Under the direction of Samuel Plotkin, musical director Brianna Brickman, producer Lisa Conti, stage producer Samuel Plotkin and choreographer Kevin Burns, the Locust Valley Jesters drew packed audiences to “Shrek The Musical,” held in the high school auditorium.
Originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions and based on the book by David Lindsay-Abaire, “Shrek The Musical” is a combined fantasy and romantic comedy about an ogre, played by Jackson Palmer, who lives in a swamp and who discovers that the kingdom is becoming corrupt because of Lord Farquaad (Daniel Dujmic). Lord Farquaad wants to be the next king of the kingdom and makes a deal with Shrek, for the exchange of Princess Fiona, played by Josianne Raneri, and for the existence of a peaceful swamp.
The audience could not stop laughing at the actors’ quips and marveled over the expertly played roles, set design by Nicole Stiegelbauer-Montenegro and costuming by Lisa Conti. The beloved musical numbers were also followed along and enjoyed by the audience, including “Big Bright Beautiful World,” “Story of My Life,” “The Goodbye Song” and “I’m a Believer.”
Date Added: 4/11/2022