Brenda Thompson has really outdone herself with her latest design. The set and props designer created a dragon with movable wings and blinking eyes. It has become a character in Kempenfelt Community Players production of Shrek.
The show follows a not-so-little ogre named Shrek on a life-changing journey alongside the Dragon, a wisecracking Donkey, a feisty princess, a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits. It’s the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Shrek steps up to the task and proves that beauty truly is in the eye of the ogre.
Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical, the stage show is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie; Caroline, or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire.
Expect to see Who’s Who of local talent take the stage. Behind the scenes, there’s Stephen Bainborough directing all the action, Katie Pergau is music director and Heather Dennis choreographed all the moves.
KCP is a community theatre group that has been performing in Barrie and the surrounding area for over 40 years.
For tickets, $25 for adults, $20 for children, students and seniors 60+ (with valid ID), $19 for groups of 10 or more, visit www.kempenfeltplayers.com or call the box office at 705-739-4228.
Photo: Brenda Thompson created this dragon for Kempenfelt Community Players’ show Shrek The Musical Feb. 7-17 at Georgian Theatre
photo credit: Laura Bainborough