SHREK The Musical Creative

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Shannon is honored to return Southwick Regional School for her second musical. Shannon holds a Bachelor’s of Music from the prestigious Manhattan School of Music. A Connecticut native, Shannon has been involved in performing arts since a very young age. Knowing the power the performing arts had on her life, she made the change from performing to talent development and education. Over the past 15 years, she has taught, assisted directed, assisted with music direction and directed numerous productions. Those productions include CINDERELLA KIDS,, ARISTOCATS KIDS, ANNIE, 101 DALMATIANS, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and SEUSSICAL . She also has worked as a teaching artist and assistant costume designer with The Hartford Stage Summer Studio. Shannon would like to thank Ms. Grunwald for trusting her with these amazing students, Mr. Bladyka and the Stagecraft Team for the amazing set, and the truly magical cast and crew who gave everything they had to make this production truly spectacular, Ms Fortier and Mr Quinn for all their hard work and commitment to making this show move and sound beautifully, Sabrina and Liz for the wonderful costumes, Paige for all her help in assisting with the direction of the show — and a very special sendoff to all the wonderful seniors who I’ve gotten to know over the past two years. Reach for the Stars, and let your Freak Flag Fly.
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Paige is excited to choreograph her second production for the SRS Drama Club! Paige holds a Master of Arts in Teaching and a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Mount Holyoke College, and is a licensed K-12 Dance Teacher in MA and CT. Paige is currently an Educational Team Leader with the Hampden Wilbraham Regional School District. Paige is also the Co-Artistic Director of The Dance Studio of Windsor Locks, CT, and the Assistant Director of The Dance Studio of Wilbraham, MA. She has taught in the Dance Departments at Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School, Amherst Regional Middle and High Schools, and Springfield Conservatory of the Arts. Paige has taught at performing arts camps and choreographed numerous community musicals and dance productions over the past 15 years for Mount Holyoke College, Colchester Community Theater in Colchester, CT, Lamb Theatricals in South Windsor, CT, The Dance Studios of Wilbraham and Windsor Locks, and more, including SEUSSICAL and MARY POPPINS. In 2019 and 2021, she choreographed professional Actors' Equity productions of THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES and THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES: DREAM ON at The Majestic Theater in West Springfield, MA. She has studied many styles of dance, participated in/directed show choir groups, and had leading roles in community musicals. When she is not dancing or teaching, Paige can be found eating ice cream, spending time with family and friends, using essential oils, and planning her next trip to Walt Disney World! Paige is very honored to share her love of dance with the students at SRS, grateful to maintain her ties to the Southwick community, and would like to thank the Cast, Crew, and Production Team for a wonderful experience!
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Music Director
Rich has been teaching and performing music throughout New England for the past 18 years. Many of his students have gone on to study music at the college level in programs such as Westfield State, UMass Amherst, Boston College and Berklee School of Music. Rich is thrilled to have been given the opportunity to return to his alma mater to helm the 9-12 Band and Chorus program and is very excited to be directing the show. He'd like to thank Shannon, Janet, Paige, Tyler, and the musicians and performers. Here's to many more shows to come!
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Janet has been involved in theater performance and production for over four decades, the last 23 years as a member of the SRS English Department faculty and adviser to many extra-curricular activities including the SRS Drama Club and Stagecraft. When not busy with her students in & out of the classroom, she can often be found with a guitar or camera in hand, exploring her passions for music & travel. She is grateful for her theatrical partners in crime and to be part of the team guiding this talented group of students, and always to Van Farrier for inviting her into the SRS Drama Club Family.
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Scenic Designer
Tyler is the 7th-8th grade Art Teacher and has been involved with set design and Stagecraft at SRS since THE ADDAMS FAMILY in 2017. He enjoys bringing his expertise with art and building beyond the art room and onto the stage.
Costume Designer
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Assistant Director
Paige is a Senior at SRS and this will be her fifth show at the school. She was an Assistant Director for NEWSIES in 2020 and last fall's production of CLUE. She is very excited for the production of this musical.
Stage Manager
Sound Technician
Lighting Technician
Natalie is a creative and hardworking Junior at SRS. She loves spending time with her friends and is very dedicated to the shows. Last year she ran the lights for SRS not even a week from having major surgery! She always puts in the effort and is really reliable.
Assistant Stage Manager
Lo joined the Stage Crew in 2021 working backstage for the fall production of A LITTLE PRINCESS. Next year, they will continue in the SRS Drama Club and inherit the full title and responsibilities of Stage Manager.

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Based on the Dreamworks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig

      Book and Lyrics by      

       Music by      




    Originally produced on Broadway by
    DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions:

    Original Production Directed by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford