Coming Thursday, the SM East auditorium will be transformed into a land Far Far Away.
The school’s award-winning music and theatre departments are putting the finishing touches on this school year’s musical, Shrek, which will run Thursday through Saturday.
Director Brian Cappello says the production is a fun departure from some of the more traditional musicals SM East has produced in recent years.
“We went with Shrek because it has a big cast—last year’s cast for Drowsy Chaperone was a bit smaller,” he said. ” Also, it’s just a fun show! It’s geared towards kids, but adults will love the humor too.”
Cappello said the show has provided a fun challenge for the production’s technical crew as well as tech director Tom DeFeo. The production features multiple set changes — as well as a moving dragon, several puppets and Pinocchio’s growing nose, which was designed by Bray Hoefgen, a member of the school’s robotics club.
Shrek’s crew has also been hard at work on the vibrant costumes needed to transform the cast into the fairy tale characters.
“Because the show is so new, there aren’t any costume packages available,” Cappello said. “[Costumes designer Summer Finkelston] and the costumes crew have been working on this show since September.”
(Find information about the performance times on the PVPost events calendar).