Again, OCP delivered the entire package - the venue, the performances, set, lighting, costumes, makeup, choreography, some fun special effects...and an excellent 12 piece orchestra under the direction of Matthew Meeuwse.
The inimitable Evan Pinsonnault was in his element as the suave charmer Gomez, passionately devoted to his wife, Morticia, (beautifully played by Alissa Britten) - facing assorted moral dilemmas involving conflicting loyalties to wife and daughter, Wednesday (Grace Rosen) who finds herself in love with a "normal" guy (Christian Wojtowicz, recently seen in RWT's Godspell) who proves himself ready to join the family in the fun number "Crazier than You."
All of the leads were excellent. Michael Crawford was a creepily cute Uncle Fester, falling in love with the moon. Evan Stehlik was an endearingly masochistic Pugsley, with a great voice. The mysteriously impish and rude grandma was played with relish by Kathy Kowalski. "Normal" parents Micheal Windnagle and Mandy Bashore were a hoot - especially Mandy's transformation after drinking a potion to bring our her "darker nature." Quentiin Brainard was the quintessential Lurch, only breaking into song at the end, with a voice worth waiting for.
The costumes were great - especially the wide assortment of ghostly "ancestors," all in shades of gray and white. (Costumes were designed by a team of seven) Choreographer Erica Duffield deserves applause for some great dance numbers featuring these motley ghosts.
This standing-ovation performance continues
Friday/Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 3
tickets $20 adults ($18 sr. & student - $10 for 13 and under)
Get them while you can at:
122 E. Main Street
Owosso, Mich. 48867
Easy to find, and well worth the drive.