Gazette News Report
JAMESTOWN – Greeneview High School’s Bullock Auditoria will be transformed into a faraway kingdom when the school presents “Shrek the Musical” Friday and Saturday April 22-23.
Based on the Oscar winning DreamWorks film, the musical brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to dazzling new life on stage and proves that there is more to the story than meets the ears.
In the kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre – not a handsome prince – shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a lovable donkey who’s annoyingly chatty, a bad guy with a short temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairytale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand … and his name is Shrek.
Leading the cast of characters is Mackenzie Dailey as Shrek, Conner Myers as Fiona, Taylor Stanley as Donkey, Robbie Engle as Lord Farquaad, Baylee Yost as Dragon, Austen Walker as Pinocchio, and Jenna Kepler as the Gingerbread Man (affectionately known as Gingy). Making his first appearance on any stage will be 6-year-old Michael Jauss, who will be starring as Little Shrek There will be a few entertaining cameo appearances by Greeneview staff members as well.
There will actually be four different Fionas. Three of them, Myers, Brooklyn Biggs (starring as teen Fiona) and Adara Brooks, a seventh grader who will play young Fiona, all sing a special song together called “I Know It’s Today,” which is a memorable highlight in the first act. The fourth Fiona, ogre Fiona, will be played by Cassidy Collins, who is seen later during the transformation scene.
The show is directed by Jennifer Jauss and Steve Shiveley and choreographed by Brianna Elwert.
Both performances begin 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors and can be purchased at the door. The school is at 4710 Cottonville Road.
Gazette News Report compiled by Scott Halasz.