By Cody Willoughby
WEST MILTON — The Milton-Union Theatre Department is proud to present “Shrek: The Musical,” a play by William Stieg based upon the Dreamworks Animation motion picture.
The musical will be presented in the Milton-Union High School Commons on Friday, Nov. 17, and Saturday, Nov. 18, at 7p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m.
“This show is made up of a great cast that features a lot of talented kids,” said director Kellie Mahaney. “So many of these kids are actively involved in other things, and it was a great musical to rehearse in groups. The dancing is stellar, the singing is outstanding, and the acting was always a top priority.”
Milton-Union senior Hannah Everhart, who plays Fiona, said of the musical, “It’s not a traditional show, and I think that’s what I like most about it. It’s very funny, and it brings everybody together.”
Alex Moore, a Milton-Union senior who plays Donkey, said, “The theater program is great, because it’s made up of people who are already heavily involved in other programs, as well as those who aren’t. The program reaches out and encourages others to join and allows them to be a part of something special.”
Along with Everhart and Moore, the cast includes Luke Barnes as Shrek’s Father and German Pig, Paige Barnes as Duloc Dancer, Campbell Berner as Raggedy Ann, William Brock as Bishop and Guard, Matthew Brown as Guard, Nikolas Brown as Grumpy, Alexis Collins as Mad Hatter and Dragonette, Cody Dohrman as Peter Pan, Sydney Dohrman as Little Red Riding Hood and Blind Mouse, Mya Evans as Sugar Plum Fairy and Gingerbread, Ava Fulker as Duloc Dancer, Cayden Galentine as Fiona’s Father and German Pig, Hadley Galentine as Raggedy Ann, Karma Gillette as Fairy Godmother and Dragonette, Grace Helser as Puss in Boots, Chloe Howell as Duloc Dancer, Gabrielle Huffman as Duloc Dancer, Laura Huffman as Dragon, Luke Huffman as Shrek, Emma Lehman as Esmerelda and Dragonette, Ally Lyons as Fiona’s Mother, Wendy, and Dragonette, Lilian Macke as Duloc Dancer, Blake McIntosh as Papa Bear, Maggie Moore as Snow White and Blind Mouse, Ryan Moore as Big Bad Wolf, Jacob Motz as Pinocchio, Sam Motz as Lord Farquaad, Logan Nation as Little Shrek, Abby Oaks as Humpty Dumpty, Lizzie Oaks as Dorothy, Jake Palmisano as Guard, Emily Peck as Shrek’s Mother, Regan Robinson as Duloc Dancer, Kailyn Rohrer as Young Fiona, Kyleigh Ryan as Tinkerbell, Ryan Schlecht as German Pig, Bailee Shaw as Lady Pirate, Kaitlyn Shirk as Duloc Dancer, Lainie Smith as Cinderella and Blind Mouse, and Sierra Smith as Mama Bear.
Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors, and are available at the door for each performance.
The two-act production runs approximately two hours with a 15 minute intermission. It is requested that all attendants arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to the start of the show.
“Shrek: The Musical” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.
For more information, visit www.milton-union.k12.oh.us.