XHS Spring Musical: Shrek

XHS Spring Musical: Shrek
Posted on 02/23/2024

Xenia High School Theater is proud to present Shrek the Musical this March! Performances will be on March 7-9 and 14-16, all at 7:00 p.m. and tickets can be purchased anytime at Xeniahs.Booktix.net

The following description of the show comes from Music Theatre International:

"Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy-tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there's more to the story than meets the ears. "Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek...." And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy-tale 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. Shrek presents a treasure trove of creative opportunities, including costumes, sets, puppets, and more! Irreverently fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre."

Directors Tom Blackbern and Travis Matson, by decree of Lord Farquaad, demand to see you at Bob Hope Auditorium to enjoy this hilariously magical tale!

Featured students in the cast:

  • Shrek - Declan Cook
  • Fiona - Destiny Everhart (3/7, 3/9 and 3/15) and Houda Loukssi (3/8, 3/14, and 3/16) (Will also double as Teen Fiona, Ogre Fiona, and Blue Bird on off-night)
  • Donkey - JJ Miller
  • Lord Farquaad - Kris Pfahler
  • Pinocchio - Kaitlyn Williams
  • Dragon/Mama Ogre - Bella Myers
  • Gingy/Sugar Plum Fairy/Pied Piper - Jillian McCarthy
  • Queen Lillian/Captain of the Knights/Bishop - Rin Kelly