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Parkwood Middle to present Shrek Jr.
PWMS Theatre has announced that this year’s spring musical will be Shrek Jr. Shrek Jr. only recently became available for licensing through MTI, so Parkwood will be one of the first middle schools to produce it.
The musical follows the storyline of the movie very closely. However, unlike the movie, there are musical numbers throughout. Characters such as Donkey, Pinocchio, and of course, Shrek, let the audience know how they are feeling through a number of original songs.
“We are excited about Shrek because it is a story everyone knows, but very few people have actually seen the musical,” said Ms. DePietro (Drama Teacher). “This means that we will be able to show the audience something new, something they’ve never seen before.”
Auditions for Shrek Jr. were held the first week of December, and plans are already being made about the costuming, set, choreography, and blocking. The show will open on Friday, May 8th and run for one weekend at Parkwood High School. Check back for more updates, visit PWMS Theatre’s website, or follow them on Facebook and Twitter to learn more about the production and PWMS Theatre’s other exciting events.
Written by: Nicole DePietro,PWMS drama teacher
Posted: Dec 09, 2014 by Lisa Chapman