THEATER AND DANCE

‘Shrek the Musical’ at Waldo Theatre

Posted Nov. 05, 2013, at 12:44 p.m.
Last modified Nov. 18, 2013, at 11:45 a.m.
Shrek, Donkey and Fiona
Shrek, Donkey and Fiona
 Shrek played by Roger Marcotte. Photo by Melissa Hearth.
Shrek played by Roger Marcotte. Photo by Melissa Hearth.
Fiona played by Cayleigh Hearth.  Photo by Melissa Hearth.
Fiona played by Cayleigh Hearth. Photo by Melissa Hearth.
Dragon is being operated in this photo by Garret Carter (also playing the role of Lord Farquaad).
Dragon is being operated in this photo by Garret Carter (also playing the role of Lord Farquaad).
Cayleigh Hearth, Roger Marcotte, Brad Fillion
Cayleigh Hearth, Roger Marcotte, Brad Fillion

Friday, November 22 to Sunday, November 24, 2013; 7 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Waldo Theatre, 916 Main St., Waldoboro, Maine

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WALDOBORO, Maine — “Shrek the Musical” opened on Nov. 15, at the Waldo Theatre. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Nov.  22 and 23, and at 3 p.m. on Nov. 24. Tickets will be available at Maine Coast Books and Community Pharmacy in Waldoboro  and will be $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and $5 for children 8 and under.

A 14-foot singing dragon with blinking eyes, flapping wings, and much attitude was created for the Waldo production of “Shrek” by Melissa Glendenning of South Bristol.  Melissa is well known in the midcoast area for her amazing puppets, but this is the largest one she has made to date.

Voicing the dragon are Tabitha Ordway, Kat Pelkey, Jenni Prescott, Kayleigh and Katherine Tolley, and Sabrina Turner.

The title role of Shrek is held by Roger Marcotte of Rockland who just recently appeared as Collins in the Waldo production of RENT.  Cayleigh Hearth of Walpole fills well the shoes of Princess Fiona, the slightly high strung but lovable damsel in distress.  The role of Donkey is brought to life by the incredibly funny Brad Fillion of Edgecomb.

Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International,  “Shrek the Musical,” (book by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori), is based on the Dreamworks movie “Shrek.”  This unorthodox fairy tale has humor for both adults and kids and teaches us that even the imperfect can, truly, have a happy ending.

The orchestra is being led by Sean Fleming who is accompanied by Corey Redonnet (formally of Blue Man Group), Chuck McGregor, Alan Millet and others.  Musical direction by Linda Blanchard, stage direction by Melissa Hearth, choreography by Cayleigh and Melissa Hearth, costumes by Paulette Carter, Melissa Hearth, Lois Thomas, Kim Tolley, Kim Sweetser, Julie Laakso, and parents.

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