See Shrek, Fiona, and company bumble, blunder, and belch their way from one twisted fairytale to another in this rowdy re-telling of the beloved animated film presented by Collingswood Community Theatre.
Shrek the Musical performances are January 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 7:30pm, as well as two matinee performances on January 13 and 21 at 2pm.
Based on the Dreamworks smash hit film, Shrek the Musical follows the story of one very grumpy ogre (Shrek, played by Ryan Adams) who lives alone in a swamp. When the insecure and conniving Lord Farquaad (Patrick Waldron) expels all of the fairy tale characters from his kingdom, Shrek is forced into an epic adventure that will see him joined by an over-enthusiastic talking Donkey (Jeff McGrail) and a not-so-by-the-book Princess Fiona (April Lindley) with a secret or two up her sleeve. Perfect for children but with bawdy humor for adults, Shrek the Musical marries the comedy of the original film with spectacular musical numbers added for the Broadway production. Beyond the belching and coarse humor that made the Shrek franchise a hilarious success, the musical boasts an important message, “We are all unique, we are all different, and we are all worthy of love.” Shrek the Musical follows on the heels of a string of modern day musical comedies presented by CCT that garnered great reviews - The Producers, Young Frankenstein and Spamalot.
The beautiful Scottish Rite Auditorium will host the production with free parking in the adjacent lot. Ticket prices are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. Some of our specials – Family Matinees (Sat. Jan. 13 and Sun Jan. 21) – buy a full price adult ticket ($20) and get up to 5 children/student tickets (age 12 and under) for a flat $10. That’s one adult and up to 5 children/students for $30! Sunday, January 21 will also be our Senior matinee. Senior citizens (age 63 and over) may purchase $10 tickets at the door. Groups of 10 or more can get reduced rates and reserved seating. Contact Terry at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 856-854-0720 x128 for group reservations. Tickets can be purchased online at www.brownpapertickets.com With a cast of 55 characters, an always top-notch orchestra (under the direction of Brian Kain), stunning choreography (Kate Scharff), gorgeous costumes (Ellen Geigel) and a professional set – you won’t want to miss this CCT production. Director Mary Baldwin explains, “CCT strives to create a family atmosphere for all our volunteer actors, crew and front and back of house operators, and a show like Shrek just reinforces what family and unconditional love is.” Check out our web site – www.cctArts.net – LIKE us on Facebook - www.facebook.com/ArtsCCT - FOLLOW us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/ArtsCCT