Dress Rehearsal, Cinderella’s Mother in Into The Woods, Ensemble in Little Women, Enid Hoopes in Legally Blonde, Professor Plum in Clue, and most recently, Wednesday in The Addams Family. She is heavily involved in music both in and out of school, being choir president, and participating in music ministry, select choir, and singing at church. She is co-president of the drama club and can’t wait for you to see the show!

Lhana Richard ’25 – Pugsley Addams

Lhana Richard (Pugsley) is excited for her STA theater debut with The Addams Family. Lhana has vast acting experience in Musical Theatre as well as TV/Film. Most recent Film projects include: Spirited, 1988, Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, and Race Against Time. Most recent theatrical performances include: Godspell (Rochester Opera House), A Christmas Carol (Palace Theatre), The Addams Family (Rochester Opera House) and Singing in the Rain (Palace Theatre). The Addams Family is very special to Lhana. This is her third time performing in this show. She has played Morticia and Wednesday in past productions. She is thankful to her STA community for this different type of opportunity. Enjoy the show!

Sami Leary ’24 – Uncle Fester

Sami Leary is a senior and is extremely excited to play Uncle Fester in The Addams Family Musical at STA. This will be her fourth and final production at STA. Some of her most recent shows include Legally Blonde as Brooke Wyndham, Clue as Mr. Green, and Beehive as Allison. She is so thankful to be a part of this wonderful cast of The Addams Family!

Amelia Harper ’24 – Grandma Addams 

Amelia is very excited to be playing Grandma Addams in The Addams Family. She’s currently a senior and plans to major in Creative Writing in college. Amelia’s previous shows include Clue, Legally Blonde, and Little Women. She’s very excited for this production, and would like to thank all of the amazing cast and crew members who helped the show come together.

Nic Coffey ’24 – Lurch

Nicholas Coffey is a senior at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School and has been in the school’s drama program since 2021’s Bittersweet production. Since then, he has been in a handful of other productions, namely Into The Woods, Clue, Little Women, and Legally Blonde.

Merrill Tode ’24 – Morticia Addams

Merrill is a senior and will be studying Metallurgical Engineering at South Dakota School of Mines this fall. In her time at STA, Merrill has participated in volleyball and quizbowl as well as theater. Some of her recent roles include Miss Scarlett in Clue, Grandmaster Chad and Carlos in Legally Blonde and Stepmother in Into the Woods. Merrill is so grateful to share the stage with this amazing group of people, and the guidance she had received throughout this production. Go Saints!

Damian Lotz ’25 – Mal Beineke

Damian Lotz is a Junior at STA. He has been acting in the theater department since freshman year and has been in all the productions since then. Most recently, he has played Wadsworth in Clue. He has also played John Brook in Little Women, Jack in Into the Woods, and more. Before coming to STA, he has performed small roles in a few Shakespeare plays with a homeschooling acting group called Perform It! He is happy to be playing Mal Beineke in The Addams Family and hopes that this production goes well.

Mary Winter ’25 – Alice Beineke

Mary Winter is a 16 year old junior at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Dover. She cantors for funerals at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church in Hampton, helps with the Children’s Choir, and teaches Faith Formation there. Mary takes piano and vocal lessons, is a member of the STA Chamber Choir, Music Ministry, and Drama Club, and has made All-State for Classical and Jazz vocals for 2 years.She has appeared as Baker’s Wife in Sondheim’s Into the Woods, Mrs. Peacock in Clue: On Stage!, and many more! In the STA spring production of The Addams Family, she is taking on the role of Alice Beineke, a bubbly, rhyming mother who withholds mysteriously dark secrets from her family. Mary wants to thank her fun-loving castmates, dedicated family, and amazing director for an unforgettable season and the opportunity to perform!

Katelynn Houle ’24 – Ancestor and Dance Captain

Katelynn Houle is so excited to be participating in her senior year show, The Addams Family. She is cast as an Ancestor (ensemble member) and is the Dance Captain for the musical. She participated in last year’s production of Legally Blonde in the roles of various background characters and helped choreograph for that show as well. Katelynn has been an Irish step dancer for twelve years, and has also been involved in several singing and playing groups throughout her life. She is graduating this spring of 2024 and is undecided where she wants to go for college. She hopes to finish off senior year strong with an amazing and hilarious show!

Basil Lotz ’27 – Ancestor

Basil is a student of the Saint Thomas Aquinas High School community who has overcome the timidness that has plagued him for years to be a part of the production of The Addams Family, his second Saint Thomas Aquinas school play/musical. He is a proud Catholic, which means he will tell you when you are doing something wrong, in any way shape or form. Basil is also a part of the Saint Thomas Aquinas choir class, and likes songs from the 60s (A.K.A. the best time for music) and loves correcting your grammatical mistakes and loves a large lexicon.

Lila Anthony ’25 – Ancestor

Lila is a transfer student this year and is currently a junior. She loves all different types of performing whether that be singing, dancing, acting, or public speaking. She has been acting since the early age of 5 and has starred in many different productions. Some of Lila’s recent roles include Jasmine in Aladdin, Dorothy in Wizard of Oz, and Ms. White in the STA’s fall production of Clue. She is so excited to be a part of The Addams Family!

Maddie Shilling ’25 – Ancestor

Maddie is a junior and has participated in a total of five shows at STA including Clue, Legally Blonde, Little Women, and Into the Woods. She is currently theater vice president and a member of the STA jazz band. She has many years of dance experience and currently dances with Joy of Dance. Additionally, she is a violinist in the UNH Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Aiden Rodrigues ’26 – Ancestor

Aiden Rodrigues is a sophomore at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Dover who is extremely excited to be a part of the production of The Addams Family. He has participated in many performances in the past. At STA, he has played Warner in Legally Blonde, and the father in Little Women. At his previous middle school, he played Baloo in The Jungle Book, and many other shows including Lion King and Into the Woods.

Katelyn Rice ’24 – Stage Manager

Katelyn Rice is excited to be The Stage Manager for the St. Thomas Aquinas production of The Addams Family. She has been Stage Manager for STA’s 2 previous shows, Clue and Legally Blonde. She is a senior at St. Thomas Aquinas planning on going to Cedar Crest College next year to earn her Forensic Science degree.

Hannah Cressey ’24 – Assistant Stage Manager

Hannah Cressey is in her senior year at STA. She is the Assistant Stage Manager in The Addams Family production, and has helped in previous productions, both Clue and Legally Blonde. Her favorite scene from this show is Full Disclosure. Hannah participates in both ballet and tap at Kadee’s Tumbleweed. She is looking forward to studying Elementary Education next year.

Oliver Schartner ’26 – Lucas

David Costello ’26 – Ancestor

Dominic Larose ’26 – Ancestor

Ainsley Morehead ’26 – Ancestor

Shiloh Bannon ’27 – Ancestor

Keegan Kmiec ’27 – Ancestor

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