Waldo casts its ‘Shrek’
Waldoboro — “Shrek the Musical” has been fully cast with 45 Midcoast actors and rehearsals are underway at the Waldo Theatre, 916 Main St./Route 220.
Released by Music Theatre International this past year, “Shrek the Musical” (book by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori), is based on the Dreamworks movie “Shrek,” a funny tale about a not so "fairy tale typical" love story. Shrek (an ogre) rescues the beautiful princess Fiona so she may marry the Lord with a Napoleon complex, Farquaad. With so many known fairy tale creatures given a bit of attitude and a modern edge, this is a tried and true family show (on stage and off) that will appeal to all ages.
The show will go up with a live orchestra conducted by Sean Fleming, choral direction by Linda Blanchard and stage direction by Melissa Hearth. Cast are Roger Marcotte of Camden as Shrek, Brad Fillion of Edgecomb as Donkey, Cayleigh Hearth of Walpole as Fiona and Garret Carter of Boothbay as Lord Farquaad.
Supporting roles are held by Rae Cerce, Tabitha Ordway, Katrina Pound, Sabrina Turner, Kayleigh Tolley as the Dragon (with a giant puppet designed and created by Melissa Glendenning), Emma Tolley as young Fiona, Katerine Tolley as teen Fiona, Hermione Blanchard-Fleming as Gingy and Tristan Hearth as Pinocchio.
The ever-busy ensemble play fairy tale creatures, guards, knights, rats, mice, Duloc citizens, ogre mom and dad, Fiona mom and dad and more. The ensemble includes Seth Sweetser, Honora Boothby, Addison Brinkler, Anthony Cerce, Ella Cloutier, Norbert Ferrero, Mary Anne Giasson, Kendra Gladu, Richard Herald, Quinn Hunold, Molly Jennings, Ivy Laakso, Elaine Landry, Kaylin Lizzotte, Andrew Lyndaker, JoJo Martin, Ben Moon-Black, John Moon-Black, Katie Powers, Madison Powers, Jenni Prescott, Catherina Robinson, Faith Sweetser, Wyatt Sykes, Daniel Vannah, Jennifer Vannah, Nicole Vess, Ella Villeneuve, Nora Villeneuve and Waldo youngsters Parker, Sayam and Bryton.
Performances will be Fridays through Sundays, Nov. 15 through 17; and 22 through 24, with show times to be announced. Tickets will be available soon at Maine Coast Books, Damariscotta; and Community Pharmacy, Waldoboro, and will be $15 for adults and $10 for students.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or firstname.lastname@example.org.