Ogres to be seen in Union County as ‘Shrek’ opens Friday

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The Union County School District is presenting “Shrek-The Musical” this weekend. Based on the popular movies, the musical version will be performed Friday, Oct. 18, at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday, October 20, at 2:00 p.m.
It tells the story of an ogre, his donkey pal and a princess beautiful in her own way, thwarting the efforts of a diminutive despot. The plot is similar to the first movie but with songs and dance added. This is the first time this production has been done in the region. Clint Reid is returning as director for the combined county school musical and Pam Baldwyn is assistant director.
Cast members (with their respective school abbreviations) are Shrek – Thomas Moore EU, Fiona – Carol Coker EU, Donkey – Trey Chadwick EU, Lord Farquaad – Austin Fitts M
Suporting cast members are Dragon – Myriah Street M, Captain of the Guard – Casey Rorie I, Middle Fiona – Morgan Kelly I, Young Fiona – Ellie Fitts M, Papa Orge – Jacob Pilcher EU, Mama Orge – Jessye Staten I, Young Shrek – Jacob McMillen, Queen Lilian – Lori Staten I, King Harold – Nolan Akin EU, Grumpy – Jermey Rakestraw
Fairytale creatures include Gingy – Calla Basil EU, Pinocchio – Tray Davis EU, Peter Pan – Hayden Basil WU, Mama Bear – Cara Rorie I, Papa Bear – Justin Rakestraw EU, Katianne McMillen – Baby Bear I, Zane Wilkinson – Three Little Pigs EU, Jordon Salmon – Three Little Pigs EU, Zack Rowan – Three Little Pigs EU, Madison Bishop – Fairy Godmother I, Morgan Nance – Tweedle Dee I, Emily Canoy – Tweedle Dum WU, Bailey Thompson – Wicked Witch I, Alayna Hitt – Good Witch EU, Brianna Poorses – Humpty Dumpty EU, Janna Humphreys – Sugar Plum Fairy EU, Chip Gibson – Big Bad Wolf EU, Jason Rakestraw – Dwarf EU, Abigale Blair – Three Blind Mice EU, Keri Deaton – Three Blind Mice I, Lori Staten – Three Blind Mice I
Duloc dancers are Announcer – Clare Hall I, Emily Bruce EU, Grace Aldridge EU, Allie Epting EU, Hallie Snyder EU, Katlyn Freeman WU, Ally Cisowski EU, Chloe Grubbs I, Karmon Skelly EU, Katie Rowan EU, Karley Crump EU, Tristin Golding I, Zack Cisowski EU, Alayna Hitt EU, Morgan Harrison WU, Lauren Watson I
Included in the Rat Tappers are Emma Denley EU, Callie Basil EU, Madison Bishop I, Bailey Thompson I, Carley Forster I, Chloe Grubbs I, Katie Rowan EU, Emily Bruce EU
And the ensemble comprises Brandon Taylor EU, Abagale Blair EU, Emma Pearson EU,Cassie Thompson I, Alexis Barnes WU, Caylynn Chappell I, Chandler Scott EU, Hillory Mcbrayer EU Aniston McClellan I, Ciarra Beltran I, Isabella Lairol EU, Ashley Forester I, Ashlyn Saxon I Jessica Bishop EU, Katelyn Thompson I, Cheyenne Clark I, Audra Myers EU, Kaci Deaton U, Katlin Prewett EU, Jamiya Jakalyn M, Katrina Beltran I, Kortney Parker I, Makenzi Bowen I Mallory Ellis EU Melaya Myers EU, Monica Thompson EU, Rachel Cato EU, Carley Forster I, Madison Taylor I
Backstage Manger is Justin Bartlett and Asstant Stage Manger is Mallory Mahon. Backstage crew members are Cassie Thompson I, Paige Huff WU, Ally Roberts EU, Logen Ellis EU, Stephanie Hardy EU, Samantha Lineberry EU, Dakota Edwards EU, Hannah Courtney EU, Trey Minser EU, Amber Schallock EU, Anna Daye McDonald EU, Dylan Duke EU, Levi Jumper I, Sallie Humphreys EU, Laura Hogue I, KC Cato EU, Savannah Alexander EU
Tickets are on sale at the Union County School District’s Superintendent’s office, 250 Carter Avenue, New Albany, MS 38652. Prices are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for students. Children three and under are free when sitting with parent. For further information, call 534-1960.