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High schoolers bid farewell to Hannibal music

Senior Nate Wood sang a solo during the spring concert’s last number -- selections from the Broadway hit “American Idiot.”
Senior Nate Wood sang a solo during the spring concert’s last number — selections from the Broadway hit “American Idiot.”

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

The Hannibal High School chorus performed their last concert of the year May 20.

The theme of the night was endings and beginnings. 

The spring concert featured student performers in the Guitar Class, Senior Chorus and Pop! Choir. 

Choral students were under the direction of Abel Searor. The Guitar Class was under the instruction of Shirley Terrinoni. 

Casting complete for “Shrek the Musical”

The Oswego Children’s Theater recently held the first Rehearsal for their up-coming Production of “Shrek the Musical” Pictured in the photo are cast members Left to right, Front Row - Madeline Loomis & Abby Field, Second Row - Audrey Donovan , Grace Mason, Baxter Mason, Juliana Smith, Ellery Clarke, Ethan Cliff, Maya Loomis, Third Row – Abigail Lareau, Caroline Gray, Jessica Johnston, Doug Schneider, Leah Mullen, Faith Washington, Ella Shambo, and Lyndsie Lee Jones, director, at top.
The Oswego Children’s Theater recently held the first Rehearsal for their up-coming Production of “Shrek the Musical” Pictured in the photo are cast members Left to right, Front Row – Madeline Loomis & Abby Field, Second Row – Audrey Donovan , Grace Mason, Baxter Mason, Juliana Smith, Ellery Clarke, Ethan Cliff, Maya Loomis, Third Row – Abigail Lareau, Caroline Gray, Jessica Johnston, Doug Schneider, Leah Mullen, Faith Washington, Ella Shambo, and Lyndsie Lee Jones, director, at top.

The Oswego Children’s Theater has completed casting for its next production, of “Shrek the Musical.”

The musical play is based on the 2001 DreamWorks animated film “Shrek” and follows the adventures of a cantankerous Ogre named Shrek, his talking donkey friend and the beautiful princess Fiona.

The production features a huge cast of area youth including Doug Schneider in the role of Shrek, Leah Mullen as Fiona, Catrina Edwards as Donkey, Ryan Smith as Lord Farquad and Caroline Gray as the Dragon.

Other cast members include Ellery Clarke as the White Rabbitl; Ethan Cliff as Little Shrek; Audrey Donavan as Pig #1; Jessica Johnston as Mama Bear; Arianna Jones as a Bunny; Abigail Lareau as the Pig#2; Madeline Loomis as Teen Fiona; Maya Loomis as the elf; Baxter Mason as Pinocchio; Zander Mason as the Ugly Duckling; Grace Mason as Young Fiona; Odin Mosher as the Dish with the Spoon; Megan Murtha as The Fairy Godmother; Elijah Shambo as the Bishop; Ella Shambo as the Mad Hatter; and Issac Shambo as Grumpy the Dwarf.

Also: Tate Shambo as Puss-n-Boots; Julianna Smith as Gingy; Gregory Thomas as the Cow who jumped over the moon; Beatta Trovato as the Big Bad Wolf; Cody Vincent as the Captain of the Guard; and Faith Washington as the Wicked Witch.

In addition the supporting cast appears in multiple other roles as townspeople, Guards, and various fairy tale characters.

“Shrek the Musical” was adapted for the stage by David Lyndsay-Abaire, who wrote the book and lyrics, with music by Jeanine Tesori.

The show is directed by Lyndsie Lee Jones, with Music Director Kenneth C Jones, assisted by Dan Williams and Wayne A Mosher Jr.

The Show is produced By Kelly Mosher, who will also costume design with Florence Ross. Abby Field will act as stage manager assisted by Faith Washington.

Makeup designer will be Amanda Mosher. Adam Thompson will assist with the lights.

“Shrek the Musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI).

The production is set for 7:30 p.m. July 11, 12, 18, and 19, with matinee performances at 2 p.m. July 13, 19 and 20.

All performances will be in the theater space at the New Haven Congregational Church, on State Route 104 East between Oswego and Mexico.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students.

For reservations and more information,  call 342-5265

‘Charlie Brown’ takes the stage this weekend

Woodstock looks up at Snoopy adoringly in one of his quieter moments in this scene from “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.”  The production takes the stage at 8 p.m. June 6, 7, 13 and 14 and at 3 p.m. June 8 and 14 at CNY Arts Center, 357 State St. Church in Fulton. The 3’ x 4’ Snoopy Dog House will be awarded to a lucky winner at the final performance at 8 p.m. June 14. For tickets and more information, visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call 592-3373.
Woodstock looks up at Snoopy adoringly in one of his quieter moments in this scene from “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.” The production takes the stage at 8 p.m. June 6, 7, 13 and 14 and at 3 p.m. June 8 and 14 at CNY Arts Center, 357 State St. Church in Fulton. The 3’ x 4’ Snoopy Dog House will be awarded to a lucky winner at the final performance at 8 p.m. June 14. For tickets and more information, visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call 592-3373.

4 SUNY Oswego employees to exhibit at Everson

A panel of volunteer judges professionally involved in the arts recently selected works by four SUNY Oswego employees to appear in the regionwide “On My Own Time” exhibition Oct. 11 to Nov. 16 at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse.

The four winners, who displayed their work in May at Penfield Library for the college’s third annual “On My Own Time” exhibition, include:

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