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New Musical Debuts This Summer At Gallo Center

All are encouraged to support young artists as they present YES Company’s 32nd annual, all-student Broadway-style spectacular.

Youth Entertainment Stage (YES) Company is an audition-based youth theater company that produces a full-length Broadway musical each summer. Directed and designed by local theater professionals, the cast for all YES Company productions features only students in grades 7-12.

Scheduled in the Mary Stuart Rogers Theater at Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto, The Addams Family is a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, and features an original story that is every father’s nightmare. 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. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – 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.

Based on characters created by Charles Addams, the YES Company show is directed by Maggie Sniffen.

Ticket costs are $14, $20, $25, $35 and $45, depending on location. Gallo Center is at 1000 I St., Modesto. Performances are Thursday and Friday, July 20 and 21, at 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, July 22 and 23, 2 p.m.

YES Company is a partnership of the Gallo Center for the Arts and the Stanislaus County Office of Education.

The Addams Family School Edition, a new musical, is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide.