Shrek-tastic! EPAC will stage musical based on DreamWorks hit

By on November 10, 2015

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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 Dec. 3-19. The theater is located at 320 Cocalico St., in the Ephrata Community Park.

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 beloved characters, “Shrek” will turn even the most vexed of viewers into a believer.

Shrek: The Musical will run from Dec. 3, through Dec. 19, at EPAC’s Sharadin Bigler Theatre.

Ticket prices are $25-$32 for evening shows and $22 for the matinees. Tickets can be purchased at ephrataperformingartscenter.com or by calling 733-7966 x1.

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