Saturday, March 29, 2014

ECCC’s Shrek the Musical Cast

Above are cast members for the East Central Community College ENCORE production of Shrek the Musical scheduled April 7-12 in the Vickers Fine Arts Center auditorium on the Decatur campus. Matinee performances begin at 9 a.m. April 7-11(Monday through Friday). Evening performances are scheduled at 7 p.m. April 10-12 (Thursday through Saturday). Shrek the Musical (lyrics by David Lindsey-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori) brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage. The presentation is part romance, part twisted fairytale, and all-around fun for the entire family!

 The talented cast includes (in front) Chandler Smith (as Shrek) of Philadelphia; (first row, from left) Bristol Buffington, El Paso, Texas; Jordan Lovorn, Louisville; Mackenzie Gannon, Decatur; Annslee Calhoun, Lake; McCoy Compton, Forest; Karise Parkman, Lake; Claire Griffin and Alana Kron, both of Decatur; Cara Jackson, Louisville; and Emily Cook, Carthage; (second row, from left) Deejay Rolison, Conehatta; Charles Taylor, Philadelphia; Brianna Parkman, Lake; Anna Girling, Carthage; Courtney Tillman, Decatur; Tallie Johnston, Lake; Leah Ferguson, Philadelphia; Hannah Robinson, Union; Georgia Doner, Bailey; and Hailey Mitchell, Meridian; Gloriana Latham and Kara Beth Johnson, both of Morton; Kayla Covington, Nanih Waiya; Emilee Cox and Kelsey Cox, both of Forest; Kasey Logan, Lake; Laney Frasier, Carthage; Hannah Brown, Decatur; Hailey Moore, Carthage; Haleigh West, Hickory; Sarah Hall, Philadelphia; Danielle Gregory, Little Rock; and Kara Yates, Morton; and (fourth row, from left) David Wilson, Collinsville; Dominick Fields, Forest; Sam Lovorn, Philadelphia; Ryan Godwin, Newton; Zach Peden, Philadelphia; Tate Emmons, Lake; David Fortenberry, Philadelphia; Jonathan Hodge, Lake; Kirk Griffin, Union; Ian Lanthrip, Forest; Conor Bell, Carthage; Clint Walker, Newton; Nathan Williams, Union; and Houston Martin III, Edinburg. Not pictured are Jayohnnie Slaughter of Union and Hillary Williams of Philadelphia. ECCC music instructor Natalie Emmons serves as director. Tickets are $10 for the evening performances. For more information, contact Emmons at 601-635-6347 or email