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SHREK The Musical Runs Sept. 21-23

ACTUP_Shrek logoSHREK The Musical
Acting Up
Sept. 21-23
Mason High School Theatre

Directed by Caroline Hall
Vocal & orchestra direction by Jeanne Bilyeu
Choreographed by Shawn Flick
Produced by Laura Peebles

Official cast list (scroll down)

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, SHREK The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure,. “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 over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand… and his name is Shrek.

  • Fri, Sept. 21 at 7pm
  • Sat, Sept. 22 at 2pm &  7pm
  • Sun, Sept. 23 at 2pm

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2017-2018 Orchid Awards for Acting Up

ACTUP-logoDisney’s MARY POPPINS

  • Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance – Amy Lacey
  • Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance – Michael Williams
  • Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance – Kyle Rosa
  • ​Excellence in Lobby Display – Stephanie Bush, Karen Kopack, Linda Rothstein and Jen Scalfaro
  • Excellence in Program Art – Sue LaChappelle
  • Excellence in Set Construction – Steve Fair & Brent Peebles
  • Excellence in Producing – Adrianna Hartmann
  • Excellence in Light Design – Allen Young
  • Excellence in Stage Management – Rachelle Penilla
  • Excellence in Costume Design – Becky Corstanje, Sue Speno, Andrea Leford, Alicia Farbstein
  • Excellence in Special Effects – Scott Meyer, Spencer Walsh, Brahm Corstanje, Sue LaChapelle
  • Excellence in Choreography – Catherine Dresbach, Anna Duvall Sheehan, Erin Speno
  • Excellence in Direction – Joel Saeks
  • Excellence in Set Design – Brent Peebles, Steve Fair, Aaryn Allman
  • Excellence in Ensemble – Joel Saeks & Cast

ANYTHING GOES

  • Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance – Skye Haruyama
  • Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance – Sam Hoyer
  • Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance – Katie Short
  • Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance – Nick Fisher
  • Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance – Cammie Caldwell
  • Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance – Alexa Mueller
  • Excellence in Program Art – Sue LaChappelle
  • Excellence in Set Design – Brent Peebles & Steve Fair
  • Excellence in Producing – Laura Peebles
  • Excellence in Stage Management – Rachelle Penilla
  • Excellence in Choreography – Erin Russell, Karen Galliers, Shawn Flick, Caroline Hall
  • Excellence in Musical Direction – Jeanne Bilyeu
  • Excellence in Vocal Direction – Phil Clary
  • Excellence in Costume Design – Sue Speno & Becky Corstanje
  • Excellence in Ensemble – Joey Schnell, Erin Russell and Cast
  • Excellence in Dance Execution – Ensemble

2017-2018 Orchid & OCTAfest Convention Awards

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Auditions Announced for SHREK The Musical at Acting Up

ACTUP-logoMay 7 & May 9 at 6pm

Mason Intermediate Elementary School
6307 S Mason Montgomery Rd
Mason, Ohio 45040

Sign Up for an audition spot on the Sign Up Genius http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4facaf29a13-auditions8.

Ages 8-18 (and still in high school) years old

Prepare a song (preferably with a backing track) and a monologue (together less than 2 minutes long). Bring audition form, picture. Dress to dance. More information is on the website.

Show info: Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs and a sidesplitting book. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film (Fiona the princess, Donkey, Pinocchio, Gingy the cookie with attitude) to life on stage and proves there’s more to the story than meetsthe ears.

For more information on the show, click here. https://www.mtishows.com/shrek-the-musical

Schedule: Rehearsals will start the second week of July and are expected to be Monday-Thursday 6:30-9:00pm and Sundays 1:00-4:00pm, with the potential for some extended choreography rehearsals on Sunday afternoons. Not all actors will be called to every rehearsal. Performances are scheduled to be September 21-23 at the Mason High School Theater.

Who’s Directing?: “Shrek” will be directed by Caroline Hall, with Music Direction by Jeanne Bilyeu. Assistant director will be Brahm Corstanje.

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Guitarist Needed for MARY POPPINS at Acting Up

ACTUP_Mary Poppins logoActing Up is in need of a guitarist for our upcoming production of MARY POPPINS.

It calls for acoustic and electric, music is heavily notated (versus chorded). There are a couple more rehearsals and then Tech week and shows will be March 12-18.

If you know anyone, please have them contact Ryan. ryan@yoxthimer.com.

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MARY POPPINS Runs March 16-18

ACTUP_Mary Poppins logoMARY POPPINS
Acting Up
March 16-18
Mason Middle School

Directed by Joel Saeks
Vocal direction by Jeanne Bilyeu
Orchestra directed by Ryan Yoxthimer
Choreographed by Catherine Dresbach & Anna Duvall Sheehan
Produced by Adrianna Hartmann

Official cast list |

Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, the jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect.

  • Fri, March 16 at 7pm
  • Sat, March 17 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Sun, March 18 at 5pm

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