If you’ve ever wanted to eat an ogre finger or “slime” covered cookie, now’s your chance! Members of the PHS Friends of Performing Arts — we usually call ourselves “Drama Mamas,” have been creating and organizing concessions for “Shrek, The Musical,” and they promise to be swamptastic!
Several parents started the Friends group in 2008 in response to the growing programs in theatre and vocal music. The purpose was to provide support for the daily needs of the programs as students spent many hours rehearsing, performing, and competing, and to connect the community to these great programs.
Our fundraising efforts include membership to PHS Friends, selling t-shirts, and selling concessions each spring at the all-school musical. Our first concession stand, held during the musical “Grease,” was dubbed “The Burger Palace” and featured Frenchie's French Cookies and Rydell H2O. Since that time, Friends have themed snacks to each show. Dipped pretzel sticks appeared with the production of “Footloose.” For the performance of “HONK,” they were called "Cat Tails."
And this year for “Shrek,” what else would you expect but ogre fingers?! We’ll also be selling Shrek-themed fruit chew snacks (We think we bought up every box between here and Wichita!), gum drop buttons, and “slime” covered cookies at every show.
We aim for low prices to make the treats affordable for children, so no items cost more than $1 and some cost only 25 or 50 cents. We also are offering a non-edible souvenir for this show: Ogre ears! The head-band style “ears” will cost $5. Tickets are $10, $8, and $5. Come join us in the swamp!
The show opens Wednesday and runs through Saturday. Tickets can be purchased at www.memorialauditorium.org or by calling 620-231-7827.
— Friends of PHS Performing Arts