Shrek the Musical JR set for July 16-25

Shrek the Musical JR, to be performed by the Granbury Theatre Academy, kicks off Friday for run at Granbury Opera House

Shrek the Musical JR” will kick off the Granbury Theatre Academy Children's Series at the historic Granbury Opera House on July 16-25, 2021.
According to Music Theatre International, "Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek. One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he's handed a task — if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn't be complete without a few twists and turns along the way."
A Teen Cast will perform on July 16-18 and 23-25, while a Kids Cast will take the stage on July 19-22. Performances follow two-week summer camps at the Opera House.
Teen Cast members are Julie Akin, Hannah Baker, Kendrick Booth, Riley Breeden, Micah Chesney, Maudie Davis, Elliot Hayes, Suellyn Hunter, Anita Jenkins, Grace Kell, Elena Marski, Rachel Mastick, Lily McClendon, Maddie Neal, Hunter Patrick, Thomas Powderly, Molly Pruetz, Ryan Ramos, Gage Ramos, Ben Rongey, Vincenzo Rosenkranz, Dia Shaum, Sandy Strittmatter, Evie Watson, and Sal White.
In the Kids Cast are Vada Anderson, Sophie Anglin, Josie Boehm, Koral Bozeman, Kelsee Brinkley, Brinley Burbidge, Kai Cook, Harry Cruz, Kaylen Dewbre, Claire Dieterichs, Berklee Heil, Ana Johnson, Beckett Kelley, Emilee Marski, Topher Martin, Victoria Martos, Abigail McNeal, Zoe Moore, Tinley Mullins, Meghan Murray, Lauren Murray, Kaitlynn Porter, Isabella Price, Graham Ramos, Shelby Rose, Michael Rosenkranz, Lily Ross, Savannah Solberg, Mia Solberg, Blaire Stanfield, Tanner Stanfield, Elly Thorne, and Evey Woody. Rounding out the ensemble are Alana Briggs, Annabelle Brooks, Stella Brooks, Annsley Cottle, Rylee Dayton, Madison Drehmann, Paola Lumbreras, Eli Marski, Conley Price, Chloe Reagan, and Carmen Wright.
The musical is under the direction of academy director Matt Beutner assisted by Bentleigh Nesbit. Music direction is by Ashley Green, while Maddie Almond and Ethan Leake are leading choreography. Designers for the production are Haden Capps (sound), Devon Kleine (costumes and set), Colton Lively (makeup), and Whitney Shearon (lights). Shearon is also the stage manager.
For the Teen Cast, performance times are 7:30 P.M. on Fridays, 2:00 P.M. and 7:30 P.M. on Saturdays, and 2:00 P.M. on Sunday. The Kids Cast will perform at 7:30 P.M. nightly on July 19-22.
All tickets for this production are $20 and are available now through the GTC box office at (817) 579-0952 or online at www.granburytheatrecompany.org. Online and box office processing fees apply.
The Children's Series also includes “Frozen JR,” which will be on the Opera House stage on Nov. 19-21.
Sponsors for the series are Granbury Optimist Club, Berry & Berry Dental, First National Bank of Granbury, The Hyde Law Firm, and Henson Lumber.