Wednesday, March 26, 2014

'Shrek' brings message of individuals working together to Mira Mesa High

Performances of "Shrek, The Musical" by the theater program at Mira Mesa High lead to great spirits all around the campus.
Superintendent at Mira Mesa High Shrek performance
Students spread the word to “let your freak flag fly” and encouraged students to be themselves and be proud of their individuality. According to Principal Scott Giusti, the show celebrates our differences.

"'What makes us special, makes us strong!' are the themes of the show," said Daniel Kriley, the show's director and a College Career and Technical Education teacher at the school. "One of the things we strive for at Mira Mesa High are the messages in the show: 'We are different and united. You are us, and we are you.'”

Giusti praised Kriley, who has been producing musicals at Mira Mesa High for more than a decade. Superintendent Cindy Marten was among those attending performances.

Mira Mesa High School theater students collaborated with the school’s band and orchestra to bring live musical performances from the orchestra pit. The Mira Mesa High School Madrigals and choir program also joined forces with the show to bring their knowledge and experience to train fellow students in the theater program. Student led lunchtime performances, student run daily broadcast announcements, and the actual performances and technical theater cast helped bring the Mira Mesa High School campus and community alive.

For more about Shrek the Musical, contact Kriley at