After six years presenting summer musicals under the Fort Thomas Independent Schools umbrella, Commonwealth Artists Student Theatre (CAST) is now a year-round youth theatre organization and is starting its first season with three exciting announcements.
CAST productions are open to all incoming freshmen and graduating seniors in ANY high school in our region. To give even more students the opportunity to participate in a summer theatre experience, CAST will present a non-musical play in addition to its traditional musical, joining previous productions of The Producers, Parade, The Addams Family, Ragtime, Spamalot, and Les Misérables.
The Musical: following on the heels of last summer's well-received production of the sing-through dramatic musical Les Misérables, CAST will go in a completely different direction this summer with the wild and wonderful Shrek: The Musical. Based on the successful animated films, Shrek: The Musical will bring the beloved characters of Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, and the rest to the stage for the entertainment of all. Shrek: The Musical will be presented the weekends of July 13-15 and July 20-22 at the Highlands High School Performing Arts Center.