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A Review: ‘Shrek The Musical’ debuts at Yelm’s Triad Theater,
A Thanksgiving holiday treat for the whole family thru Dec. 9!

Courtesy: Standing Room Only (SRO)

– Standing Room Only is proud to present… SHREK THE MUSICAL
WHEN: Nov. 16 – Dec. 9, Friday & Saturday nights at 7:30pm, Sunday matinees at 3pm.
WHERE: The Triad Arts Theater, 102 Yelm Ave. E., Yelm WA 98597
TICKETS: $10 Children 4-11 years, $15 Student 12-18 years, $17 Groups of 10 or more, $20 Senior 60+years & Military, $25 People 19-59 years.
Click here to pre-purchase tickets online.

I just returned from the fabulous Dress Rehearsal to file this report.
A delightful production for the whole family as the 2018 holiday season gets underway.
The musical directorial debut of the multi-talented Kevin McManus simply reflected this treasure (McManus) we have in our community, joined by these extraordinary magicians: Musical Direction by Claudia Simpson Jones, Choreography by Marcela Martinez & Fred Loertscher,and Producer Dawn Emilia Young.

The stellar performances by Charles Wolff as Shrek, Jennifer Redston as Princess Fiona, Jalen C. Penn as Donkey, Kalen McCrea as Lord Farquaad so lifted this production, and Lillith Era as Teen Fiona & the Fairy Godmother and Taylor Gossett as Child Fiona were standouts. The cast was together in enunciating the songs and raising their chorus in both volume and unison, which was very noticeable and effective. I am always amazed at the versatility of Jesse Geray as Peter Pan and other roles. He has such a terrific stage presence that his confidence/experience affects the cast when he is on stage.

Take your family and go see the amazing talent we have uplifting our community theater!

“SHREK THE MUSICAL is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com Book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire. Music by Jeanine Tesori. Originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions. Original Production Directed by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford.”

“Standing Room Only (SRO) is a 501c3 non-profit community theater organization serving Yelm and the surrounding communities.”

“SHREK THE MUSICAL tells the story of a swamp-dwelling ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim the deed to his land. Joined by a wise-cracking donkey, this unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon, rescues a feisty princess and learns that real friendship and true love aren’t only found in fairy tales.”

Directed by Kevin McManus, Musical Direction by Claudia Simpson Jones, Choreography by Marcela Martinez & Fred Loertscher, Stage Managed by Kelly Stinson, Costumes, Make-Up & Sets by a huge team led by Producer Dawn Emilia including; TD Jeremy Chenvert, Steve Harshfield, Joel Derefield, Austin Hallford, Sterling Opsal, Daniel Wyman, Miro Bouchakian, Kellie Petersen, Linda LS Cherokee, Rosina Newton, Kendra Gebb, Elizabeth Hennigan, Pascale McCusker, Dean Bowden and paintings by Eliza.

Charles Wolff as Shrek, Jennifer Redston as Princess Fiona, Jalen C. Penn as Donkey, Kalen McCrea as Lord Farquaad, Lucy Turchin as Dragon, Samara Morey as Gingy & Sugar Plum Fairy, Brennon McCormick as Pinicchio, Joel Derefield as Big Bad Wolf, Ana Johnson, Toria Van Horst, Brittany Blake as The Three Little Pigs, Kyle Burke as the White Rabbit, Lillith Era as Teen Fiona & the Fairy Godmother, Jesse Geray as Peter Pan, Rebekah Bonnett as the Wicked Witch, Livvy Coverdale as the Ugly Duckling, Miranda Matson Jewett as Mama Bear, Nathan Hizey as Papa Bear & Hazel Abbot as Baby Bear, Ed Thorpe as the Mad Hatter, Valerie Smith as Humpty Dumpty, Emma Schuermann as the Elf, Dalton Abbot as Child Shrek & Grumpy Dwarf and Taylor Gossett as Child Fiona.

Let your “Freak Flag” fly while you get carried away by the brilliant cast of SHREK THE MUSICAL this Fall!

Visit www.srotheater.org for more information about Standing Room Only’s upcoming productions in 2019.

Posted by Steve on November 16, 2018 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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