Kitchener is getting a Make-Ogre
DreamWorks Theatricals and NETworks Presentations LLC are pleased to announce that SHREK THE MUSICAL with book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori, will play at Centre In The Square for 2 days only, January 2-3, 2013. Tickets are available online or by calling the box office at 519-578-1570 or 1-800-265-8977.
An entirely new musical which opened on Broadway December, 2009, SHREK THE MUSICAL is based on the story and characters from William Steig's book Shrek!, as well as the DreamWorks Animation film Shrek, the first chapter of the Shrek movie series.
SHREK THE MUSICAL tells the story of a swamp-dwelling ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim the deed to his land. Joined by a wise-cracking donkey, this unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon, rescues a feisty princess and learns that real friendship and true love aren't only found in fairy tales.
The role of everyone's favourite swamp-dwelling ogre, Shrek will be played by Perry Sook. Whitney Winfield will play the feisty Princess Fiona. Jeremy Gaston is Shrek's lovably annoying best friend Donkey and Christian Marriner plays the vertically challenged villain Lord Farquaad.
Rounding out the cast of misfit fairy tale characters, the peoples of Duloc and Far, Far Away are: Micah Cowher, Courtney Daniels, Megan Elyse Fulmer, Susan Leilani Gearou, Francesca Granell, Tony Johnson, Brody Karn, Jennifer Margulis, Alison McCartan, Michael McCrary, Schuyler Midgett, Tiffani Robbins, Robert Teasdale, Chase Todd, Katie Tompkins, Maggie Tompkins, Kristopher Stanley Ward, Andy White and Jeffrey Zicker.
"We are thrilled to send SHREK THE MUSICAL to theatres across the country," said Bill Damaschke, President of DreamWorks Theatricals.
SHREK THE MUSICAL features a book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize® winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole, Good People), music by Olivier Award-winner Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Caroline, or Change). SHREK THE MUSICAL is directed by Stephen Sposito who recently served as Associated Director of the current Broadway revival How To Succeed In Business starring Daniel Radcliff. Sets and costumes are based on the Tony Award® winner designs by Tim Hatley (Private Lives, Spamalot) and Chris Bailey will recreate the original choreography by Josh Prince (The Bridge Project, The Jerry Springer Opera).
SHREK THE MUSICAL was initiated when Sam Mendes, a big fan of the first Shrek film, suggested the idea of creating a musical to DreamWorks Animation's Jeffrey Katzenberg around the time the second film was in production. The musical is produced by NETworks Presentations, LLC.
NETworks Presentations, LLC (Producer) was founded in 1995 by Kenneth Gentry, Seth Wenig and Scott Jackson. NETworks has produced and managed over 80 national and international touring productions. Previous productions: Little Women starring Maureen McGovern; Cinderella starring Eartha Kitt and Deborah Gibson; Fosse starring Ben Vereen and Ruthie Henshall; The Light in the Piazza; My Fair Lady co-produced with Cameron Mackintosh; Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!; Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake; Annie; Hairspray; The Wizard of Oz, Handel's Messiah Rocks, Spring Awakening, A Chorus Line and many others. Current productions include Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Billy Elliot The Musical, Blue Man Group National Tour, Elf The Musical, Flashdance the Musical, La Cage Aux Folles, The New 25th Anniversary Production of Les Misérables, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins, Shrek The Musical and National Theatre of Great Britain's production of War Horse touring the U.S.
SHREK THE MUSICAL will play at Centre In The Square for 2 days only, January 2-3, 2013. Tickets are on sale now online or through the box office; great seats are still available and children and students receive a 20% discount!