Earlier this winter, the the OSS Drama program had a couple of options — it could go home or it could go big.
The club opted to go big — ogre big.
“We think we have finally settled on our spring musical for real this year,” writes director Sarah Gilchrist on the program’s facebook page. “The big green guy, a funny donkey, and a quirky princess — along with many other fantastic fairytale misfits will be gracing the stage this May.”
Yes, the program will present Shrek The Musical as its annual spring performance, earlier this weekend announcing a cast of about 30 is getting started on a 10-week push to have the production ready.
“Third time’s the charm, right?,” notes Ms. Gilchrist. “After quite the roller coaster year, this director has learned a lot, and so have our amazing students.”
The decision to perform Shrek follows a January decision to cancel an initial presentation of Mamma Mia — the ABBA-enthused musical — and the unfortunate news the club could not perform Frozen.
Tanner Keim has landed the title role with Ethan Kuzmak taking the part of Shrek’s sidekick Donkey.
Princess Fiona will be played by Lianne Shiels.
Tickets will be on sale soon.
By the way, if you’d like to support the program, get yourself to The Sage Pub Sunday evening for the Oscars Party for a Cause.
The third-Annual Red Carpet fundraiser directly funds the spring musical and allows patrons to “walk the red carpet,” watch the 2019 Oscars live and enjoy an appetizer and a cocktail. The cost is just $20 per ticket.