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October 22, 2018

3/6/2018 3:51:00 PM
Shrek and Co. to JMS stage
JHS Drama Club to present unconventional fairy tale March 23-25
Pictured are three of the cast members of the Jackson High School Drama Clubís upcoming production of SHREK The Musical. From the left, are: Zack McGowan as Donkey, Emily Polcyn as Princess Fiona and Marshall Evans as Shrek. (Photos Courtesy of Cathy Lord and JHS Drama Club)

Pictured are three of the cast members of the Jackson High School Drama Clubís upcoming production of SHREK The Musical. From the left, are: Zack McGowan as Donkey, Emily Polcyn as Princess Fiona and Marshall Evans as Shrek. (Photos Courtesy of Cathy Lord and JHS Drama Club)

Considering the appearances of the cast members, itís a sure bet that those attending the Jackson High School Drama Clubís production of SHREK The Musical will experience an interesting and entertaining time. The stage version of the Oscar-nominated animated film will be performed on the weekend of March 23-25 at the Jackson Middle School Auditorium.
Considering the appearances of the cast members, itís a sure bet that those attending the Jackson High School Drama Clubís production of SHREK The Musical will experience an interesting and entertaining time. The stage version of the Oscar-nominated animated film will be performed on the weekend of March 23-25 at the Jackson Middle School Auditorium.

This spring, the Jackson High School (JHS) Drama Club in cooperation with the JHS Music Department, will present SHREK The Musical. Public performances will be held on the evenings of Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24 at 7 p.m. and also on Sunday, March 25 at 3 p.m.

Based on the Oscar-winning animated film, SHREK The Musical is a fairy-tale adventure that rewrites the book on fairy-tale adventures and proves that not only is beauty more than skin-deep, but that heroes can come in every shape and size.

"Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek...." And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and slew of other fairy-tale misfits, and you've got the kind of a mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there is one on hand...and his name is Shrek.

The JHS Drama Club will bring this unconventional fairy tale to life through the talents of over 80 JHS and Jackson Middle School students who are participating in the cast, crew and pit orchestra for this production. Cathy Lord will once again serve as the director.

"This show is bound to be one of the biggest, grandest and most memorable adventures ever undertaken," Director Lord predicted.

In addition to public performances, the cast of SHREK The Musical will also be hosting a very special ticketed event prior to the show on Saturday, March 24. The "Shrektacular Swamp Bash" is sure to be a party like no other, where guests will get to meet and interact with the characters, share a few special Shrek snacks, register for one-of-a-kind door prizes as well as participate in a few other surprises.

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Following the Bash, guests will enjoy reserved seating for the Saturday evening performance. Tickets for this special event are $12 per person. The number of Bash tickets available for purchase is limited to ensure reserved seating and thus expected to sell out quickly.

Swamp Bash tickets and regular admission pre-sale tickets (which are good for open seating at any performance) are currently available from any student involved in the show and in the JHS office.

The JHS Drama Club would like to sincerely thank its sponsors, without whose support this show would not be possible. Sponsors include: A.L. Terry Jewelers, AluChem, Altitude Youth, Arch & Eddie's, the Balzer Family, Bellisio Foods, BPW, the Bowman Family, Buckeye Construction, Byler's Veterans Group Home, Christian Life Academy, the Cunningham Family, the Dalton Family, D.M. Davis Choirs, the Ephlin Family, Fabulous D's, the Ferris Family, Gary's Body Shop, Giovanni's of Jackson, GMP Local 45 B (OSCO), the Harley Family, Jackson Hope Center, Jerry's Jamestown Market, the Johnson Family, JPsports Photography, Kinden Kuts, LaRosa's of Jackson, Lewis Drug Store, Natural Healing Massage Therapy, the Ochsenbein Family, Ohio Valley Bank, Perry's Physical Therapy, the Radune Family, Randy Evans for County Commissioner, the Rice Family, SERVPRO of Jackson, Southern Ohio Smiles, Sport-About, Tiffany Ridgeway for County Auditor, UFCW Local 1059, VFW, Wesley United Methodist Youth Teams, and World Outreach Ministries.

In issuing a blanket invitation to the public, Director Lord said: "Mark your calendar now and be sure to join us for this ogre-sized fable of fun as the greatest fairy tale NEVER told comes to life on the Jackson Middle School stage."





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