When I attended Shrek the Musical put on by Wylie High Schools Theater Department, I admit that I did not have high expectations. I had always enjoyed the Shrek movies, but was not prepared to witness the green Ogre come to life before my eyes. From the moment the characters marched down the isle of the auditorium, it was evident that many talented people had put time in effort into making this performance enjoyable and memorable. Shrek the Musical consisted of a tremendous cast, beautiful music, awe inspiring scenery in addition to heart felt imagery. The impeccable cast portrayed their characters perfectly, and I cannot imagine anyone being suited for any of the characters. Shrek, played by Barrett Phillips, carried a Scottish accent the …show more content…
During the musical, Shrek talks about how his life resembles an onion with many layers beyond his harsh exterior. Donkey furthers this metaphor by telling Shrek that he is hiding behind his scary and ugly face just because he is afraid to let people into his heart. He is afraid to show emotion and feelings to Fiona because he is hiding behind his onion layers. Donkey explained that Shrek’s layers were more like a parfait because each layer is beautiful and worth exploring. Shrek had always put up his layers acted as if he were an onion, stinky and unwanted. Another more straightforward and funny use of imagery was when donkey and Shrek arrive at the castle to save Princess Fiona, they realize that they have to cross a bridge over hot lava. Shrek reluctantly surrenders and agrees that he and Donkey had become friends. Now they were going to pass this life obstacle together and cross the bridge. In fact, the actual dialogue was, “Let’s cross this bridge together, like a metaphor.” Wylie High School’s production of Shrek the Musical definitely exceeded my expectations. I have a new respect for the time and effort these students put into the production. When the entire cast came together to sing the final song from the movie “I’m a Believer”, I realized that the entire cast and crew had done just that, they had made me a believer of their amazing
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They use the imagery in many different ways to give a deeper understanding of the book. My first example of imagery is about the muck fires. The book says “The muck fire was particularly strong. I could actually see it, and feel it, and smell it swirling over and into our yard.” This gives a lot of detail to the muck fires.
From the initial reaction to the announcement, everyone seemed excited as can be. Three long, hard months of work all come down to just five shows, each two hours long. To have these musicals there is a lot of work to be done in a little amount of time. At Kings Junior High every performer is not only required to be at all of their rehearsal times, but have private one on one singing coaching, and donating some of their time to the building of the set. For a show to have a good outcome, every single person must be putting in a lot of time and effort, not just as rehearsals but at home also.
Another example of imagery is when Wiesel described the hanging of the pipel. Earlier in the chapter, Wiesel had emphasized the degree to which he and the other prisoners had been used to the sight of hangings, every prisoner having been forced to go through repeated beatings and humiliations… The hanging of this very special child, in marked contrast to all the other hangings the prisoners observed, marked a new level of brutality even for the Nazis. For the first time, Wiesel notes, the other prisoners cried at the sight of the boy’s hanging – a cruel execution because of the fact that the kid was lightweight, so he didn't die quickly. It was this hanging, that prompted others to doubt the presence of GOD.
As the lights dimmed and the cast took the stage to sing their opening number, the first thing to catch my eye was the costumes of the cast. Having never heard of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, I wasn’t aware of what type of musical it would be. The moment I saw the cast in their rock star themed costumes, I knew it was
One-hundred and fifty students stared out at the audience, heaving after singing their final note at the All-State Honor Choir Conference. Among those kids was Janie Hawkins, a five-foot-two, singing powerhouse. All state choir is focused on learning music and perfecting skills, so when Janie got in, she received music at home before the “conference.” She and other students tried out in September, received the music and then stayed in Eugene, Oregon. After two days of practicing for the performance with her choir peers, Janie and the choir finally did the performance and had to say goodbye to their new-found friends at the Eugene Hult Center.
Shrek : Resilience SA The movie ‘Shrek’ released in 2001, is a great tale of love, and friendship. Shrek an ogre, leaves the comfort of his swamp to gain a deed to his land, on the way, he finds his partner, and friend for life. Throughout the film, Shrek develops resilience, despite it being a prior characteristic. Shrek shows resilience when he accepts his mistakes and apologises to Fiona, whilst he is doing this, he tells her how he really feels.
Which says a lot about how well written the musical is, and the time that went into creating the story. The characters also followed a journey throughout the story that allowed me and other audience members to see their lives and to also become sympathetic with them. An example is with the character Arthur, which is played by John Naumann. At first, the musical shows Arthur being mistreated by other cast members, then later he is loved and respected by other members who wouldn’t have respected him previously. What I think the story or the moral of the musical is, it shows the life of a misunderstood sasquatch at first, becoming friends with a boy and then they both help make each others lives better.
As a musical that is created based on a blockbuster, the basic story framework is without novelty – an ugly but kind-hearted ogre experiences lots of dangers with a friend, saves the princess like a hero and wins her heart in the end. However, I have to admit that Shrek the Musical does a fantastic job to convert a movie into a Broadway show, considering the high level of complexity and difficulty for a team to humanize animated characters and imitate scenes. There are a lot of details, including Pinocchio’s growing nose, in the musical that show off the elaboration. Undoubtedly, the scenery is one of the brightest spots in this musical.
Before the start of this class, I overused common imagery such as “shine bright like a diamond” to try to convey my feelings. Writing with clichéd imagery dilutes the reader’s attachment to the story because emotions are absent. In this class, I have learned that I have to reflect on my true feelings and emotions before writing. Hopefully allows my readers to feel what I once felt. My favorite imagery that I have written in this class was the spider web in the essay about my grandfather.
Hey there! Today’s literary discussion is on theme. Third on our list, theme is defined by Dictionary.com as a unifying or dominant idea, motif, etc., as in a work of art, (Dictionary.com). In short, a theme is “the author’s purpose, meaning, or message,” (Lesha Myers, 104).
Chase Nelson (Joseph) had such a smooth and steady voice that stood out from the rest. The three narrators also had lovely voices, but of the three, Jessica Farfan had such a sweet yet powerful voice; to realize that she is only a freshman in high school with a voice like that is unbelievable. Finally, Russell Levin (Reuben) had a very comedic voice in “One More Angel in Heaven”. He really sold the part considering the song was intended to be sung like a western style tune. Although the actors all had lovely voices, the lyrics were often difficult to understand.
He has to use everything he has learnt.) In the film when Shrek finds out that Princess Fiona was not talking about him he uses everything he has learnt and everyone he has met for example the dragon helps him get Princess Fiona back. Shrek steps up and tries to fight Lord Farquaad, who then calls his guards on him then the dragon eats Lord Farquaad, and Shrek escapes death again. The Return with the Elixir- (He returns with “elixir” and he uses it to help everyone from the ordinary world.)
The actors’ portrayal of residents of Newtown as well as the use of the stage are what really engaged me as an audience member. I attended they play at The Human Race Theater Company on February 3rd. I had never been to this theater so I really had no expectations of it. The cast’s ability to really make the audience feel like he or she is actually in Newtown during the aftermath of the shooting is what really engages them.
Fear washes over me, because I know that if I mess up, everyone in the room will know it. The fear leaves as I hear the loud and rowdy laughter of the audience, who are clearly enjoying the performance. I feel pride, because I know that our hard work has been a success, and instead of worrying, I can be proud of what we have done. The lights go off, then come back on, and we bow to the thunderous applause erupting from the audience like a roar from a ferocious lion. I know then that I have been apart of something great: a tiny, low-budget theatre performing a play that achieved