SPOOKY: The Addams Family production will hit the stage this weekend for the Roma Performing Arts production.
SPOOKY: The Addams Family production will hit the stage this weekend for the Roma Performing Arts production. Contributed

Addams Family takes to stage

THEY'RE creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky, they're altogether ooky, the Addams Family.

The stage is set to be transformed into a dark and gloomy place as the Roma Performing Arts team takes to the stage for their rendition of the family classic, The Addams Family.

The comedy celebrates all things otherworldly with this hilarious retelling of the classic television series.

Director Trent Sellars said the performance was based on the Addams children, Wednesday and Pugsley, as they headed into adulthood.

"The TV show and movie were mainly based around Wednesday and Pugsley in their early teens, where this one takes place five years later as they approach adulthood,” he said.

"The play follows Wednesday through her new relationship and engagement to a young Lucas Beineke and all the debacles that come with the families meeting for the first time.”

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.

Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother, putting Gomez Addams in a sticky situation having to 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.

Mr Sellers said this year the performing arts group wanted to aim the show more towards adults.

"There are still children involved and it is generally still family friendly, but it is more of an adult comedy,” he said.

The Roma Performing Arts team never fails to bring the wow factor to their show and this year they have followed on with the theme of go big or go home.

"This year we had a moon which is 3m in diameter and is custom-made from China. So I think it is a pretty impressive piece of set that the audience will love,” Mr Sellers said.

Despite skipping auditions and only rehearsing for a total of 90 hours, the last dress rehearsal which The Western Star attended was slick and well put together.

"I think the show is hilarious as a performer and it is really hard to keep a straight face, so hopefully it is a hit with the audience,” Mr Sellars said.

Check out some of the action from the showcase below.