St. Francis Prep rings in holiday season with tree lighting and performance of 'Shrek the Musical' – QNS.com

St. Francis Prep rings in holiday season with tree lighting and performance of ‘Shrek the Musical’

‘Tis the season to be festive and St. Francis Prep in Fresh Meadows has a holiday lineup of special events that will be guaranteed fun for the family. 

On Friday, Dec. 6, at 8 p.m., Prep’s Alvernian Drama Society, under the direction of Donna Mejia, will present “Shrek the Musical,” with book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, and music by Jeanine Tesori. 

Prior to the show, Prep will host its annual tree lighting event — organized by David Ganci, Prep’s longtime director of student activities — in the school’s library at 6 p.m. Christmas carols will be performed by Prep’s Chamber Choir under the direction of David Kobayashi, Esq., and there will be goodies, too. There will also be an opportunity to donate a toy for “Toys for Tots.” 

There will also be another show of “Shrek the Musical” on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. Full price general admission tickets are $12. Students and seniors pay $6. Tickets are available in the art office at anytime or at the door before the show. 

The day will be a celebration of the four Golden Links of a Franciscan education. Academic, in that students will be attending classes that day; physical, in that there will be a pep rally and basketball game after school; spiritual, in that the tree will be blessed; and social, in supporting the play.

St. Francis Prep is located at 6100 Francis Lewis Blvd. For more information, contact: Jeanne Buccino, art chairperson, at jbuccino@sfponline.org, or David Ganci, director of student activities: at 718-423-8810, ext. 224, or at dganci@sfponline.org

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