Pay a call on ‘The Addams Family’ at The Ritz

PHOTO BY NICOLE WALBY Ron Boose portrays Gomez Addams (left) with Ann Schertzer as Morticia Addams (right) Tuesday night during The Ritz Players dress rehearsal of their presentation of “The Addams Family.” Performance dates are 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and July 21 and at 2 p.m. July 22 at The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students.

“The Addams Family” features an original story. Wednesday Addams has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family — a man her parents have never met. 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.

Cast and crew members are Ron Boose of Upper Sandusky as Gomez Addams, Ann Schetzer of Marion as Morticia Addams, Kyleigh Lash of Tiffin as Wednesday Addams, Simon Fletcher of Carey as Pugsley Addams, Scottie Cook Jr. of Tiffin as Uncle Fester, Seth Innis of Tiffin as Lurch, Beth Schweitzer of Tiffin as Grandma, Sarah Engeman of Fremont as Alice Beineke, Andy Conway of Findlay as Mal Beineke and Wes Vollmar of Findlay as Lucas Beineke.

The Addams ancestors are Caleb Adams, Erikka Breidenbach, Giovanni Dorsey, Leah Fletcher, Virginia Kidwell, Nathan Morton, Christina Nichols and Aren Norman of Tiffin, Katy Kohman of Gibsonburg and Dora Vollmar of Findlay.

The director is Corey Zech of Tiffin, with Lila Conley and Rachel Chiles of Belle Center as musical directors and Laura Warren of Tiffin as choreographer.