Shrek-tacular! Family-friendly musical opens Dec. 3

By on November 24, 2015
The main characters of “Shrek: The Musical” took a break from dress rehearsal to pose for the camera. They are (left to right) Michael Roman as Donkey, Taylor Luckenbill as Fiona, Preston Schreffler as Lord Farquaad, and Bryon Smith as Shrek. The family-friendly show will be performed at EPAC, 320 Cocalico St., Ephrata, Dec. 3-19. Tickets can be purchased at ephrataperformingartscenter.com. (Photo courtesy of EPAC)

The main characters of “Shrek: The Musical” took a break from dress rehearsal to pose for the camera. They are (left to right) Michael Roman as Donkey, Taylor Luckenbill as Fiona, Preston Schreffler as Lord Farquaad, and Bryon Smith as Shrek. The family-friendly show will be performed at EPAC, 320 Cocalico St., Ephrata, Dec. 3-19. Tickets can be purchased at ephrataperformingartscenter.com. (Photo courtesy of EPAC)

 

Based on the 2001 DreamWorks hit, “Shrek: The Musical” has charmed its way into the hearts of children and adults alike. Adapted from William Steig’s 1990 book “Shrek!” this fairytale-with-a-twist features an exciting original score to enchant even the most surly of princes and princesses (and ogres, for that matter).

Ephrata Performing Arts Center will perform this fun-loving fable at EPAC’s Sharadin Bigler Theatre. The production opens Dec. 3 and runs through Dec. 19.

When the ogre Shrek finds his home overrun by exiled fairytale creatures, he sets out to set things straight with the fickle Lord Farquaad. But to reclaim his privacy, Shrek must first rescue the Princess Fiona, who has a rather large secret of her own. Determined to reclaim the solitude of his swamp, the disgruntled giant embarks on a journey and crosses paths with characters that give the Brothers Grimm a run for their money.

Led by Artistic Director Edward R. Fernandez, this fractured fairytale will cast a spell on any fan of the original DreamWorks flick. With song and dance from your favorite fictional characters, Shrek will turn even the most vexed of viewers into a believer.

Tickets can be purchased at ephrataperformingartscenter.com or by calling 733-7966, ext. 1.

Wednesday and Thursday shows are at 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday night shows are at 8 p.m.; and Saturday matinees are at 2 p.m..

Ticket prices are $25 – $32 for evening shows and $22 for the matinees.

“Shrek: The Musical” is sponsored by Ephrata National Bank and the Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley.

EPAC’s individual performance sponsors are Green Mountain Cyclery, the Farrington family, Ken and Louise Hess, and Karey Getz. Opening night sponsor is Member’s 1st Federal Credit Union, and the opening night party sponsor is The Hill. EPAC’s 2015 season sponsor is 12:34 MicroTechnologies, and the season media sponsor is Blue Ridge Communications.

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