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Central School seventh-grader Alec Bender (left) plays the role of Shrek as Natalie Ringel (middle), plays captain of the guard, during a rehearsal of “Shrek: The Musical,” a Glencoe Junior High Project production, at Central’s Misner Auditorium on Thursday, Jan. 29. Photos by Fouad Egbaria/22nd Century Media
Alec Bender (middle), plays the role of Shrek during a rehearsal of “Shrek: The Musical” at Central School’s Misner Auditorium on Thursday, Jan. 29, a scene in which the villagers storm his swamp.
Natalie Ringel (left) admonishes Pinocchio, played by eighth-grader Lily Lederer.
Sixth-grader Alexis Burton performs a song, playing the role of a young Princess Fiona, during a scene in which the princess is still trapped in a castle cell.
Janie Rudolph (left) plays the role of the diminutive Lord Farquaad as Genna Wrobel plays the role of Gingy and the Pied Piper.
Alec Bender puts an intimidating face on as he attempts to show Shrek’s feistier side in the play’s early stages.
Fouad Egbaria, Editor
5:21 pm CST February 2, 2015

While Mike Meyers and Cameron Diaz won’t be lending their voices to this production, 67 Glencoe Central Schoolers, cast and crew, will make the 2001 film “Shrek” come to life in musical form. As a large green man once said: that’ll do.