SHS Theater Club announces Fall and Spring productions

A murder-mystery play lands the fall slot and a musical returns in the spring

BY AZLINE MAURAIS, STAFF WRITER

The Sanford High School Theater Club has announced its fall and spring productions. The fall production will be “Clue” and in the spring “Shrek The Musical” will be produced. Both will be performed at the Sanford Performing Arts Center (SPAC).

Clue 

The fall production of Clue is going to be a comedic murder mystery. Brett Williams, Sanford Performing Arts Center Director and co-producer of the play, was inspired to choose “Clue” because of the current climate in the U.S. He said that our culture has been focused on pointing fingers and making accusations, and “Clue” takes place in the 1950s and the show is about pointing fingers and accusing others.

 “At the end of the day though, this is a really funny show, it’s a fun show and it’s a very creative, unique way to look at that issue”, said Williams. 

Kristie Baker, co-producer, knew after looking at the cast of characters for “Clue” that SHS had the kids to make it happen.

Auditions and cast listings for Clue have already occurred. Twelve roles were cast for the production and Baker said they are up to 21 crew members.

Shrek The Musical 

The Theater Club will be looking for a much larger cast and crew for “Shrek the Musical”. Information meetings and auditions for the musical will be sometime in December, likely the second week, according to Baker.

Last spring’s performance was the hit musical, “Mamma Mia!” and the cast set the bar very high. According to Mrs. Baker, it will definitely be another challenge due to the large cast, makeup, and costuming.  

Getting Involved

Any student from SHS is able to participate in these productions whether on-stage or behind-the-scenes, including athletes with busy schedules. Mrs. Baker and Mr. Williams are able to work with students and coaches to ensure both can happen. 

Email Mrs. Baker at kbaker@sanford.org for any following questions. 

Cast and crew photo from the 2021 Spring Musical, “Mamma Mia!” Source: Kristie Baker

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