July 7, 2022
Article by Editor Rachel Scofield
Photos by Amy Lynn
This weekend, travel with the Millersport Community Theatre to the land of Duloc for Shrek the Musical.
Based on the DreamWorks film, the story follows an ogre named Shrek (Brenton LeuVoy) and a talking donkey (Ryan Bernstein) as they partake in an epic quest to rescue a princess from a dragon’s keep.
“This production is our biggest endeavor yet,” said Johanna Whetstone-LeuVoy, who plays Princess Fiona. “Costumes rented from a professional company, major set pieces, crazy lighting design, huge cast age ranging from six to 66, and even large-scale puppets. This one is selling like crazy and is going to be an amazing family-friendly event.”
Director Josh Whetstone agrees.
“The production value seems to keep going up with every show,” Whetstone said. “The lighting and special effects are amazing – along with the set pieces we’ve been able to create.
It’s obviously a very kid friendly and funny – quite the departure from Jesus Christ Superstar. So, we encourage people to bring their families and have a good time slipping into the world of Shrek and Fiona.”
Regular audience members will recognize a lot of familiar faces, but Shrek also introduces a good mix of newcomers.
“The actors in this show are absolutely incredible,” Whetstone said. “They’ve worked really hard to make this production great.”
You may purchase tickets in advance at www.mctohio.com or at the door. All tickets are $15 reserved seating, first come/first served.
On Friday and Saturday, the shows start at 7:30 p.m., while the Sunday matinee will begin at 2 p.m. All performances take place at the Millersport Elementary School Auditorium, 11850 Lancaster Street in Millersport. The house opens 30 minutes before the showtime.
Follow MCT on Facebook to learn more about upcoming shows, including the fall production of Clue on Stage.
Special thanks to Amy Todd from Photos by Amy Lynn for all the amazing photographs used in this article!