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Online only: Dance company shakes it to Shrek

Published: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 12:00 p.m. CDT
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(Photo by Patrick Nichols/Provided by StudioM Dance Company)
From left, Courtney Donnelly, Kaitlin Siener, Elizabeth Warner, Alison Morreale, Sam Myers-Miller and Izi Myers Miller in costume as characters from "Shrek."

DeKALB – StudioM Dance Company will present “Shakin’ to Shrek,” an original dance production based on the first two Shrek movies, at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 8 at Boutell Memorial Concert Hall on the campus of Northern Illinois University.

Doorsopen at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for children younger than 14. Tickets are available at the dance studio through Thursday, June 6, or at the door.

“Shrek has always been a family favorite, and I have the right kids to really pull off the characters this year,” said Lisa Morreale, owner and artistic director. “We’rejust having so much fun with all of the fun music, outrageous characters and colorful scenery.”

Taking on the lead character roles are Sam Myers-Miller as Shrek, Courtney Donnelly as Princess Fiona, Izi Myers-Miller as Ogre Fiona and Elizabeth Warner as Donkey.

Other soloists include Abbey Brooks as Lord Farquaad, Virginia Filicetti as the Dragon, Maddi Hoth as Prince Charming, Bailey Morreale as the Fairy Godmother, Lexi Salapatek as Puss, Kaitlin Siener as Human Shrek, Alison Morreale as Steed, Hannah Haak as Queen Lillian and Johnna Rohlman as King Harold.

The following CompanyM dancers will also be featured as various fairy tale and story characters: Michah Bubolz, Emily Carpino, Shannon Cowan, Kailey Davidson, Cassie Donnelly, Lauren Engel, Hadyn Fischer, Maryn Fischer, Quinn Fischer, Abby Goldman, Lea Guelde, Lydia Guelde, Kaitlin Haley, Lauren Hoth, Sophie Hoth, Jessica Keller, Kelsie Kruskol, Elly Lenschow, Maddie Lenschow, Marisa Manhart, Cheyanne Morgan, Caitlin Nottingham, Lily Padilla, Alex Rangel,Taelynn Rodeghero, Maria Saucedo, Kallie Siebrasse, Ashley Siener, Jocelyn Stanton, Alison Troy, Annie Tyrrell and Hailey Zilinski.

Several types of dance, including ballet, tap, jazz and hip-hop, will be showcased as each StudioM class is featured as elements from the stories.

StudioM is inside the Energym Sports campus, 1715 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore. For more information, call 815-899-7868 or visit the StudioM Web site at http://www.studiom-dancecompany.com/.

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