Ogre-whelming performance of Shrek the Musical
WE'VE all laughed along at the similarities between onions and ogres while watching DreamWorks classic Shrek, but have you heard about Shrek the Musical?
Saint Mary's Catholic College have, with over 50 of their year four to 10 students being apart of their very own production of Shrek the Musical.
Jessica Cunningham, Saint Mary's dance teacher and curriculum learning leader for the arts, said she was beyond proud of the musicals cast.
"They all just banded together beautifully,” she said.
"All of those hours of hard work and rehearsal really paid off.
"And, it was so great to have so many of them involved.”
Ms Cunningham said although it was a musical, Shrek is most well known for being a comedy.
"It was hilarious,” she said.
"The musical featured a lot of jokes from the original movie. Mostly between Shrek and Donkey.
"The songs were all pretty funny too.”
Shrek the Musical only featured two songs from the movie.
The other songs were all originals put together by the DreamWorks dream.
"Although they weren't featured in the movie, they still all followed the same plot,” Ms Cunningham said.
"The songs all added to the story of Shrek.
"All of the leads had a song and then we also had some year nine and 10 students working on our sound which was great.”
Despite a few technical difficulties on show night, the Saint Mary's cast pulled through by adding some of their own witty dialogue.
"We had a few issues with sound,” Ms Cunningham said.
"So it was a really great moment for me to see the cast improvising around that.
"It was seamless and the audience had no idea. They were real professionals.”
All of the leads, Shrek, Donkey, Princess Fiona, Dragon, and Lord Farquaad, were played by year 10 students.
"They all did an amazing job and hopefully took a lot away from the experience,” Ms Cunningham said.
"My favourite part was at the very end when all of the cast, even those who were behind the scenes, came out and danced to All Star from the movie.
"You could just see that they were really enjoying themselves and having the best time. They all danced off stage and through the audience. They even had the audience members dancing and singing along to All Star with them.”
Saint Mary's Catholic College performed Shrek the Musical on Friday, June 14 at 6pm, Friday, June 21 at 6pm and Saturday, June 22 at 6pm.
The last performance was recorded and available for family members of the cast to purchase through the school.