We would like to offer a HUGE THANK YOU to the Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op. Without their support this show would not be possible.
We recieved a $3,000 grant to make Shrek the Musical the best that it can be. Find out more details HERE
the first Rogers City Community Theatre performance of 2018!
Directed by James DeDecker
Set in a mythical “once upon a time” sort of land, Shrek the Musical is the story of a hulking green ogre who, after being mocked and feared his entire life by anything that crosses his path, retreats to an ugly green swamp to exist in happy isolation. Suddenly, a gang of homeless fairy-tale characters (Pinocchio, Cinderella, the Three Pigs, you name it) raid his sanctuary, saying they’ve been evicted by the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad. So Shrek strikes a deal: I’ll get your homes back, if you give me my home back! But when Shrek and Farquaad meet, the Lord strikes a deal of his own: He’ll give the fairy-tale characters their homes back, if Shrek rescues Princess Fiona. Shrek obliges, yet finds something appealing–something strange and different–about this pretty princess. He likes her. A lot. But why does she always run off when the sun sets?
Cast List: Shrek - Morgan Suszek Fiona - Kendra McInerney Donkey - Brittany VanderWall Lord Farquaad - Garrison Benson Dragon - Sabrina Miller Gingy - Ashley Nowicki Pinocchio - Lucy DeDecker Teen Fiona/Peter Pan - Salena Heidemann Young Fiona - Angelee Piechan Papa Ogre/Captain of the Guard - Robert Starnes IV Mama Ogre/Guard - Baylee Lijewski 3 Pigs - Carly Claus, Katelyn Adair, Gabrielle Miller Fairy God Mother - Tiffani Lepkowski Thelonias/Dwarf - William Reese Walter - Riconda Lamb Ugly Duckling/Guard - Hope Faith Witch - Charlotte Heidemann
Our theater is located at 257 North Third St., Rogers City, Michigan. It was constructed in 1937 as a classic, single screen small town movie palace in the Art Deco style. After a fire in 1947, the theater was rebuilt and expanded. Serving as a downtown landmark for decades, the theater was purchased in 2003 by Karl. W. Heidemann. The new owner added a stage, theatrical lighting, and utility improvements. In the summer of 2009, exterior restoration brought back the black and orange tile work of the original theatre façade.
Once the stage was available, an informal group of local theater fanatics emerged that now constitutes the Rogers City Community Theater (RCCT). Live productions began alternating with first run movies in a revitalized auditorium during 2004. In 2006, a summer youth program began as well. In January 2014 the theater underwent a massive upgrade. The entire center section now has new, state of the art seating. Along with the digitization of the movie presentation process, installation of Real-D technology for showing 3-D films, and a new (really big) screen, our home is set to become a destination for movie and theatre-goers throughout northeast Michigan!
BEER FOR BREAKFAST Directed by Karl W. Heidemann May 4-13
DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER Directed by Jodi Lynn Kamyszek Oct. 26-Nov. 4
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, JR. Directed by Heather Heidemann Nordenbrock Aug. 23-26
THE CURIOUS SAVAGE Directed by Julie Riddle Dec. 6-9