"Shrek" is no ordinary ogre — as was shown by a successful community production which just ended its three-day run.
Who better to be swamped with autograph requests than Shrek?
Actually it was Michael Goldberg in the title role of the musical that ended its three-day run on Sunday at Gratz College in Melrose Park. But he was far from alone in this Beth Sholom & Adath Jeshurun Players big bright beautiful world of a production based on the Broadway show (which is based on the hit movie).
Others in the cast included the fine Fiona (Mindy Rubinlicht, in a wow performance); the pin-the-fairy tale-on-the-delightful-Donkey (Moriah Tobin); the Dragon (Amy Blum, whose fiery finesse would qualify her to give lessons on how to train your own dragon); and don’t-sell-him-short Lord Farquaad (hey, Mark Lieberman, need the number of a good knee man?).
Kudos, too, to Eric A. Schnitzer, the musical director and conductor, whose sound advice helped the show soar ogre the rainbow as did the work of the very busy producers, Harvey Perelman and Lana Dishler.
Fairy tales do come true — and SRO is the proof!