Sacred Heart School to stage performance of "Shrek the Musical" November 21,22 and 23
Sacred Heart School (www.sacredheartkingston.com), a private, Catholic, co-educational school for students in preschool through grade 12, will present “Shrek the Musical” on November 21, 22 and 23 at the Sacred Heart High School Auditorium.
The cast and its director, Theatre Coach/Drama Director Daniel Sapir, have been hard at work for more than two months preparing for this upcoming musical performance. “This is a big costume show,” said Coach Sapir, who said that the dress rehearsals in full costume are now taking place every afternoon at the school in anticipation of the opening performance. The school will also use a spotlight during the performance for increased dramatic effect, the first time one has been used in a decade.
Shrek offers a story line that is sure to please all in attendance. It begins with Lord Farquaad, the comically short-in-stature, ruthless ruler of Duloc. In his pursuit of perfection, he attempts to rid his Kingdom of Fairy Tale creatures, offering a bounty for their capture and then exiling imprisoned creatures to Shrek's swamp. But because Farquaad is not of royal stock, he cannot become a king until he marries a princess. He sets his sights on Princess Fiona, believing she will be the perfect wife and queen, but she first must be rescued from her tower which is guarded by a fire-breathing dragon. What happens from that point on will all be portrayed by a carefully-chosen cast who have been practicing their roles for the past several months for their November 21 delivery.
The Friday, November 21st and Saturday, November 22nd performances will be held at 7 p.m.; the Sunday, November 23rd performance is slated at 2:30 p.m.
Cast members of “Shrek the Musical” include:
Shrek: Jeremy Thomas, Grade 12 of Mashpee
Princess Fiona: Katie O’Neil, Grade 11 of Plymouth
Donkey: Kory Turner, Grade 10 of Middleboro
Lord Farquaad: Jake Tibbets, Grade 10 of Barnstable
Dragon: Kira Pyne, Grade 11 of Middleboro
Pinocchio: Zoe? Emme, Grade 10 of Carver
Young Fiona/Baby Bear/Dance Team: Avery Schaub, Grade 6, of Wareham
Teen Fiona/Fairy Godmother/Dance Team: Olivia Colombo, Grade 8 of Kingston
Mama Ogre/Wicked Witch/Dance Captain: Nichole Henderson, Grade 12 of Plymouth
Papa Ogre/Bishop/Captain of the Guard/Ugly Duckling: Henry Eshbaugh, Grade 12 of Plymouth
Princess Fiona Ogress/Knight 1/Dance Team: Emily Waystack, Grade 12 of Plymouth
Big Bad Wolf/Knight 2: Griffin Wagner, Grade 12 of Pembroke
Blind Mouse 1/Dance Team/Pigs Knight: Hannah Andrade, Grade 9 of Plympton
Scene 2 Guard/Thelonius: Tim Kuketz, Grade 12 of Pembroke
Peter Pan/Dance Team: Kylie Buohl, Grade 11 of Bridgewater
Humpty Dumpty/Blind Mice 3/Dance Team: Kayla Turner, Grade 7 of Middleboro
Mama Bear/Blind Mouse 2/Dance Team/Knight: Mary Kelley, Grade 8
Papa Bear/Knight 3/Bluebird/Dance Team: Quin Sullivan, Grade 8
Elf/Dance Team: Erin Leone, Grade 6, Hanover
Gingy/Sugar Plum Fairy/Dance Team: Emma Keane, Grade 8 of
Guard/Pig: Christopher Latini, Grade 12 of Middleboro
General admission is $12; students/faculty $7.
“This is a ‘can’t miss’ performance,” said Pamela Desmarais, President of Sacred Heart School. She added, “We congratulate our talented cast and director on this performance, which promises to be our best yet. We hope people will come out to support and see one of the many great things that our school offers.”
About Sacred Heart School
Sacred Heart is a private, co-educational Catholic school system, which provides educational opportunities for students throughout southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod, from preschool through grade 12. As a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Divine Providence, Sacred Heart School strives to inspire minds, define character and encourage responsible leadership through a curriculum that prepares students to pursue knowledge throughout their lives. The school provides students with a strong liberal arts curriculum, and integrates technology into the hands of students with its One to One iPad Program. Sacred Heart also offers extensive athletic, arts and extra-curricular activities for students. Founded in 1947, the school underwent a governance change in July 2011, incorporating the Sacred Heart Schools in Kingston, MA as Sacred Heart School System, Inc. This new structure was implemented to assure the continuation of academic excellence of the Sacred Heart Schools for the future, as well as the Catholic mission and the religious community traditions. The school system serves students on a beautiful, expansive campus on Route 80 that includes three school buildings, a central administrative office, and athletic fields and facilities. Sacred Heart School welcomes students of all faiths and diverse backgrounds. The school prides itself in a commitment to developing the whole student, offering an independent school atmosphere and top-tier academics. Pamela Desmarais serves as the school’s President. The Sacred Heart campus is located at 251-399 Bishops Highway, Kingston, MA 02364. For additional information about the school, please visit www.sacredheartkingston.com or call 781-585-7511.
PHOTO: Taking a quick break before heading for rehearsal, cast members of “Shrek the Musical” shown here include Katie O’Neil from Plymouth, who plays the role of Princess Fiona; Kira Pyne, from Middleboro, Dragon; Jake Tibbetts from Barnstable, Lord Farquaad, Taylor Kaufman from Marshfield, stage manager; and Kylie Buohl from Bridgewater, Peter Pan. Cast members are shown with Theatre Director/Drama Coach Daniel Sapir of Kingston. Shrek will be performed Friday, Nov. 21 and Saturday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 23 at 2:30 p.m. at the Sacred Heart High School Auditorium.