TSBVI Fine Arts Department Presents "Shrek The Musical Jr."
Nasty will be nice and you'll be ogre-the-moon when TSBVI students present their production of "Shrek The Musical Jr." on Thursday, May 11 at 1:00 pm and Friday-Saturday, May 12-13, 7:00 pm. This show is FREE to the public! All performances will be audio-described.
The family-friendly musical comedy follows the adventures of an ogre named Shrek who sets off on a quest to save a princess from a dragon. However, it turns out that in order to ultimately succeed, Shrek must battle an even bigger obstacle: learning how to believe in himself and open his heart to others.
"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.
Shrek’s unique story of discovery encourages each of us to examine our prejudices, review what we believe to be our limitations and work to better understand ourselves and others.
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.
"Shrek The Musical JR." is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
FREE TO THE PUBLIC!
Let us know you're coming with a reservation at:
TSBVI Fine Arts Department
1100 W. 45th Street
Running time: 2 hours.