Village's Orland Park Theatre Troupe Presents SHREK THE MUSICAL

Village's Orland Park Theatre Troupe Presents SHREK THE MUSICAL
Posted on 06/09/2016

A musical adaptation of a well-known movie is coming to the Performing Arts Center at Carl Sandburg High School when the Village of Orland Park Theatre Troupe presents three performances of "Shrek the Musical," June 17, 18 and 19.

The musical is based on the popular animated film Shrek (2001), which follows the comedic adventures of a green ogre (Shrek) whose swamp is invaded by a host of fairytale characters: Peter Pan, the Mad Hatter, the three bears from Goldilocks and the Big Bad Wolf, among others. The show debuted on Broadway in 2008 and ran through 2010.

The book and lyrics were written by David Lindsay-Abaire with music by Jeanine Tesori. The show was originally produced on Broadway by Dreamworks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions.

Tyler McMahon of Kankakee appears as Shrek, with Orland Park's Christina Pacini portraying Princess Fiona. Michael Carioto, of Worth, plays Donkey. Erin Davidson, of Peotone, plays the dragon and Ryan Flynn of Homer Glen appears as Farquaad.

"Shrek the Musical is a lively and fun musical with familiar songs from the movie," said Orland Park's resident producer-director, Frann Carnivele. "This is a show that the entire family will enjoy, reasonably priced and close to home."

Orland Park's resident producer-director, Frann Carnivele, is directing the show with Jim Mazeika serving as assistant director. Michael Barr is the musical director with Andrea Langford choreographing the production.

"We have an incredibly talented cast from throughout the region," Carnivele said.

Performances at Carl Sandburg High School will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 17
and Saturday, June 18 with a matinee on Sunday, June 19 at 2 p.m. The show is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

"Sandburg's Performing Arts Center is the perfect venue for live musical theater," Carnivele said. "We're thrilled to again be able to use this beautiful facility to present this musical production."

The cast of almost 50 community actors from throughout the region boasts a number of Orland Park residents including Andrea Baffes, Victoria Baran, Kaitlin Bauer, Allison Belair, Amanda Belair, Hannah Belair, Michelle Belair, Caoline Bueche, Ann Burns, Anthony Cosenza, David Ford, Mia Geovanes, Cara Hall, Amy Henrichs, Abigail Hooks, Thais Kioganov, Joanna Leafblad, Josie Leafblad, Natalie Leoni, Nicolette Mutnansky, Molly Ricker, Bryan Reis, Jacob Sexton, Laura Smolik and Sienna Swain.

Other cast members include Graham Carlson (Homer Glen), Rudolpho Chavez (Midlothian), Andrew Dickson (Lockport), Carol Dickson (Lockport), Mariah Dickson (Lockport), Aidan Edwards (Chicago), Margaret Hughes (Palos Park), Gavin Juwayyid (Tinley Park), Rachael Juwayyid (Tinley Park), Michael Leach (Steger), Camryn Leibfried (Palos Heights), Ian McGonigal (Oak Forest), Hayden Valeck (New Lenox), Mackenzie Valeck (New Lenox) and Ryan Valeck (New Lenox).

Reserved seat tickets may be purchased at Orland Park's Recreation Administration Office at 14600 S. Ravania Avenue. Adult tickets are $18. Those for seniors and students are $16 and children under the age of twelve are $14. Tickets are not refundable and a limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

For more information, call the Village of Orland Park Recreation Department at 708/403-7275.