Fairy tale creatures from Allegan High School’s presentation of “Shrek, The Musical” including Peter Pan, the Three Little Pigs, the Big Bad Wolf and more stand together during a dress rehearsal Monday, Nov. 3.

Allegan High School presents 'Shrek, The Musical'

Allegan High Drama brings to life the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre in “Shrek the Musical.”

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film, the musical will be at the Allegan Performing Arts Center Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13 through 15, with all shows at 7 p.m.

In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get awkward when an uns­eemly ogre—not a handsome prince—shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t stop talking, a bad guy with a short temper, a cookie with an attitude and over two dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand —and his name is Shrek.

“This musical comedy not only allows audiences to laugh but also teaches an important lesson; it’s not what’s on the outside, but what is on the inside that counts so we should all let our ‘Freak Flag’ Fly!” the drama department said.

The cast includes: Nathan Wallace as Shrek, Emma Kas­przyk as the feisty Fiona and Aiden Knoll as the chatty Donkey. Lord Farquaad is played by Christian Mac ­Cartny, who leads his band of misfit guards, Connor Men­dell, Larry Hopkins, Ezekiel Butcher and Dontae Havinga-Hamilton.

The band of Fairy Tale Creatures are played by Car­oline Wolf, McKennah Heck­m­­an, Alex Wittkop, Alexus Khennavong, Blake Ruffer, Kaitlyn Barnes, Sam Cro­teau, Madelyn Smith, Aly Bazan, Brianna Price, Kar­mind Nord­blom, Chey­anne Fowler, Connor Men­dell, Ashley Hattey, Shania Sauce­da and Bryanna Belden.

Other key players (such as Happy People, Dulocians and Tap Dancing Rats) include Erin Milbocker, Bailey Wea­ver, Max Clark, Nicole Kling, Ireland Armin­trout, Teresa Abra­ham, Alida Letts, Nadia Spreitzer, Ian Kievitt, Aaron Ross, Tatum Kubizna, Angel­ica Zoch, Grace Clearwater, Olivia Clear­water, Baillie Morton, Mason Stahl, Lillie Barnhart, McKeena Cole, Alex Braun and Taylor Price.

The show is directed by Kim Sparks, with vocal direction by Rebecca Balkon and orchestral direction by Ryan Ruble with assistant director duties filled by Devyn Morris.

Tickets may be purchased from any cast member, from APS school offices, or at the door on each evening of performance. Adults tickets cost $9; tickets for youth through high school and seniors 62 and older cost $7.

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