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Midland High Drama Club Presents:

April 20-22, 2017 Bullock Creek High School Auditorium Based on the Dreamworks Motion Picture and book by William Steig Book and lyrics by David Lindsay-abaire Music by Jeanine Tesori Shrek is presented through special arrangement with Musical Theatre International (MTI).

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SPECIAL RECOGNITION Allie Williams Anna Mamassian Bill Monroe Bob & Lisa Arnold Brian & Kathy Brown Brian Roberts Bullock Creek Schools Burke Brown Daniel Farrison Gordon Cox James Young Jason Applegate Jason Tisdale Jay & Kristie Johnston Jeanenne Heye Jim Williams Kim McMahan Leslie Benoit Megan Applegate MHS Administration MHS Principal, Jeff Jaster Michelle Demo Mike McMath Natalie Schwartz Penny Miller-Nelson Peter and Lynette Brooks Rachel Looper Shawn and Roberta Mealey Tim Blackhurst


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in Congratulations on your performance it the Shrek PIT Orchestra. We can’t wa to see the show and hear you play!

Best wishes, Mom, Dad, and Ethan

We are so proud of you,

Taylor!

You are one talented girl! Love,

Hannah Woehrle

You are our All Star!! We love to see you shine! Enjoy every moment! Love, Mom, Dad and Ben

Break things Madisyn and Kennedy! Love, Regan, Lincoln, and McKinley

Mom, John, Kyle, Chauncey, and Poose

We’re super proud of you, Ashley! Keep Rebecca, Have a magical show! Break a leg! up your hard work and dedication. Love, Dad, Mom, Lindsey and Haley Love, Papa & Mama


DIRECTOR'S NOTE

“Once upon a time there was a little ogre named Shrek” and Shrek first

came to life as a picture book by William Steig in 1990. From there this parody has been taking aim at fairy tale tropes and cultural flaws through four films, two holiday specials, and now a Broadway musical (not to mention the newly greenlit Shrek Five film) for almost twenty years. The lovable green ogre is nostalgic and familiar and funny and, for some reason, slightly Scottish. But he is also satiric, using light-hearted and sometimes low-brow humor to critique our too eager acceptance of what a fairy tale is and what it should look like. “It’s not easy being green,” a well-known celebrity once famously said. This is true especially for Shrek, who is often relegated to the role of a monster because of the expectations people placed on him based on his outward appearance. It’s a role that we can see played out, in less vibrant colors, down school hallways, on social media pages, and standing in line at the grocery store. It can be difficult to be defined by your size, shape, color, or clothing, but Shrek reminds us that those kinds of fairy tales should really be updated. In the world of Duloc, where everyone strives to be the same kind of perfect, it is important to remember that what


DIRECTOR'S NOTE cont.

makes us special is what makes us strong. It is the hope of MHS Drama and myself that anyone who has felt like they have been branded monstrous or freakish will come away from this show tonight reminded that they are more than labels and prepackaged fairy tale archetypes. Be proud to be you! As always, it has been my privilege to work with the unparalleled MHS Drama Department. I am constantly amazed by the talent, hard work, and dedication of the students, parents, and administration that support me through every season. It takes a village to put on each show and I am indebted to everyone who has lifted a hammer, ran an errand, sewed a costume, applied stage makeup, put up a sign, driven a student to rehearsal, or any of the other countless ways that people have contributed to making Shrek a possibility for these students. Most of all, I would like to thank my family who have loved and supported me through each and every production with its long hours. Mom, Dad, Jason, Cade, and Sabrina: I love you!

Megan Applegate, M.A. MHS Drama Director


PRODUCTION Director

Megan Applegate

Assistant (to the) Director

Michelle Demo

Pit Orchestra Director

Anna Mamassian

Vocal Director

Dan Farison

Choreographer

Natalie Schwartz

Assistant Choreographer Olga Mulvaney

Make-up

Allie Williams

Advertising Co-ordinating Leslie Benoit James Young

Program Design

Michelle Demo

Ticket Sales Coordinator Lisa Arnold


PRODUCTION cont Costume Coordinator

Kathy Brown & Deana Danner

Costume Assistants

Kerry Williams, Kristin Nowak, Jeanenne Heye, Marnie Morgan-Rich, Phyllis Blackhurst, Anne Lunsted, Bethany Krohn, Rebecca Ortiz, Petra Henning, Ann Schmitz, Melinda Samarco, Deanne Haight, & Judy Ashmore

Set Construction Coordinator Jay Johnston

Set Design

Jay Johnston, Brian Brown, Mike McMath, Tim Blackhurst

Set Construction

MHS Drama Mamas & Papas, Bob Arnold, Dave Danielson, Brian Roberts, Shawn Mealey, Marnie Morgan-Rich, Jeanenne Heye, Thomas Schwartz, Jim Nowak, Dan Brookens, Cast & Crew

Dessert Fundraiser Coordinator Lisa Arnold


CAST LIST (in alphabetical order)

Baby Bear .................................................................................................................Abigail Krohn Dragon ......................................................................................................................Alex McMath Mama Ogre ...............................................................................................Amelia Sutherland Wicked Witch ......................................................................................................Ashley Smith Lord Farquaad ..................................................................................................Drew Spencer Pinocchio .......................................................................................................................Em Thomas Teen Fiona & Sugar Plum Fairy ......................................................Emma Brown Young Fiona ...........................................................................................................Emma Green Shrek .....................................................................................................................Fletcher Nowak Queen Lillian & Bird * ....................................................................................Gloria Heye Little Red * ....................................................................................................Hannah Woehrle Elf ......................................................................................................................................Jaclyn Varnes Donkey ....................................................................................................................Josh Danielson Little Shrek & Dwarf .........................................................................................Julia Powers Fiona ..................................................................................................................................Kady Booth Captain Thelonius .......................................................................................LeVale Walker Fairy Godmother ........................................................................................Maddy Arnold Bo Peep * .......................................................................................................Madisyn Danner Papa Ogre .................................................................................................................Nathan Tata King Harold & Bishop * ...............................................................................Nick Alfano Pied Piper * ......................................................................................................Nick Pellegrino Peter Pan ....................................................................................................................Noam Pretzer Big Bad Wolf. ..........................................................................................................Patrick Haight Ugly Duckling ...........................................................................................Rebecca Henning Humpty Dumpty ............................................................................................Sarah Wandor Gingerbread Man .........................................................................................Spencer Parsch The Mad Hatter .................................................................................................Taylor Roberts Mama Bear ...................................................................................................................Zee Brown Papa Bear .........................................................................................................................Zion Lange Three Little Pigs .....................................................Emma Browne, Kennedy Danner, & Lauren Curtis

Three Blind Mice * ....................................................Gloria Heye, Hannah Woehrle, & Meredith Brookens

Ensemble * ..................................................................Alyssa Lucas, Cecilia Lunsted,

David Manges, Destiny Kerns, Hadley Samarco, Kaitlyn Hutchinson, Madeline Morgan, Misa Halphen, Sammi Williams, Shay Travis, Taylor Henegar, Tristian Wilbur-Gauthier

Dancers * ..................................................................... Gloria Heye, Hannah Woehrle,

Meredith Brookens, Taylor Henegar, & Hadley Samarco

* = Cast as more than one character


TECHNICAL CREW Production Stage Manager

Ethan Tuck

Stage Manager

Cheyenne Perry

Assistant Stage Manager

Kayla Douglas

Stage Crew

Emily Teachworth, Nadia Fisher, Kelly Craig, Jenna Jenkins, Grace Shurlow, & Tiana Davis

Light’s Head

Quinn Cox

Light Crew

Taryn Kayden & Lauren Deborski

Sound Head

Sean Bendall

Sound Crew

Drake Kunst & Katie Gibbs

Props Head

Madeline Morgan

Props Crew

Lance Hovartor, Alex McMath, & Nadia Fisher

Hair and Make-up Head

Haven Young

Hair and Make-up Crew

Aubrey Chambers & Olivia Ortiz

Costumes

Alyssa Lucas & Emma Brown

Dance Captains

Gloria Heye, Hannah Woehrle, & Madisyn Danner


PIT ORCHESTRA Bass

Marc Dean

Bass Guitar Cello Clarinet Drums Flute

Marc Dean Zach Noel Juliana Rowller, LeeAnn Rielle, & Kasey Trebilcock Brendan Short Maddie Zeigler

French Horn Guitar

Zach Monica Greg Draves & Matt Olenzuck

Percussion Piano Piccolo

Elani Glover, Jack Light Abby Jozwiak & Hanna Sawicki Maddie Zeigler

Saxophone

Nicky Billovitz, Jordan Gonder, & Lauren Smit

Trombone Trumpet Violin

Alli Dotson & Aubrey Root Jack Knapp & Owen Barba Dakota Toronjo, Rachel Crowley, & Aaryana Glover


MUSICAL NUMBERS ACT ONE “Big Bright Beautiful World” “Story of My Life” “The Goodbye Song” “Don’t Let Me Go” “I Know It’s Today” “What’s Up, Duloc?” “Travel Song” “Forever” “This Is How A Dream Comes True” “Who I’d Be”

ACT TWO “Morning Person” “I Think I Got You Beat” “The Ballad of Farquaad” “Make a Move” “When Words Fail” “Morning Person (Reprise)” “Build a Wall” “Freak Flag” “Big Bright Beautiful World” “Finale”


BIOGRAPHIES

Aaryana Glover, Violin

Aaryana is a junior this year; she plays violin in the pit. She has been in four pit shows before, Shrek: the Musical being the 5th. Aaryana has been playing violin since 5th grade, and has since then picked up viola and is in the drumline.

Abigail Krohn, Baby Bear

Abigail is a freshman who has recently been Eliza in Pygmalion, Mack in Peter and the Starcatcher, and Mary in The Crucible She would like to thank the whole drama club for being so welcoming and supportive.

Abby Jozwiak, Piano

Abby has been playing the piano for 15 years. This is her first time being in the pit orchestra. She would like to thank her parents for pushing and encouraging her to keep playing the piano through the years.

Alexandra Dotson, Trombone

Alexandra has been a stage manager for the drama club in the past, but she is really enjoying being on a different side of the production playing trombone. Her favorite song in the production is “The Ballad of Farquaad,” and she is very thankful for the support of her entire family in her musical endeavors.

Alex McMath, Dragon

Alex is OGRE the moon to be playing Dragon in her 4th MHS production. She would like to thank her squad, Genna, Ethan, her cousins, Josh, and her family for supporting her in all that she does. She would also like to thank Mrs. Applegate and Mr. Farison for being epic people and giving up their time for this show.

Alyssa Lucas, Ensemble

Alyssa is a junior and has helped in two previous shows, The Crucible and Next to Normal. She designed costumes for The Crucible, and this is her first performance she is on stage for. She would also like to thank her parents and all of the drama club for being so supportive.

Amelia Sutherland, Mama Ogre

Amelia has been in many Peanut Gallery productions playing darker characters, so playing Mama Ogre has been something new. She is in 9th grade, and is so excited that this is her first production at MHS.

Ashley Smith, Wicked Witch

Ashley is a sophomore that loves performing, along with being in Meistersingers, Key Club, and DECA! She has been seen in Center Stage’s Annie and Willy Wonka, along with many Peanut Gallery and TMI productions. This is her 10th show overall, and 1st production at MHS.


BIOGRAPHIES

Aubrey Root, Bass Trombone

Aubrey is super excited to be part of Shrek: the Musical this year. While this is her first time in pit orchestra, she spent time acting in the drama club her freshman year. She loves playing bass trombone in symphonic and jazz band, and hopes you enjoy the show!

Brendan Short, Drums

Brendan is a senior this year, and is the drum captain of the MHS band, and is heavily involved in the symphonic band, symphony orchestra, jazz band, and the drama club. This will be his 4th show with the drama club. He has participated in previous shows of The Phantom of the Opera, Next to Normal, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

Cecilia Lunsted, Ensemble

This is Cecilia’s first show at MHS. She has had a lot of fun in the show. She would like to thank Mrs. Applegate for the opportunity and her family and friends for the support.

Cheyenne Perry, Stage Manager

Cheyenne is a sophomore and is excited to be Stage Managing her 3rd show, and doing her 6th MHS show. She would like to thank everyone in this show for being so amazing. She would also like to thank her family for putting up with the crazy schedule and Rhiannon for training her so well!


BIOGRAPHIES

Dakota Toronjo, Violin

Dakota is a senior and has performed in the pit orchestra during 5 MHS productions, her ďŹ rst was Phantom of the Opera. She has a passion for music and just loves being a part of the drama program with all the wonderful people in the program. Dakota would also love to give Mrs. Applegate a huge shout-out for all of the support throughout the past 4 years.

David Manges, Ensemble

David is a sophomore at MHS, and is excited for his second MHS show. In Shrek, David is a part of the guard ensemble, as well as the Happy People/Mob ensemble. As an aspiring musician and vocalist, David is happy to take any opportunity given to him.

Destiny Kerns, Ensemble

Destiny has acted in two plays at Northeast Middle School; School House Rock Live JR. where she was a part of the ensemble, and Chronicles of Jane in which she played an old teacher.

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BIOGRAPHIES

Drew Spencer, Lord Farquaad

This is Drew’s 7th show with MHS Drama, and he could not be happier to be playing Lord Farquaad in this show. He would like to thank his wonderful family for always supporting him and his friends for putting up with him. He hopes you enjoy the show as much as he did putting it on.

Elani Glover, Percussion

Elani is a junior, and this is her 5th musical at MHS. She is a percussionist, who played tenor drum during marching band season, and is a symphonic percussionist. By the way, Elani would like all of you reading this to know that chai lattes are the way to her heart.

Em Thomas, Pinocchio

Em is a junior at MHS, and is excited to be onstage with MHS drama club again. She loves to sing and perform, and dedicates this goofy performance to her sweet friends, supportive family, and snuggly cats.

Emma Brown, Sugar Plum Fairy & Teen Fiona

This is Emma’s 8th show with MHS Drama and her 14th show overall. Some of her favorite things are: cats, soft blankets, and the violin. She would like to thank the MHS Drama Parents for all they do.

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BIOGRAPHIES

Emma Browne, Pig #2

Hello! Emma is very excited to welcome you to her ďŹ rst show on stage at MHS. She would like to thank her family for being supportive and her friends for convincing her to audition!

Emma Green, Young Fiona

Emma is currently a 6th grade student at Northeast Middle School. Emma most recently placed second with her vocal Ensemble during the middle school Head to Head competition. Her acting roles include: Jenny and Katie in the fall 2016 production of Dear Edwina. Emma would like to thank her music teachers for providing this opportunity and her extended family for making her involvement possible.

Ethan Tuck, Producing Stage Manager

Ethan has been in the Midland High School Drama Club for two years now and is currently in his 8th show. He would like to thank his many mentors and directors he has had throughout the years, especially Mrs. Applegate. He would especially like to thank the love of his life Alexis McMath for keeping his life together.

Taylor Roberts, your family would like to thank you for all the precious memories you have given us in your years of theatre involvement. From your many roles at MCFTA to Northeast to MHS, including Head of Sound. What a great way to ďŹ nish with a role in Shrek. We are looking forward to what your future holds! Break a leg, Love, Mom, Dad, Maddi, Samantha, and Matt.


BIOGRAPHIES Fletcher Nowak, Shrek

Fletcher is very excited to be playing the role of Shrek, as this is his first lead role. He has been in previous MHS production in the supporting roles of Ted and Dill. Fletcher dedicates his performance to his brothers the Rocket Scientist and the Brain Surgeon, and thanks them for supporting his study of Art ‘n Stuff.

Gloria Heye, Queen Lillian, Bird, Blind Mouse & Ensemble You may remember Gloria as Smee in the fall show, or Tituba in the winter show, but most people remember her for her bad puns and socks and sandals. Gloria is excited to take OGRE the stage with each and every one of her roles! She would love to dedicate her performance to one of her biggest fans, her Oma.

Greg Draves, Guitar

Greg is Guitar 1 for Shrek: the Musical, but you may know him better as the bassist from The Phantom of the Opera and Next to Normal. Greg is also a senior, and single.

Hadley Samarco, Rat & Ensemble

Hadley has been involved in theatre since she was 4 years old. Shrek: the Musical will be her 11th show, and she is so excited to have a blast with the amazing cast and directors. Hadley hopes you’ll enjoy the show, especially the killer dances!

Hannah Woehrle, Little Red

Hannah is very excited to be a part of Shrek: the Musical. She was previously seen as Abigail Williams in The Crucible, and is very excited to be showing off a whole new set of skills. Hannah would like to thank her friends for their un-wavering support and kindness, and her family for always believing in her and loving her.

Hannah Sawicki, Piano

Hannah is excited to be a part of this production. This is her first time participating in a pit orchestra, and she would like to thank anyone and everyone who has given her rides throughout the production.

Haven Young, Makeup Head

This is Haven’s 5th show with MHS, and her third show as Head of Hair and Makeup. She is ecstatic to show off her and her crew’s hard work. She would like to give a shout out to her crew as well as her family, Zee Brown, LeVale Walker, Zane Russell, Olivia Langley, Emma Browne, Alyssa Lucas, and many more for supporting her throughout the show! She hopes you enjoy the show, and will see you next year’s season!


BIOGRAPHIES

Jack Light, Percussion

Jack is a sophomore, and this is his first appearance in the pit at MHS. He plays snare drum in the marching band, and is a member of the symphonic band.

Jack Knapp, Trumpet

Jack is a sophomore in the symphonic and jazz band. This is his first time playing for the pit orchestra and he is very excited to play in the pit for the next two years. He would like to give a shout out to his family for the support, and to Nicky Billovits.

Jaclyn Varnes, Elf

This is Jaclyn’s 3rd MHS show. She would like to thank the drama club for being so accepting and friendly, as well as her family for being so supportive.

Jordan Gonder, Saxophone

Jordan is a part of MHS symphonic band. This is his first time playing in pit. He is excited to broaden his musical horizon, and hopes to become a music educator in the near future. A huge thanks to everyone in the show for all your hard work!

Josh Danielson, Donkey

Josh is a Junior, and is very excited to be a part of his fourth show at Midland High. Josh is an active member of the Midland High Meistersingers, Jazz Band, and Focus staff. He would like everyone to know that although he is playing Donkey, he thinks that pancakes are better than waffles. Josh would like to dedicate this performance to his family, and his girlfriend.

Julia Powers, Little Shrek & Dwarf

This is Julia’s first musical! She has also been in To Kill a Mockingbird. She would like to send special shout-outs to her parents, her friends, Marissa VanderMissen, and her Aunt Heidi for always being amazing theatre influences.

Juliana Roller, Clarinet

This is Juliana’s first MHS production, and she is excited to be a part of the pit orchestra and the Shrek production.

Kady Booth, Fiona

Kady is beyond excited to be a part of this awesome show. Kady is a junior at MHS and has been in 18 shows altogether, 3 of which have been with MHS. She most recently played Sharpay in TMI’s production of High School Musical. She would also like to thank her dear mother for all of her amazing love and support.


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BIOGRAPHIES

Kaitlyn Hutchinson, Ensemble

Kaitlyn has only acted once in 7th grade on stage. She was the Jellybean Person, a supporting role in The X, Y, Z Files. She also created her own costume, a shirt with jellybeans glued to it.

Kasey Trebilcock, Clarinet

Shrek is Kasey’s first MHS production in the pit orchestra. She is very excited and proud to be a part of such a fun adventure and production. She would like to thank her friends and family for always supporting her and being her taxis. She hopes you enjoy the show!

Kayla Douglas, Assistant Stage Manager

This is Kayla’s 2nd time being Assistant Stage Manager. She was ASM in Peter and the Starcatcher and was stage crew in To Kill a Mockingbird, The Phantom of the Opera, and The Great Gatsby. She would like to thank Watson, her dog, for his love and support.

Kennedy Danner, Pig #3

This is Kennedy’s 3rd show as a freshman here at MHS, and her 16th show overall. Her hobbies include: eating, sleeping, and bingewatching “The Office.” She would like to thank Mrs. Applegate for this opportunity, and her family for being pretty chill.

Lauren Curtis, Pig #1

Lauren is a senior who is excited to be in her very first theatre performance. She is the student body president of MHS; is a staff writer of the Focus, and will “hog” your hearts.

Lauren Smit, Baritone & Tenor Saxophone

This is Lauren’s first time being involved in a MHS production. She has enjoyed performing in both the MHS jazz and symphonic band, and is excited to be performing in the pit for Shrek: the Musical.

LeeAnn Rielle, Bass Clarinet

This is LeeAnn’s first MHS production, and is super excited to be a part of the pit orchestra such a fun group of people.

LeVale Walker, Captain Thelonius

LeVale is excited to be a part of such an iconic show. A quick shout-out to his family, friends, and Frankenstein. And shout-out to Olivia and Allison.

Maddy Arnold, Fairy Godmother

Maddy is very excited to be participating in her 8th show, and 2nd musical at MHS. She has also been on stage and in the pit orchestra at the Center for the Arts. She would like to thank her family and friends for their endless support, and hopes you enjoy the show!


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BIOGRAPHIES

Madeline Morgan, Ensemble

Madeline is thrilled to be finishing off her MHS Drama career with Shrek: the Musical! This will be her 9th show at MHS and her 15th show overall. She would like to thank all the theatre kids who came before her and all those who have come after for making her proud to have called this club home for four years. Happy trails everybody.

Madelyn Zeigler, Flute & Piccolo

This is Madelyn’s first MHS production. She would like to thank her family and friends who have loved her through this process.

Madisyn Danner. Bo Peep, Rat, & Ensemble

This is Madisyn’s 20th show. She loves coffee, Netflix, and can eat a whole bag of Doritos in one sitting. She would like to thank her parental units for letting her do the theatre thing. #deep

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BIOGRAPHIES

Marc Dean, Bass & Bass Guitar

When not fighting bears and saving orphans, Marc enjoys playing the bass. A rugged mans man, we are honored to have him with us.

Meredith Brookens, Blind Mouse & Ensemble

Meredith is a freshman and is super excited to be participating in her first show. She would like to thank her pom career for giving her the skills to dance in Shrek: the Musical.

Misa Halphen, Ensemble

Misa is excited to participate in her first show. She would like to thank her family and friends for helping her get the singing and dancing skills she needed to be in Shrek: the Musical.

Nathan Tata, Papa Ogre

Shrek: the Musical is Nathan’s 3rd show at MHS. He has no free time, but if he did, he would probably just watch Netflix.

Nick Alfano, King Harold, Bishop & Ensemble

Nick is very excited to be a part of Shrek: the Musical! This is Nick’s 5th show that he has taken part in, with roles including: Henry Clerval in Frankenstein and Peter in Peter and the Starcatcher. Nick would like to thank his family, Madeline Morgan, and Mr. Farison for all they have done for him.

Nick Pellegrino, Pied Piper

MHS’s Shrek: the Musical is the first experience with theatre that Nick has ever taken a part in. He would like to thank Caleb Wolfe for introducing him to the idea of Shrek: the Musical and then his family whom supports him through all that he does.

Noam Pretzer, Peter Pan

This is Noam’s last show with MHS. He wishes he could do more shows, but oh well. He knows that the shows next year will be fantastic, and wishes his fellow actors that are staying; good luck.

Owen Barba, Trumpet

Owen plays the trumpet for the symphonic and jazz band; this year is his first year doing pit orchestra and he is looking forward to playing in next year’s as well. Owen would like to thank his parents and music teachers for the support and making music a constantly enjoyable and life changing experience.


BIOGRAPHIES

Patrick Haight, Big Bad Wolf

Patrick is a notoriously handsome bachelor and would like to thank his dads, Josh Danielson and Thomas Schwartz for always pushing him to his limits in every aspect of his life.

Quinlan Cox, Lights Head

Quinlan has been a part of MHS Drama for 3 years. She started as a dancer in The Great Gatsby, and soon found her spotlight as part of the light crew. As a senior, she is now Lights Head, and has enjoyed every minute she gets to spend working on the shows. She has made many great friends, and is sad to be leaving such an amazing group of people.

Rachel Crowley, Violin

Rachel has been playing the violin for 7 years. This is her first time being involved in a show, and she is excited to be a part of the pit orchestra. She would like to thank her parents for listening to countless hours of practice.

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BIOGRAPHIES

Rebecca Henning, Ugly Duckling

This is Rebecca’s 4th production at MHS, and 10th overall. She is so excited to be in such an iconic show. She would like to thank everyone in the show for being shrektacular!

Sami Williams, Ensemble

Samantha is a freshman this year, and this is her second MHS show. She has been doing shows all her life and loves her theatre friends. She is thrilled to get to play a guard and be a part of the angry mob and the happy villagers.

Sarah Wandor, Humpty Dumpty

Sarah is a junior at MHS and is very excited to be in Shrek: the Musical. She acted in Peter and the Starcatcher and took Drama 1 and 2 in high school. She would like to thank her family and friends for always supporting her.

Sean Bendall, Sound Head

This is Sean’s third show, and first musical. This is also his first show as the Sound Head. He hopes that you thoroughly enjoy the show!

Shay Travis, Ensemble

Shay has been in shows in middle school as well as Peter and the Starcatcher. She wants to thank her best friend Annie for supporting her and loving her always. She is excited to be a part of this year’s show!

Spencer Parsch, The Gingerbread Man

Spencer is a senior who enjoys making other people feel uncomfortable. This is his 2nd MHS show, and he would like to thank Santa Claus for all the presents he has given him throughout the years.

Taylor Henegar, Ensemble

Taylor is brand new to MHS drama, and is very excited to be a part of this show. She would like to thank her parents, Christy and Scott, and her friends: Emma, Alyssa, Olivia, Annie, Brooke, and Bailey for being so supportive.

Taylor Roberts, Mad Hatter

This is Taylor’s last show at MHS. She will miss the friendships she made in drama club. Taylor would like to thank Mrs. Applegate for being such a great director and Michelle Demo for working so hard.

Tristian Wilbur-Gauthier, Ensemble

Tristian is a freshman and new student to MPS. She was part of The Crucible, in which she played Betty, and now Shrek: the Musical. She enjoys spending time with her friends in cast and crew, and looks forward to participating in future shows.


BIOGRAPHIES

Zack Noel, Cello

Zack’s favorite part of the spring season is pit season. After playing in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee last year and in The Crucible, Zack looks forward to another great production with Shrek: the Musical.

Zack Monica, French Horn

Zack is a senior at Midland High School, and has played the French horn for 8 years. He has been in 2 theatre productions as a pit orchestra; Phantom of the Opera, and Crazy For You. He plans to attend Central Michigan University to study music education.

Zee Brown, Mama Bear

Zee’s most notable role being Mrs. Bumbrake in Peter and the Starcatcher. She would like to thank the entire crew of Shrek: the Musical, because she knows very well that without them, everyone would be in distress. She would also like to give a shout-out to Aaron Tveit, and inform him that despite how it may appear in tonight’s show, she is indeed still single.

Zion Lange, Papa Bear

Zion is so very excited to be a part of Shrek: the Musical. Zion is a proud Papa Bear who loves his porridge and his family.

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Break a leg Henegar!

Love, Dad, Kelly, Kyle, Chris, Lauren, & Mathew


Thank you to Our Wonderful Sponsors! BRONZE

Anderson’s Service Center Inc. Tim & Debbie Jasin Mr. & Mrs. Bill Lucas Silver In honor of Aaron Mealey (Class of ‘16)

Gold

Bob & Leslie Benoit

Platinum

Jay & Kristie Johnston Bayside Home Care Jim and Kristi Nowak The Em Thomas Fan Club Jim Woehrle and Ann Schmitz

Diamond

Dave and Mary Ann Wandor

DRAMA PARENTS BOARD 2016-17

President.................................................................................Gordon Cox Vice President.....................................................................James Young Treasurer................................................................................Leslie Benoit Co-Secretaries...........................Kathy Brown & Jeanenne Heye

DRAMA STUDENT BOARD 2016-17

President...................................................................Madeline Morgan Member.........................................................................Andrew Spencer Member................................................................................Emma Brown Member....................................................................................Ethan Tuck Member...................................................................................Gloria Heye


A UTOGRAPHS


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Shrek: the Musical program  

Midland High Drama club's program for their spring musical of Shrek: the Musical (2017).

Shrek: the Musical program  

Midland High Drama club's program for their spring musical of Shrek: the Musical (2017).

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