Join us in May for...

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We invite you to a live performance in Town Center of Shrek Jr. the Musical. Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek Jr., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical.  It's a "big bright beautiful world" as everyone's favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance.  Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek Jr. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.

Shrek Jr. is the second youth Mainstage production produced by SALT Performing Arts and the first professional all-youth production whereby the performers are all paid.  Over 100 talented young performers auditioned for the 25 slots.  The cast is made up of both SALT veterans and newbies; all young actors from Chester Springs and the surrounding suburbs of Chester County. 

Located in the Eagleview Town Center park, be sure to bring blankets and chairs along with a canned good for your “ticket” in.

Performances will take place on the following dates:

 Saturday, May 19th at 2pm

Sunday, May 20th at 1pm & 4pm

Produced by Lauren McComas

Directed by Chelsea Barnett

Scroll down for full cast descriptions:


about the leads:

  Jason Scansaroli  (Shrek)    Jason is a Junior at Henderson High School. He is a member of Chamber & Concert Choirs at Henderson High School. Jason was recently selected to join the PMEA Region 6 choir in Pennsylvania. He is very excited to be returning in his eighth production at SALT with this very talented cast of teens. When Jason is not at the theatre which is almost never, he can be found in the yard with his two crazy ducks. Previous theatre credits include  Christmas Carol  (Ensemble),  Legally Blonde (Emmett Forrest),  Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor  (Butler / Brother),  Beauty & the Beast  (Ensemble), Seussical, Jr  (Horton),  A Wonderful Life  (Harry Bailey),  Wizard of Oz  (Scarecrow),  Godspell, Jr  (Jesus), Anything Goes  (Purser),  Cinderella  (Lord Pinkleton),  MacBeth  (MacBeth),  Grease  (Kenicke),  Oklahoma (Curly),  13 the Musical  (Archie),  Music Man  (Ensemble). Jason wants to thank Chelsea, Lauren, Brad & Brigitte for this amazing opportunity to perform in his dream role. Much love to his parents for all of their support in his theater pursuits.    

Jason Scansaroli (Shrek)

Jason is a Junior at Henderson High School. He is a member of Chamber & Concert Choirs at Henderson High School. Jason was recently selected to join the PMEA Region 6 choir in Pennsylvania. He is very excited to be returning in his eighth production at SALT with this very talented cast of teens. When Jason is not at the theatre which is almost never, he can be found in the yard with his two crazy ducks. Previous theatre credits include  Christmas Carol  (Ensemble),  Legally Blonde (Emmett Forrest),  Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor  (Butler / Brother),  Beauty & the Beast  (Ensemble), Seussical, Jr  (Horton),  A Wonderful Life  (Harry Bailey),  Wizard of Oz  (Scarecrow),  Godspell, Jr  (Jesus), Anything Goes  (Purser),  Cinderella  (Lord Pinkleton),  MacBeth  (MacBeth),  Grease  (Kenicke),  Oklahoma (Curly),  13 the Musical  (Archie),  Music Man  (Ensemble). Jason wants to thank Chelsea, Lauren, Brad & Brigitte for this amazing opportunity to perform in his dream role. Much love to his parents for all of their support in his theater pursuits.


 

  Hannah Elliott ( Fiona )   Hannah is excited to be in her second SALT production following  Suessical (Bird Girl)  this past year. Hannah was most recently in  Sister Act, the Musical  (Michelle/Nun) at Downingtown East Theatre,  Honk! Jr.  (Cat) at Limelight Performing Arts Center, and  Addams Family  (ensemble and a featured dancer) at Barley Sheaf Productions. She also does voice club and choir at Downingtown STEM Academy. Hannah would like to thank her family and friends for their continued support and everyone at SALT, for giving her this wonderful opportunity and putting on a great show!   

Hannah Elliott (Fiona)

Hannah is excited to be in her second SALT production following Suessical (Bird Girl) this past year. Hannah was most recently in Sister Act, the Musical (Michelle/Nun) at Downingtown East Theatre, Honk! Jr. (Cat) at Limelight Performing Arts Center, and Addams Family (ensemble and a featured dancer) at Barley Sheaf Productions. She also does voice club and choir at Downingtown STEM Academy. Hannah would like to thank her family and friends for their continued support and everyone at SALT, for giving her this wonderful opportunity and putting on a great show!
 

  Celia Hernandez ( Donkey )   Celia is very excited to be performing in her second show at SALT. She has been doing theatre for around six years, playing roles in The Little Mermaid, (Ursula), Footloose, (Rusty), The Cowardly Lion, (the Wizard of Oz), and many more. She has a very strong passion for the arts, not limited to theatre but also expanding to art and writing. SALT is one of her favorite theaters to work with because of its welcoming environment and she looks forward to be singin' and palin' with all of the audience on this classic adventure!

Celia Hernandez (Donkey)

Celia is very excited to be performing in her second show at SALT. She has been doing theatre for around six years, playing roles in The Little Mermaid, (Ursula), Footloose, (Rusty), The Cowardly Lion, (the Wizard of Oz), and many more. She has a very strong passion for the arts, not limited to theatre but also expanding to art and writing. SALT is one of her favorite theaters to work with because of its welcoming environment and she looks forward to be singin' and palin' with all of the audience on this classic adventure!

  Zac Norcia  (Lord Farquaad)    Zac is delighted to be performing for SALT again. This is his seventh production here. Some of his favorite shows at SALT include, Wizard of Oz (Ensemble), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Zebulon), Seussical Jr (Ensemble) and Camp Rock (Luke Williams). Zac is a freshman at Bishop Shanahan High School in Downingtown and was most recently cast in Footloose (Bickle). If you can’t find him, he’s most likely either in the choir room at school or right here at SALT. He would like to thank his parents for supporting him and Lauren McComas and Chelsea Barnett for giving him the opportunity to perform in this fun show.

Zac Norcia (Lord Farquaad)

Zac is delighted to be performing for SALT again. This is his seventh production here. Some of his favorite shows at SALT include, Wizard of Oz (Ensemble), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Zebulon), Seussical Jr (Ensemble) and Camp Rock (Luke Williams). Zac is a freshman at Bishop Shanahan High School in Downingtown and was most recently cast in Footloose (Bickle). If you can’t find him, he’s most likely either in the choir room at school or right here at SALT. He would like to thank his parents for supporting him and Lauren McComas and Chelsea Barnett for giving him the opportunity to perform in this fun show.

 

About SALT Performing Arts

 

The mission of SALT Performing Arts is to provide live community theatre productions, summer/year long theatre camps for kids, dinner theatre and more. With excellence as the standard, SALT, a non-profit organization, believes that the “community” is paramount in community theatre and strives to foster an all-inclusive atmosphere that promotes a positive, uplifting experience to each individual. SALT involves people of all ages from all walks of life. If you are interested in learning more about SALT Performing Arts, making a donation, or being a sponsor please email us at info@saltpa.com.

SALT Performing Arts, Chester Springs, PA 19425 is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes with a non-profit 501(c)(3) status. For more information or to request interviews, contact Judy Elliott (jelliott@saltpa.com) or visit our website (saltpa.com).