Ken Morrison

‘You’ll die laughing’ during Spooktacular in Chemainus

A crew of Chemainus seniors is presenting a sultry and spooky Halloween show Oct. 31 to Nov. 3.

A crew of Chemainus seniors is planning a tribute to Halloween that’s as sultry as it is spooky.

Spooktacular — a comical Addams Family tribute infused with a touch of burlesque — premieres Halloween night, director and producer Dawn Adams said.

The show revolves around Fester Addams’ return from the Bermuda Triangle — via a seance — with an entourage of supernatural friends in tow.

Comic hijinks ensues when Fester and company pay a visit to This Blood’s For You, a Transylvanian burlesque club staffed by vampires.

The hip-shaking, rump-smacking dance number that follows is guaranteed to raise a few eyebrows as a cast of “vamps and burlesque queens” snakes its way through the crowd, draping boas around audience members’ necks.

Cameos by witches, ghouls and familiar Addams Family members — including Michael Pickard as “gorgeous” Gomez and Carol Fowler as the “marvelous” Mortisha — round out a show that’s “so comical you’ll die laughing,” Adams said.

Spooktacular will feature a costume contest, too, Adams said, offering one and all a chance to “dress up, dress down — scare all the folks in town!”

Spooktacular runs from Thursday, Oct. 31 through Sunday, Nov. 3 at the Mount Brenton Golf Club.

Sunday’s show has already sold out, but tickets are still available for the troupe’s first three showings.

Cocktails will be served at 5 p.m. with a deluxe buffet dinner — crafted by Clubhouse Catering — scheduled for 6 p.m. The curtain rises at 7 p.m.

Tickets cost $25 per person and are available at the Mount Brenton Golf Club, Chemainus Foods and 49th Parallel Grocery in Chemainus.

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