Shrek the Musical takes the stage this weekend


AMBOY — This winter hasn’t frozen the spirits of the talented students preparing for the Amboy High School musical production of “Shrek The Musical,” produced through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

The Amboy High School production will have 7 p.m. evening performances on Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9. Additionally, there is a 2 p.m. matinee performance Sunday, March 10. All performances will be held in the Amboy High School James Braida Auditorium.  

Audiences will delight in joining Shrek, played by Lucas Blake, the unlikely hero, and his loyal steed, Donkey, played by Dashad Greene, as they set off on a quest to rescue the beautiful, albeit slightly temperamental, Princess Fiona, played by Erin Latta, from her tower guarded by a fire breathing, love-sick dragon. Add the diminutive Lord Farquaad, played by Kelton Schwamberger, and a gang of fairy tale misfits played by students from Amboy High School and Amboy Junior High School, and you’ve got a must-see musical comedy, "Shrek the Musical." 

The set was designed and built by Sue and Brad Latta, Jeff Blake and Deb Cleary.

Amy Wittenauer is creating costumes and turning Lucas Blake a hideous green

This performance is directed and choreographed by Amy Schwamberger and the music is under the direction of Travis Kemmerer.

Tickets are on sale from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the Amboy

 High School mall area, and also in the AHS office during school hours.

Tickets will also be available at the door one hour prior to each performance.