On the OES Mainstage Feb. 28-March 4
The OES Visual & Performing Arts department
proudly presents our 2018 All-School Musical
Based on the Oscar winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie; Caroline, or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there's more to the story than meets the ears."Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek...." And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who embarks on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered villain, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand . . . named Shrek.
- Wednesday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m.
- Thursday, Mar. 1, 7 p.m.
- Friday, Mar. 2, 7 p.m.
- Saturday, Mar. 3, 1 p.m. & 7 p.m.
- Sunday, March 4, 1 p.m.
Director: David Gomes
Music Director: Adam Steele
Orchestra Director: Nancy Teskey
Technical Director: Jem Pritchard
Stage Manager: Cara S., '18
OES Mainstage Performances
Stage productions at OES are an opportunity for the practical application and further development of technical and acting skills learned in curriculum-based courses, serving to encourage students to become involved in the theatrical arts, as well as providing thought-provoking entertainment for the community.
The Visual and Performing Arts Department is committed to providing the opportunity for students to participate in at least three fully-produced mainstage productions per year. We are committed to staging plays that align with our school mission and thus benefit the intellectual, cultural, spiritual, emotional, and artistic growth of our students. We strive to choose plays that are relevant to the community and that complement each other over the course of the year in style, content, and technical demand.
Our spring show is a student-driven (written, directed, produced), curriculum-based production, though all productions offer multiple levels of acting and technical challenge to meet students at appropriate developmental levels. Utilizing a mentorship model, OES mainstage productions offer leadership opportunities for our student directors, actors, and technical crew. In all productions, we seek a creative, collaborative process and environment and encourage crossing disciplines, divisions, and departments, as well as involvement with the wider community.
About Making Your RSVP
OES Visual and Performing Arts produces the All School Musical as a celebration of our community and the talents of our student performers, designers, artists and technicians. We ask all families to limit their tickets to 6 per household, if at all possible, to allow for the maximum number of families to celebrate with us. Please email email@example.com with questions. Thank you for supporting the arts at OES and we look forward to seeing you at the show!