Lincoln Orens Middle School presents “Shrek the Musical, Jr.”
Lincoln Orens Middle School Theatre Group presented DreamWork’s “Shrek the Musical, Jr.,” with two performances on March 17 and 18. The play told the tale of Shrek, everyone’s favorite ogre, who led a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. The show featured 37 cast members and a backstage crew of 22 students. Fifth, sixth and seventh graders did an outstanding job with the sound and light production of the show.
The spring production opened with Mama and Papa Ogre along with the Company singing “Big, Bright, Beautiful World,” followed by several more songs such as “Story of My Life,” “Make A Move” and most notability, “I’m A Believer.” Some beloved characters in the cast included Shrek played by Cameron Straub, Fiona played by Emily Trainor, Donkey played by Dominic DeJesus and Lord Farquaad played by David Cruz.
The production team included Director/Choreographer Aidan McGlone, along with Assistant Director Johanna Appel, Costume Designer Diana Vazquez and Set Designer Michael Giardino, who also directed lighting and sound with Linda Rusnak.
“These dedicated and talented students lit up the stage with their energy leaving the audience wanting more,” said the Director/Choreographer and Lincoln Orens Middle School Music Teacher Aidan McGlone.