Book & Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Based on the Dreamworks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig
Directed by John Deyo
Sponsored by REM Woodvale
Set in a mythical “once upon a time” sort of land, Shrek the Musical is the story of a hulking green ogre who, after being mocked and feared his entire life by anything that crosses his path, retreats to an ugly green swamp to exist in happy isolation. Suddenly, a gang of homeless fairy-tale characters (Pinocchio, Cinderella, the Three Pigs, you name it) raid his sanctuary, saying they’ve been evicted by the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad. So Shrek strikes a deal: I’ll get your homes back, if you give me my home back! But when Shrek and Farquaad meet, the Lord strikes a deal of his own: He’ll give the fairy-tale characters their homes back, if Shrek rescues Princess Fiona. Shrek obliges, yet finds something appealing–something strange and different–about this pretty princess. He likes her. A lot. But why does she always run off when the sun sets?
Performances June 21, 22, 23, 24, and 25 at 7:30 pm; June 26 at 2:00 pm
$10 children age 12 and under