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Student drama club to present “Shrek the Musical”

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by Bill Dunning

 

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For the last time this school year, the community has the opportunity to see the dramatic talents of many young people in our community shine.
The Spencer County Middle School and High School Drama Department has spent countless hours putting together their production of “Shrek the Musical”, which will open this Thursday and will run through Sunday afternoon.
Adapted from the original animated movie, “Shrek the Musical” follows a not-so-friendly ogre and his adventures while meeting some interesting characters along the way including Donkey and Princess Fiona.
Since January, students have been working on many aspects of putting the show together including sets, lights, sound and acting in the show. Directed by SCMS drama teacher Shelby Steege and music director Kelsi Edelen, the students are putting the final touches on the show this week to share their hard work with children and adults alike.
“So many people know the movie and I have been stopped and asked about the show by several people in the community. Everyone knows and seems to be excited,” commented Trace Maloney, playing Shrek in the musical.
For Jill Sharp, playing Fionna, she looks forward to what the show can bring to audiences.
“This show is so interesting because it is for crowds of every age and they will all see it in different ways with different perspectives. Kids will find humor in some parts and adults in others.”
With students from the middle and high schools, each student brings a special talent to lend to putting a complete show together. Being in Spencer County stage productions since 8th grade, Maloney says this show is unique.
“This one seems to be the show everyone has put so much into. All the students involved have been acting professional and have sacrificed so much to put on a great show for our community.”
 “Shrek the Musical” will open Thursday at 7 p.m. with additional shows Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. All shows will take place at the Spencer County Middle School Theatre, 1263 Mount Washington Rd. Tickets are $5 for students, $8 for adults and may be purchased at the door.