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"SHREK The Musical Jr." Coming to a Theater Near You
NCHS Theatre’s Freshmen and Sophomore musical features
“SHREK The Musical Jr.”
Friday, November 1st, 7 p.m. Saturday, November 2nd, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
New Canaan High School Auditorium
NCHS students in rehearsals for "Shrek Jr"
Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in “SHREK The Musical JR.,” the newest production by New Canaan High School Theatre’s Freshmen and Sophomore musical company. Performances take place Friday, November 1st, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, November 2nd, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., at the New Canaan High School Auditorium, in New Canaan, CT. Tickets are $15 and $18. Visit www.newcanaanhighschooltheatre.com
Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and acclaimed Broadway musical, “SHREK The Musical JR.,” starseveryone's favorite ogre in a "big bright beautiful world." Shrek leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.
Once upon a time, in a far-away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek. One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits - Pinocchio, Cinderella, the Three Pigs, and others - who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he's handed a task - if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn't be complete without a few twists and turns along the way.
CAST: Shrek - Andy Dooley; Fiona - Chloe Smith; Donkey - Christian Camporin; Farquaad - Alex Arnold; Pinocchio - Avery Russey; Sugar Plum Fairy/Gingy - Charlotte Jensen; Dragon - Lulu Boothe (Queen in opening act I); Tholonius - Lucas Orwicz; Teen Fiona - Nicole Talamo; Little Princess Fiona - Cassidy Hahn.
FAIRYTALE CHARACTERS: Little Red Riding Hood - Ava Zinczenko; Wolf - Harry Lee; Pig 1 - Anam Sohail; Pig 2 - Julia Waetzig; Pig 3 - Emma Cody; Peter Pan - Natasha do Valle; Wendy - Amelia Totaro; Ugly Duckling - Clara Bloom; Snow White - Naila Jakovic; Wicked Witch of the West - Tahela Denu; Dorothy - Caitlyn Gelchie; The Frog Prince - Anders Hansen; King/Pied Piper - Ethan Jones; Papa Ogre/Bishop - Jackson LaMorte; Mama Ogre/Mama Bear - Lucia Crovatto; Little Shrek/Baby Bear - Malkam Sabloff; Goldilocks - Anila Morina; Alice in Wonderland - Julia Dunn; White Rabbit - Katherine Scripps.
DRAGONETTES/DULOC/RATS DANCERS: Mia Wells (Dance Captain*), Evie Bradley, Amanda Robertson, Nicole Talamo, Sabana Reyes, Mary Graham, Sofia Paschalidis, Erica Angilletta.
3 BLIND MICE: Sofia Paschalidis, Nicole Talamo, Amanda Robertson.
PRODUCTION CREW: Choreographer - Alexandra Harte; Production Stage Manager - Alex Montano; Assistant Stage Managers - Ellen Ma and Noora Holtappels; Props Mistress - Lucy Lee; Assistant Props Mistress - Avery Russey. Lighting Crew: Caragh Dougherty and Susan Kim. Sound Board: Ian Rocha, John Taylor, Charlie Besgen, Gregory Lamoreaux. Running Crew: Peyton Lazetsky, Annie Declue, Lili Beecher, Claudia Stanley, Jackson LaMorte, Ethan Jones.
NCHS THEATRE FALL SPONSORS: Fresh Green Light; NCDA; April & Kelly; The Studio; Pressing Matters; Club Sandwich; NEAD; Karl Chevrolet; Dantini Dental; Paul's Custom Pet Food; St. Marks; Prestige; Wells Fargo; Manfredi; Sparky's Pet Service; Bright Ideas Tutoring; Attitude Dance ; Walter Stewarts.