Nicole Cooke | Democrat Smith-Cotton High School alumnus Daniel Akin, left, screws in a block of wood to secure the bench with the help of Stephen Weeks, as music director Chris Kindle supervises during a set build session in the Heckart Performing Arts Center Wednesday morning. The trio was working on constructing a church bench for a scene in the SCHS fall musical, “Shrek the Musical.”
Nicole Cooke | Democrat Alec Wilken, left, holds a beam steady as Ethan Yazell secures it, on what will later become Shrek’s hut, during a set build session Wednesday morning in the Heckart Performing Arts Center. Theater teacher Teri Turner said she spent the first part of the summer planning and designing, and the rest of the summer will have sporadic set builds for any available students.
Nicole Cooke | Democrat Theater teacher Teri Turner cuts a piece of wood to be used in a window frame during Wednesday’s set build for the SCHS fall musical, “Shrek the Musical.” Work on the set began Monday, and work had been started on a large storybook for the beginning of the show, pieces for the church, and Shrek’s hut.