[Simon Rodriguez Jr. performs as Donkey in a dress rehearsal.]
Tomell: You have a new choreographer for "Shrek?"
Stinson: Jeni Donahue is a known choreographer in the area. She does some professional things [and] works with a lot of show choirs. She's done a great job.
Tomell: The troupe has been performing at Waubonsee Community College for a while now?
Stinson: It's a really nice space. I really enjoy working with the college. We're very lucky to be back there.
Tomell: The 40-year-old Fox County Players plans a winter benefit?
Stinson: We do a kind of cabaret fundraiser. There's a couple of us that work in the theater profession. We get a hold of our friends – "Can you come out and do a song or two for our benefit?"
If you go
WHAT: Fox Country Players presents "Shrek the Musical"
WHERE: Waubonsee Community College Auditorium, Route 47 and Waubonsee Drive, Sugar Grove
WHEN: 7 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13, and 2 p.m. Oct. 14
COST: $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors
INFO: waubonseetickets.com; to learn more about the troupe, visit foxcountryplayers.org