Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Mackay School Flavour A Feature Of The Addams Family Musical

By Chris Karas

Mackay Musical Comedy Players are celebrating the resounding success of their latest production The Addams Family Musical.

Three sell out performances at the Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre is a testimony of the talent of the hard-working local cast and creative team behind the scenes.

A feature were the efforts of the St Patrick’s College Mackay alumni and current staff and performing arts students that continue to make an impact in the wider community with their strong cultural presence.

No less than thirteen past and present students and staff showcased their skills during the popular musical that was based upon The Addams Family characters created by Charles Addams which depict a kooky and ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre.

Cast included St Patrick’s College alumni Leticia Harberger (Class of 2014/ancestor), Michelle Moore (Class of 2010/ancestor), Belinda Grech (Class of 2006/ancestor), Annaliese Mauchline (Class of 2015 and teacher/ancestor), Ebony Walker (Class of 2016 and teacher; Assistant choreographer/Dance Captain), choreographer Kyra Geoghegan (Class of 2006); Dallis McLean (Class of 2021/Wednesday Addams), Bethany Ellefson (past teacher/Assistant Director), George Rogers (Class of 2015/Lucas Beineke) and teacher Molly Rossetto (Alice Beineke) along with current students Sophie Reilly (Year 11/ancestor) and Jaxon Anderson (Year 10/ancestor) and teacher assistant Harry O’Connell (ancestor).

“The musical was a tremendous team effort by all those involved during the past three months with all making valuable contributions,” reflected Molly.

“We can’t thank the Mackay community enough for their loyal support – it was exciting to see a high number of alumni banding together with current staff and students and being involved in a quality production in the performing arts” she added.

Mackay Musical Comedy Players are now preparing for their next production Little Shop of Horrors to be staged in September.

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