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Spring Musical The Addams Family Was a Hit!

Summary: Mark Your Calendars!

Ballard High School Playmakers Present the Spring Musical, The Addams Family!

March 14, 15, 16, 22, 23 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday March 24 at 2 p.m.

Addams Family Cast on Stage

The Ballard High School Playmakers are pleased to present The Addams Family musical, March 14, 15, 16, and March 22, 23 at 7:30 and March 24 at 2:00 p.m., with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice.

The Addams Family musical is based on the quirky characters created by Charles Addams in his darkly humorous cartoons published in the New Yorker from 1937 through the 1980s. These kooky characters, with their gleeful obsession with the macabre, represent the offbeat, weird and loving sides of us all. In this story, wild child Wednesday, the now 18-year-old daughter, falls in love with a normal boy, Lucas, and invites him and his painfully prosaic family to dinner at her house. Chaos ensues, secrets are revealed and family bonds are tested. The musical is campy and funny, and is ultimately an affirming story about family, acceptance and joy.

The Ballard High School’s production of The Addams Family is directed by Miller Shor with musical direction by the BHS choir director, Courtney Rowley, and choreography by Megan Moore. Daniel Valdez, BHS orchestra director, will conduct the pit orchestra. View cast list.

Performance Details

  • Tickets: Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students and staff.
    • Performances will take place at Ballard High School’s Earl Kelly Center for the Performing Arts at 1418 NW 65th St. in Seattle.

Questions? Contact: Ms. Miller; or Ms. Rowley;

Direct of Theatre Miller Shor

As we begin the new year, I want to provide you with an update on our theater director position. I am pleased to share with you that Miller Shor is now officially the drama director at Ballard HS. I am confident that Miller will ensure that the Ballard theater program continues to operate at a high level while also prioritizing the needs and wellbeing of students.” ~ Ballard HS Principal Abby Hunt. Please join me in welcoming Ms. Miller to the Ballard community! If you wish to contact her, her email address is

Miller Shor is the Director of Theatre and is in her first year teaching and is so grateful to have landed in such a warm and welcoming community for the beginning of her career. Before arriving at Ballard, Ms. Miller worked at Global Arts Plus in St. Paul, Minnesota, and at the Northwest School of the Arts as an educational assistant. At Global Arts Plus, she also worked extensively in the after-school program, working with her mentor and friend Eliza Rasheed to produce and direct shows like Mary Poppins and Seedfolks. Ms. Miller is glad to be continuing the work of her mentors, Ms. Rasheed and Nicole Brewer, in bringing anti-racist theatre curriculum to Ballard High School. Ms. Miller completed her undergraduate training at Macalester College, where she graduated with honors in theatre, as well as receiving an advanced playwriting credential from the National Theatre Institute. She completed her Masters in Teaching at Seattle University, where she was awarded the St. Ignatius award for education. Ms. Miller maintains a professional life as a playwright. Her plays have been produced internationally, and in 2019 she was a semi-finalist for the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center.

About Ballard Performing Arts

The award-winning Ballard High School Performing Arts Program has gained regional, national, and international acclaim for their dynamic and inspired performances. The Music Department includes three concert bands, one concert choir, two treble choirs, two concert orchestras, percussion ensemble, two jazz bands, a brass band, one jazz choir, a fiddle ensemble, and multiple chamber ensembles. The Theatre Department offers classes in Technical Theatre, Theatre I and II, and Play Production, while the Ballard Playmakers produce two plays and one musical theatre production each year. Over 400 students – approximately one-fourth of the school – participate in these music and theatre opportunities. Ballard Performing Arts sets a high standard of excellence for all students, ensembles, and productions while developing individual artistry through the study of high-quality repertoire and exceptional performance opportunities.

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