Oct. 30--Now, the Ledford High School junior is preparing to play the title role in the musical version of the popular story line.
"It's pretty fun because when I was little, it was the funniest thing around," Luck said. "I enjoy playing the character now because I get to entertain the younger kids."
LYT will perform "Shrek: The Musical" at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9. A performance is also scheduled at 2 p.m. Nov. 10.
All performances will be held at the Edward C. Smith Civic Center at 217 S. Main St. Tickets cost $8 in advance of the show and $10 at the door.
The musical includes many familiar scenes from the motion picture; however, the show also includes a long list of song and dance numbers based on the movie's plot.
In addition, the characters in the play are the same as those portrayed in the film, which play director Bob Dye said has challenged the young actors as well as costume designers.
"The characters have to look like what people have seen in the movies," Dye said. "The hard parts and the fun parts are getting the actors to not be actors, but be the characters people are used to seeing."
Because of the nature of the play, it's one of Dye's largest casts ever, which he said has tasked the group at creating a set that would work within a space constraint.
Sabrina Furchess, a 15-year-old West Davidson High School student, is playing Princess Fiona in the play. Furchess said while she's participated in LYT since the second grade, this is her first time taking a lead role.
She said she and the other leads, Luck and Quentin Banks (Donkey), have been friends for years, which helps the chemistry of the production.
"We get along really well, and it makes it easy to work together," Furchess said.
Most of the young actors are familiar with the show, Furchess said, and she expects a big turnout for the three performances.
"You have some shows that no one has ever heard of, but you have an enormous interest in this show because of the story line," Furchess said.
For more information about the show, contact the civic center's box office at 249-7875 or visit LYT's website, www.lexingtonyouththeatreinc.com.
Nash Dunn can be reached at 249-3981, ext. 227, or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow Nash on Twitter: @LexDispatchNash
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