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Freaks take to the streets of Selma

Watch out, Selma: The Fairytale Characters are waving their “freak flags” high.
Watch out, Selma: The Fairytale Characters are waving their “freak flags” high. Special to The Bee

I tip my hat to the cast of “Shrek the Musical” at the Selma Arts Center. They got so caught up in their show they marched right out of the theater.

They had a reason in mind. In the final paragraph of my review of the show, which played its final performance Saturday, I wrote:


My favorite number is the buoyant “Freak Flag,” in which the unruly Fairytale Characters get to shine ... It’s a highlight of the show: The spirit of the ensemble soars, Kendra Collins’ choreography sparkles, and I could imagine this motley crew storming out the theater and parading down High Street. That’s a sight I’d like to see in Selma.


Saturday night on Facebook, I received the photo above and a note from assistant director Juan L. Guzman, who also played a homicidal-looking pig in the fairytale brigade. (I’m serious: The three pigs in the show could have doubled as serial killers.) He wrote: “This one’s for you, Donald.”

To which I replied:


The power of words! This is the first time I’ve ever had a review “come true.” Thanks, cast of “Shrek,” and happy closing.


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