HERE ARE SOME OF THE Wakefield residents involved in the Wakefield Repertory Youth Theatre’s production of “Shrek The Musical!”

HERE ARE SOME OF THE Wakefield residents involved in the Wakefield Repertory Youth Theatre’s production of “Shrek The Musical!”

Published in the July 28, 2017 edition.

WAKEFIELD — Come join Wakefield Repertory Youth Theatre as they proudly present the fun-filled, family friendly “Shrek the Musical!” next week.

“Shrek the Musical!” will be performed at the Melrose Performing Arts Center located at the Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School, 350 Lynn Fells Parkway, on Thursday, August 3, 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m. as well as a matinee on Saturday, August 5, at 1 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for seniors, and $10 for children under 18. Tickets will be available at the door and online at

Wakefield Repertory Youth Theatre is a six-week theater program devoted to teaching children about theater from on stage singing, dancing and acting to the behind the scenes magic of set design, lighting and costuming while putting together a spectacular musical theater production.

WRYT has a long and illustrious history of fabulous children’s theatre. Past productions of “Wizard of Oz,” “Seussical,” “Peter Pan,” “Annie” and “My Son Pinocchio” have begun to build a strong theatrical foundation for youths with an appreciation and interest in the arts. We have seen our costs soar to great heights and come together to create theatre- yet at the end of the day we are most proud of the family that WRYT has become and the legacy and impact that this program has on the community and it’s students.

“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek….” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero.” — Music Theatre International.

The production is directed by Adam Schuler, with music directed by Samantha Prindiville, choreographed by Sarah DiTonno, stage managed by Grace Dolan and production managed by Alison Butts.

Please join and share the “Shrek the Musical” facebook event page at

Come support the performing Wakefield residents: Chelsie Attardi, Ellie Butler, Teagan Brackett, Thomas Berinato, Zachariah Baumhardt, Isabella Camuso, Reagan Cleversey, Charlotte Hill, Eden Hudson, Felicia Hollinden, Leah Spillane, Meagan Lyle, Theo Lyle, Aimee Martine, Grace Morrison, Reegan O’Brien, Molly Wieneke and Bianca Zani.