December 6, 2022 Local Stories in and Around St. Joseph, Illinois

‘This role has been an amazing one to take on’

Wyatt Loghry has loved the Addams Family since he was little.

And now, he is playing the patriarch, Gomez Addams.

Loghry and a cast of dozens more will bring the eccentric family to life Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph-Ogden High School.

Tickets are $9 for adults, $8 for students and $7 for seniors and kids under 12 at the door.


Loghry said his character is an overly endearing father and husband.

“Who probably literally kisses the ground his wife walks on,” he said. “He loves telling stories, jokes, sword fighting and dancing with Morticia.”

Loghry said it has been amazing to see the characters he is so familiar with transformed into a musical.

“I’ve loved the Addams Family since I was little, and this role has been an amazing one to take on,” he said. “I’ve been snapping along with the theme song for a very long time, and seeing it being transformed into a musical is so wonderful for me.”

Loghry said Gomez has been a challenging character because of his unique accent that Loghry has worked to develop since being cast. He said he has to keep the accent consistent while annunciating words and speaking clearly.

“Challenging but extremely fun,” Loghry said.

Loghry’s favorite part of the show is the penultimate musical number, Morticia and Gomez’s tango that reignited their love for each other.

“The choreography is phenomenal and electrifying,” he said. “It is the perfect way to segue in the grand finale number.”

Loghry describes the musical, which focuses on Wednesday Addams bring home a boyfriend she plans to marry, as one of the funniest most entertaining musicals the program has done.

“Filled to the brim with jokes and plenty of innuendos for parents to explain to their children,” he said. “A story of a long-beloved, not-so-normal family coming to terms with growing up, change, and the trials and tribulations of love. Between the laughs and tears, there’s never a dull moment in this show.”

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