“Shrek the Musical” was showcased Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the Emery High Auditorium in Castle Dale.
The play is the musical story from the DreamWorks Classic. It’s the story of the ogre Shrek losing his swamp to Lord Farquuad and only getting it back if he can rescue the princess Fiona from the dragon and bring her to Lord Farquaad to marry. In the saving of Fiona, Shrek and his friend donkey, free her only to discover that Shrek is falling for Fiona himself. This fun-filled musical involves such great songs as “Bright New Beautiful World,” “I’m A Believer” and “Forever.”
The play was directed by Neal Peacock and the musical director was Marilee Cox, who also managed the costumes. Costuming was a huge job because there are over 90 different costumes used during the play. Scenery was built by the Emery High stage crew and other volunteers.
“This musical production is my 177th play and 47th musical in my 33 years that I’ve been at Emery High,” Peacock said. “It has been one of the funnest plays that I’ve directed. Sometimes we have to stop rehearsal because we’re laughing so hard.”