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MJHS performing ‘Hauntings in Hermitage’

Mt. Juliet High School Theater Department presents Hauntings in Hermitage: Every Soul Needs to Be Loved, a written play by Rodney Parks, Randy Atkins and the rest of the staff. 

No, it’s not a musical, but it features many student picked songs by their favorite artists including: The Civil Wars’ Barton Hallow, Macavity from the musical Cats, the song Bewitched, and even a remake of Superstition, which was originally sung by Stevie Wonder.

The play itself takes place at the Addams family home, where Morticia soon realizes her children have a deadly problem. 

They are normal.  Pugsley wants to play golf and Wednesday wants to text? Even Morticia has to seek Dr. Mr. Phil for helpful suggestions on how to find herself and her lost love, Gomez. 

Gomez calls up the Hermitage, the former home of President Andrew Jackson, hoping that staying in the ghost infested haunted house would do the whole family some good.

Soon after, the Scooby Gang arrives wanting to come with the family to the Hermitage to help fight off the ghost and goblins that supposedly haunt it. 

Will Shaggy and Scooby be able to keep calm? 

How many times can we get Velma to drop her glasses? 

Will Daphne be able to play hard to get with Freddy? 

The play also features clips shoot at the hermitage for a more visual affect. 

Come see it all on Oct. 18, 20, 26, and 27. All performances start at 7 p.m.

In addition, the director of MJHS Theater Department, Mr. Parks encourages his students to learn how to write and direct his/her own play. 

All performances by a class have been written and directed by the class as a whole. 

On Oct. 18, Mr. Parks’ 2nd block Theater 1 class will be performing 48 Minutes. On the 26th, his 4th block Theater 1 class will be performing Raining on Prom Night. 

Last, his 3rd block class Theater 2 and 3 class gets 2 performances: 20th and 27th. 

They will put on Vampire House. 

Each of these performances will be at 6 p.m, prior to Hauntings of the Hermitage.

Tickets cost $5 per night, which allows you to see both the class performances as well as the Hauntings of the Hermitage performance. 

Season pass tickets are also on sale, which allows you to come to all 4 nights of performances for just $15.

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