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Avenue Players travel into the swamp with Shrek the Musical
Posted 11/10/2017 11:46AM

By Elizabeth Coman '19, Student Columnist

The Avenue Players at the Academy of the Sacred Heart wowed the crowd with their fall production of Shrek the Musical, which ran from November 2-4 in the newly renovated Richard C. Colton, Jr. Center for Performing and Fine Arts on the school’s campus.

Shrek the Musical tells the story of an ogre searching for acceptance in society and a way to keep his swamp all to himself. The Avenue Players impressed the audience with their amazing vocals and stunning stage presence. It was evident that they enjoyed what they were doing. “It was so much fun!” said junior Alyssa Langlois, who portrayed Gingy in the play. “I am so proud of my fellow castmates and tech crew for the amazing work on the show.”

Other starring members of the talented cast included Katherine Wise as Shrek, Shay Adams as Fiona, Amélie Ettinger as Donkey, Gigi Sonnier as Lord Farquaad, Camille Delesdernier as Pinocchio, Mimi White as Dragon, and more Avenue Players in the ensemble cast. The cast performed both upbeat songs and slower ballads, such as “Big Bright Beautiful World” and “I Know It’s Today.” Nearly every scene included a choreographed dance in front of a detailed backdrop.

The Avenue Players anticipate an equally successful play in the spring, which will be announced in the coming months.

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