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September 24, 2018

Casting is complete for Oswego Children’s Theater Production of ‘Shrek’


The Oswego Children’s Theater has completed casting for their next production, of “Shrek the Musical.”

The Oswego Children’s Theater recently held the first rehearsal for its upcoming production of “Shrek the Musical” From left are: (front row)  Madeline Loomis and Abby Field. Second row - Audrey Donovan, Grace Mason, Baxter Mason, Juliana Smith, Ellery Clarke, Ethan Cliff and Maya Loomis. Third row – Abigail Lareau, Caroline Gray, Jessica Johnston, Doug Schneider, Leah Mullen, Faith Washington, Ella Shambo and Lyndsie Lee Jones – director at the top.

The Oswego Children’s Theater recently held the first rehearsal for its upcoming production of “Shrek the Musical” From left are: (front row) Madeline Loomis and Abby Field. Second row – Audrey Donovan, Grace Mason, Baxter Mason, Juliana Smith, Ellery Clarke, Ethan Cliff and Maya Loomis. Third row – Abigail Lareau, Caroline Gray, Jessica Johnston, Doug Schneider, Leah Mullen, Faith Washington, Ella Shambo and Lyndsie Lee Jones – director at the top.

The musical play is based on the 2001 DreamWorks animated film “Shrek” and follows the adventures of a cantankerous Ogre named Shrek, his friend a talking donkey and the beautiful princess Fiona.

The production features a huge cast of area youth including Doug Schneider in the role of Shrek, Leah Mullen as Fiona, Catrina Edwards as Donkey, Ryan Smith as Lord Farquad, and Caroline Gray as the Dragon.

Other cast members include Ellery Clarke as the White Rabbit, Ethan Cliff as Little Shrek, Audrey Donavan as Pig #1, Jessica Johnston as Mama Bear, Arianna Jones as a Bunny, Abigail Lareau as the Pig#2, Madeline Loomis as Teen Fiona, Maya Loomis as the elf, Baxter Mason as Pinocchio, Zander Mason as the Ugly Duckling, Grace Mason as Young Fiona, Odin Mosher as the Dish with the Spoon, Megan Murtha as The Fairy Godmother, Elijah Shambo as the Bishop, Ella Shambo as the Mad Hatter, Issac Shambo as Grumpy the Dwarf, Tate Shambo as Puss-n-Boots, Julianna Smith as Gingy, Gregory Thomas as the Cow who jumped over the moon, Beatta Trovato as the Big Bad Wolf, Cody Vincent as the Captain of the Guard, and Faith Washington as the Wicked Witch.

In addition the supporting cast appears in multiple other roles as townspeople, Guards, and various fairy tale characters.

“Shrek the Musical” was adapted for the stage by David Lyndsay-Abaire, who wrote the book and lyrics, with music by Jeanine Tesori.

The show is directed by Lyndsie Lee Jones, with Music Director Kenneth C Jones, assisted by Dan Williams and Wayne A Mosher Jr.

The show is produced by Kelly Mosher, who will also costume design with Florence Ross. Abby Field will act as stage manger assisted by Faith Washington. make-up designer will be Amanda Mosher. Adam Thompson will assist with the lights.

“Shrek the Musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International.

The production is slated to be performed July 11, 12, 18, and 19 at 7:30 p.m. with matinee performances on July 13, 19 and 20, at 2 p.m.

All performances will be in the theater space at the New Haven Congregational Church, located on State Route 104 East between Oswego and Mexico.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students.

For reservations and more information call 315-342-5265.

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