The Loomis Chaffee Theater Department will present Shrek the Musical, this year's winter musical theater production, February 13 through 17 in the Norris Ely Orchard Theater.
Shrek, a lovable, big, green ogre, achieved mass popularity first in the 2001 DreamWorks animated film that bears his name. Later, Shrek and his band of motley fairy-tale characters were brought to the Broadway stage in 2008 for Shrek the Musical.
In the story, Shrek comes out of isolation in his swamp to aid the fairy-tale misfits who have been exiled from their storybook homeland by the malicious Lord Farquaad, who considers them "freaks." In doing so, Shrek becomes a reluctant friend to a talkative donkey and is tasked with rescuing headstrong Princess Fiona in a would-be Prince Charming routine. The tale carries the audience on a journey through plot twists and turns, along with plenty of stage action, music, and dancing.
No fairy tale is complete without a moral, and Shrek the Musical offers a reminder that no man is an island and that one should never judge a book by its cover.
This high-energy and delightfully cheeky show features more than 50 students actors, dancers, musicians, and production assistants who bring the storybook pages to life on the NEO stage with hum-able tunes and fantastic dance sequences.
Performances will be presented in the NEO on Wednesday, February 14, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, February 15, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, February 16, at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, February 17, at 3:30 p.m.
Tickets are available for $10 each before each performance at the NEO box office.
Faculty and staff may reserve up to two tickets online.
The community is invited to attend the Final Dress Rehearsal at no charge on Tuesday, February 13, at 7:30 p.m. no ticket is required and seating will be offered in the NEO on a first-come first-served basis when doors open at 7 p.m.
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