Cast told for ‘Shrek the Musical’; other events listed

Rehearsals have begun for Greene County High School’s production of “Shrek the Musical,” with performances scheduled for March 3, 4 and 5.

In lead roles will be seniors Jack Schilling as Shrek, Michael Kennedy as Donkey, Kenna Marquardt as Fiona, and Maddie Schroeder as teen/ogress Fiona. Other roles are Edwin Lenchanko, Lord Farquaad; Nadia Fisher, Dragon; Hannah Promes, Gingy; Emily Heupel, Pinocchio; Kara Betts, Sugar Plum Fairy; Jacob Hanson, Big Bad Wolf; Nolan Ford, guard; and Kaitlin Tjostem, young Fiona.

Other cast members are Natalie Payan, Claire Teusch, Megan Higgins, Lydia Leggitt, Arthur Bardole, Susan Mills, Skylar Spaulding, Braden Cervey, Jordan Davis, Alexis Bumgardner, Gabe Jensen, Naomi Long and Hannah Yetter.

“Shrek the Musical” is based on the 2001 DreamWorks film “Shrek,” with music by Jeanine Tesori and the book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire.

Choir director Dave Heupel also invites the public to two upcoming events.

Greene County High School will host the state jazz choir festival Monday, Feb. 6. Groups from Audubon, Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto, Kuemper HS (Carroll), Adel-DeSoto-Minburn and Perry will perform for adjudication under the auspices of the Iowa High School Music Association.

Performances will begin at 5 pm in the high school auditorium. The Greene County group, the Jazzatonics, will perform at 9:10 pm to conclude the evening.

There is an IHSMA admission charge of $6 for adults and $3 for students.

The Heart of Iowa Activities Conference Fine Arts Festival will be in Jefferson Thursday, March 2. All HOIAC schools will bring their finest artists and musicians to participate in an honor band or honor choir or to display art in the visual arts show.

The visual arts display and judging will be at the Greene County Community Center. The musicians will rehearse during the day and present a concert at 7 pm in the middle school gymnasium. There is an admission charge.


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