High School Drama Club to Perform ‘Shrek’

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The animated tale of an ogre who finds love will be told on the Amityville Memorial High School stage with the Drama Club’s upcoming production of “Shrek the Musical.” There will be four performances by the cast of 40 student actors.

Junior Alexander Diaz stars as the title character. Additional lead roles include Colleen Compitello as Fiona, Johnatan Blanchard as Donkey, Shaakirah Nazim-Harris as Dragon, Alexa Victor as Lord Farquaad and Nathalie Larin as Pinocchio. While the story is based upon the 2001 movie, the musical adaptation also features several other well-known fairy tale characters.

Musical numbers include “Story of My Life,” “ Freak Flag” and “What’s Up Duloc.” There is also a surprise closing number. 

The show is directed by Megan Ashe. The assistant director is Bianca Ferrante and the technical director is Paul Cimmino. Several high school students are also serving on the tech crew.

Show times are Friday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 13, at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 14, at 3 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Tickets are $10 per person at the door.