Sophomore earns role in ‘Shrek’

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Sophomore earns role in ‘Shrek’

This year’s theatrical production is Shrek.

This year’s theatrical production is Shrek.

Carol M. Highsmith / Wikimedia Commons

This year’s theatrical production is Shrek.

Carol M. Highsmith / Wikimedia Commons

Carol M. Highsmith / Wikimedia Commons

This year’s theatrical production is Shrek.

Julianna Szigeti, Guest Writer

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Sophomore Kyra Horvat scored the role of Baby Bear in Mayfield High School’s production of “Shrek The Musical.”

Horvat feels good about getting the role of Baby Bear. She said, “I was happy because I got a semi-important role, but I would’ve been happy with anything.”

Horvat described her costume as a green “girl scout” style dress. She said, “My costume is a green Girl Scout-like dress, with a fur suit underneath, athletic tall socks, possibly a blonde double bun wig, and a Bear nose.”

Horvat feels content with the amount of lines that she has. She said, “I have a decently important comedic line at the end of a scene, and a few lines strewn about in the other fairy tale creature scenes.”

Horvat is putting her all into preparing for her role. She said,“I am preparing by making sure to memorize my lines, going to rehearsal, learning the songs I have to sing and the blocking for my scenes.”

Horvat was originally going for the role of Shrek’s mom who also doubles as Mamma Bear . She said, “ I wanted this role because she has the beginning of the first song and a couple of lines in the three main fairy tale creature songs.”

For her audition she sang “Forever,” but that’s not all that she did. She said, “They sent us to learn a section of a dance to the song ‘Freak Flag’ from the musical. Then in groups of five we performed it twice in front of the directors.”

Horvat’s interest in theater is very recent. She said, “I started with an interest in singing and then the seventh grade production had some acting and I realized I loved theatre so I got more into musical theater. That then pushed me into acting because theatre is not just singing so I had to adjust and learn to act along the way.”

Finally Horvat enjoys acting because It makes her feel like she’s in another world. She said,“I like that you get to escape into this world that isn’t our own, it’s an escape where you get to become this other person.”

The production will be performed on two weekends, April 5-7 and 12-14.

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