COAL CITY – Coal City High School is bringing your favorite ogre to the stage with the upcoming production of “Shrek the Musical.”
In a faraway 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 donkey who won’t shut up, a bad guy with a “short” temper, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero ... his name is Shrek!
Full of all-new songs, great dancing and scenery, “Shrek the Musical” is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and fun for everyone in the whole family, according to a news release from the school.
Performances will be at Coal City High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. March 14; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. March 15; and at 2 p.m. March 16 and admission is $5.
Tickets are on sale now. The casting is as follows:
Shrek: Josh Lacy
Princess Fiona: Jackie McCollough
Donkey: Carlos Shoemaker
Lord Farquaad: Wyatt Onsen
Dragon: Rachel Drauden
Young Shrek: Kit Clayburn
Teen Fiona: Leah Campos
Young Fiona: Lauren Phillips
Gingy’s Acting Voice: Hannah Zickefoose
Gingy’s Singing Voice: Emma Washburn
Pinocchio: Kevin Soto
Sugar Plum Fairy: Olivia Kosch
Fairy Godmother: Morgan Leopold
Big Bad Wolf: Tyler Rodgers
Mama Bear: Hope Connelly
Papa Bear: Joe Giordano
Baby Bear: Cody Rogers
Mad Hatter: Juan Munoz
Peter Pan: Andrew Elledge
Three Little Pigs: Tristan Lehnert, Joey Fatigante and Michael Steffes
White Rabbit: Jake Scerine
Wicked Witch: Lauren Kmetz
Elf: Kaitlyn Thayer
Mama Ogre: Rachel Drauden
Papa Ogre: Tyler Rodgers
Three Blind Mice: Kat Druse, Tori Knutson and Tori White
Dwarf (Farquaad’s Father): Tyler Polarek
Ugly Duckling: Sammie Olson
Thelonius: Jeremy Anderson
Captain: Tyler Shirkey
Male Ensemble/Guards: Jon Englert, Joe Giordano, Tyler Shirkey, Logan Leranger and Jeremy Anderson
Female Ensemble: Becca Stiles, Mackenzie Bugg, Elaina Bach, Miranda Starks and Jami Vescovi
Dance Ensemble: Cheyenne Phillips, Macey Spencer, Daniell VanCura, Mackenzie Smolik, Sierra Hilliard, Celine Johnson, Erika Caher and Allison Norris
Children Ensemble: Gabby Cinotto, Sophia Jakubowski, Rebecca Connelly and Peighton Gill
Dragon Operators: Cal Smolik and Bryan Stopka
Kim Scerine will serve as the choreographer.
This production is being directed by Jack Micetich with vocal direction by Sherfy Browning. Tom Ruzinok will lead the orchestra, while Celeste Sheridan acts as an artistic designer and Brandon Lewis serves as the lighting designer.
For tickets or information, visit CCHShrek.weebly.com.