The last show of the summer season for the Jim and Ida Williams Summer Youth Theatre is “Shrek The Musical.” This family-friendly musical opens at 7 p.m. today at the Brass Ring, 120 Caddo St. in the Williams Vaughan Theatre.
Performances continuing Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Audiences can expect to hear “Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…” Thus that begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s Shrek, played by Antonio Rodriquez.
The musical presents a treasure trove of creative opportunities including costumes, sets, puppets — including a flying dragon.
Abi Farve plays Princess Fiona; Canedric Young plays Donkey; Trent McAlister plays Lord Farquaad; Bryce Walker plays Pinocchio and Jessica Cajina plays the Dragon. The principal actors are supported by a cast including Cameron Currier, Ava Blackmon, Nick Waters, Jared Chastain, Wesley Rice, Colin Saner, Destry Carathers, Kileigh McElhiney, Savannah Tafolla, Antonio Tafolla, Levi Hawkins, Nikki Berryman, Katelyn Taylor, Haylie Orr, Cassie Andel, Rylie Austin, Nathan McElhiney, Gerardo Carrillo and Jonathon Gardner that play multiple rolls from fairy tale creatures to guards and everything in between.
The orchestra includes Andy Price, Landon Johnson, Kelley Segler, LeeAnn Harris, Doug Hansen, Eric Hall and Dr. Christian O’Donnell.
“Shrek The Musical” is directed and choreographed by Nick Gelona. Music Director is Vicki Gelona.
Tickets are $10 and are available for reservations by calling (580) 226-9278.