The Franklin Area Community Theater will perform “Addams Family Musical”

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FRANKLINTON — The Franklinton-area Community Theater will perform “The Addams Family Musical” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are available online at Eventbrite.com and at the door. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for students, and free for children under 5.

Founded in 2004, FACT is a nonprofit children’s theater group that meets at Franklinton High School. Former Franklinton High School drama teacher Lisa Lawrence and music director Windy Edwards lead the organization.

Young people interested in theatre, including stage performance, directing, stage management, technical support and set design, are invited to join the other 60 members – which currently include students from county public schools of Franklin, local private schools and home schools. The actors are between 5 and 18 years old.

Parents are encouraged to get involved by helping manage various aspects of the plays, including supervision, costumes, and publicity.


FACT has performed a wide variety of pieces over the years, including “Godspell”, “The Wizard of Oz”, “Alice in Wonderland”, “Into the Woods”, “Seussical”, “The Pied Piper”, ” Willy Wonka,” “The Little Mermaid Jr.” “Dr. Dolittle”, “Schoolhouse Rock”, “Mary Poppins”, “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Sound of Music”.

All individuals must audition for upcoming shows. FACT’s spring productions typically feature the youngest children in the group, and shows are expanded to include as many people as possible. Fall productions are a more elite bunch, and those interested should be prepared for cuts at auditions.

Senior Whitley Lynn — a FACT member since kindergarten — is set to play her dream role as Wednesday Addams in her latest show. Lynn was a Triangle Rising Stars Best Actress finalist last year for singing a song from the show.

“The Addams Family Musical” will be Lynn’s 20th performance. She holds the record for appearing on the most FACT shows without missing one.

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