Vanier College Productions presents Shrek: The Musical. The show will run Tuesday to Saturday at 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m., until March 10 at the Fred Thury Studio Theatre, 258 Vanier College, Keele Campus. On March 9, there will be an accessible performance at 2 p.m.
Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks animated film by the same name, Shrek: The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy-tale adventure: “Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek.” The musical stays true to the film and tells the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey accompanied by a wise-cracking donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. A short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and more than a dozen other fairy-tale misfits, and the result is a messy situation that calls for a real hero – one by the name of Shrek.
The production is based on the original book and lyrics are by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori. Shrek: The Musical was originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions. The original musical was directed by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford.
Vanier College Productions’ Shrek: The Musical is directed by Justin Büyüközer, with music directed by Athena So. The production is choreographed by Shannon Murtagh and Jade Silman, and stage managed by Aysha Mantilla.
For tickets or more information, visit the Vanier College Productions website. Tickets can be purchased online at vcpsshrek.bpt.me or at the door (cash only). Tickets are $15 for students with ID and $25 for adults who are not students. Tickets for children 12 and under are $10. Tickets for the accessible performance are $15 for general admission and $10 for students.
The Fred Thury Studio Theatre is located at 258 Vanier College. To reach the theatre, take the stairs or elevator on the east side of Vanier College to the second floor.