NUTLEY, NJ - Local realtors report that new families want to move into Nutley. Some are the children of long time residents, some come from surrounding communities. On Friday, the latest newcomers arrived from Far, Far Away to find true acceptance in the misfit fairytale of their story. 

Shrek Jr, the Musical, based on the Oscar-winning film, and its cast of misfit fairytale characters came into town for just three days as the latest production from Township of Nutley Parks and Recreation dramatic arts program.  Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek Jr. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.

Local photographer Jaime Molinaro caught up with the cast in Nutley's little known Enchanted Forest ahead of Friday's opening night. 

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Performances will be held at the Nutley High School Auditorium, 300 Franklin Avenue, for three performances, June 8, 9 and 10. 

Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $7.00 for students and seniors.   Showtimes for Friday and Saturday are 7:30 pm.  Sunday matinee is at 2:00 pm. Some tickets will be available at the door. 

This show features a cast of the best and brightest Nutley youth from grades three to twelve:

Mama Ogre………………………………………………. Alyanna Maglaqui

Papa Ogre…………………………………………………Fabian Jimenez

Shrek……………………………………………………….Eric Sebek

Storytellers……………………Alison Scorsone, Amanda Bordei, Katharina Rakauckas

Captain of the Guards…………………………………….Pablo Arellano

Pinocchio…………………………………………………..Nicholas Duca

Big Bad Wolf………………………………………………. Mia Geraghty

Three Little Pigs………………….Emma Grzywinski, Makayla Albert, Sofia Duca

Wicked Witch………………………………………………Suhayla Salcedo

Mama Bear…………………………………………………Kerri Holden

Baby Bear………………………………………………….Briella Costa

Peter Pan…………………………………………………..Mark Surretsky

Ugly Duckling………………………………………………Samantha Alper

Donkey……………….....................................................Armani Calvo

Performer…………………………………………………... Noella Murillo

Farquuad…………..........................................................Luke Surretsky

Gingy…………………….…………………………………..Lily Molinaro

Young Fiona…………………………………………………Kaitlyn Gibney

Teen Fiona………………………………………………….. Ava Algieri

Fiona……………………………………..............................Olivia Grzywinski

Dragon…………………....................................................Cecelia Mielnicki

Pied Piper………………………………..………………..…Victoria Alameda

Three Blind Mice………………. Lincoln Boyes, Alexandra Amiths, Samuel Guanzon

 

(The Enchanted Forest in the photos is actually the Senior Courtyard at Nutley High School. 

Jaime Molinaro photography is based in Nutley. http://www.jaimemolinaro.com/