Area Stage Company's professional production of Shrek the Musical opens TODAY!
Winner of the Lawrence Oliver, Tony, and Drama Desk awards, Shrek the Musical starts off as many fairy tales do with the maxim, "Once upon a time," yet this story is all but your typical fairy tale with monsters wishing to be heroes and princes conniving for power.
Area Stage's production further turns the classic fairy tale on its head with this rendition of Shrek. Director Giancarlo Rodaz radically reimagines the hit Broadway musical, based on the beloved, Oscar-winning DreamWorks animated film, into an intimate theatrical experience. Using only seven multi-talented young adult actors, an ironic attitude, and an unaffected heart, Rodaz bings new life and energy to this comedic tale.
The actors--Ryan Bauta, Michelle Gordon, Malik Kamau-Archibald, Corey Vega, Giorgio Volpe, Jeana Montgomery, and Isis Palma--play a seven-actor thespian troupe at a modern-day Renaissance faire who portray all the roles in Shrek and accompany themselves on instruments. Katie Duerr, Musical Director for this production, will be on piano and Ryan Hecker will be on drums.
Shrek runs from May 18 to June 3rd with performances on Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM, and Sundays at 5:00 PM.
Tickets are $35 for adults, $15 for students (22 and under).
Buy your tickets HERE!