The Delray Beach Playhouse Presents SHREK The Musical, Jr.

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The Delray Beach Playhouse Children’s Theatre presents their production of Shrek The Musical JR. beginning July 11, it was announced today by Freddie Gershon, CEO of Music Theatre International (MTI). With a cast of over 20 local, talented artists, ages 6 – 17, this family-friendly musical comedy is a must-see this summer. Productions are July 11 at 4pm and 7pm, July 12 at 4pm and July 18 at 4pm. Tickets are $15 Adults and $12 Students (18 and younger), or Day of Show tickets are $18 Adults and $15 Students. For tickets call 561-272-1281 Ext. 4. Shrek The Musical Jr. follows an ogre named Shrek who has learned the hard way that “people hate the things they cannot understand.” For many years he has protected himself from the hurtful actions of those who are scared of him by living as a recluse in a cozy cesspit. One day, his peaceful swamp is disturbed by new tenants: fairytale misfits — including Pinocchio, the Ugly Duckling, the Wicked Witch, Peter Pan, the Three Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf — have been banished there by the villainous Lord Farquaad. In order to gain back his land, Shrek makes a deal with Farquaad to rescue the feisty princess Fiona from a tower guarded by a fierce dragon. Setting off with his faithful companion, Donkey, Shrek begins the journey of a lifetime filled with adventure, romance, and hilarity. With music by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, Shrek The Musical is based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks Animation film and the book Shrek by William Steig. Jennifer Gresh, Director of the show, says “It’s unbelievable how talented these kids are, and with the addition of the backstage resources at the Playhouse, the sets, costumes and props make this a magical production.”