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Shrek! in Buffalo

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Donkey, Shrek and Fiona jump

Donkey, played by Fischer Kirven, jumps into the air with Shrek, played by Alex Abby, after rescuing Fiona, played by Keli Hague, on Friday in the Buffalo High School Auditorium. Shrek Jr. the Musical had three performances by the Creekside Performing Arts as their summer production.

Creekside Performing Arts recently put on a children's performance of the show "Shrek Jr. the Musical." The show was largely produced using kids of all ages, who took the stage alongside a few adults to bring Shrek to Buffalo. The show — which was Creekside's summer production — had three showtimes at the Buffalo High School auditorium.

The Gingerbread man, played by Grace Geis, is held by a guard

The Gingerbread man, played by Grace Geis, is held by a guard per the orders of Lord Farquaad, played by Colton Bennett, on Friday in the Buffalo High School Auditorium.

The three little pigs take their moment in the spotlight

From left, the three little pigs, played by Aniya Tenegu, Heather Rozema and Laurel Rozema, sigh early on in the play about being forced into a new home. This year’s summer performance was a kids special produced largely with kids from the community.

Pinocchio leads a song on stage

Pinocchio, played by Tye Tanachion, sings his opening number during an early scene in the play on Friday in the Buffalo High School Auditorium. Pinnochio joined the other storybook characters on stage at both the beginning and end of the play.

A line of dancers take the stage with Lord Farquaad

A line of dancers take the stage with Lord Farquaad for a song and dance number on Friday. The dancers returned to the stage for a number of different scenes.

Donkey and Shrek bicker on stage

Donkey, played by Fischer Kirven, bickers with Shrek, played by Alex Abby, after rescuing Fiona on Friday in the Buffalo High School Auditorium. The pair matched the characters' well-known friendship, bickering frequently as they decided what to do next.

The dragon, played by Danica Boyce, stands amidst the chaos

The dragon, played by Danica Boyce, stands amidst the chaos of people running all around her during her solo on Friday in the Buffalo High School Auditorium.

Fiona played by Emmi Pickett, Karly Peterson and Keli Hague

The character of Fiona was presented in three stages by three different-aged actresses. From left, Young Fiona was played by Emmi Pickett, teen Fiona played by Karly Peterson and adult Fiona played by Keli Hague. 

Donkey, played by Fischer Kirven, looks at a strawberry in confusion

Donkey, played by Fischer Kirven, looks at a strawberry in confusion before snacking on it on the edge of the stage on Friday in the Buffalo High School Auditorium.

Fiona, played by Keli Hague, performs a solo while onstage alone

Fiona, played by Keli Hague, performs a solo while onstage on Friday in the Buffalo High School Auditorium.

Fiona, played by Keli Hague, stands at the alter with Lord Farquaad,

Fiona, played by Keli Hague, stands at the altar with Lord Farquaad, played by Colton Bennett, for the start of their wedding ceremony on Friday in the Buffalo High School Auditorium. The ceremony was held just before sunset, so Fiona rushed through the ceremony until it was interrupted by Shrek.

Photojournalist

Jessi Dodge joined the Bulletin as a photojournalist and a Report for America corp member in 2020. If you have ideas or comments, reach out at jessi@buffalobulletin.com.

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