Faith Lutheran Theatre to Stage SHREK THE MUSICAL, 5/2-11

Faith Lutheran Theatre to Stage SHREK THE MUSICAL, 5/2-11

Become a believer! Faith Lutheran Theatre Company will welcome Shrek the Musical to its state-of-the-art stage for six special performances, May 2-11. Tickets to the show, based on the 2001 blockbuster DreamWorks film, "Shrek," and William Steig's 1990 story, Shrek!, are now on sale.

"Faith Lutheran Theatre Company has had a tremendously successful school year," said Erik Ball, troupe director and head of theatrical arts at Faith Lutheran High School. "We thought Shrek the Musical would be a fun way for the students and audiences to end it. It's light, fun, and a great way for everyone to capitalize on their creative energies."

The plot revolves around Shrek, a grouchy and solitary ogre, who awakens to find his beloved swamp has been overrun by fairytale creatures who have been banished there by the fairytale-hating Lord Farquaad. When Shrek confronts Lord Farquaad and demands his land back, the two strike a deal: Lord Farquaad will return Shrek's land, if Shrek accepts his mission to rescue Princess Fiona, who is being held against her will as she waits for her one true love.

As Shrek embarks on his quest with a very chatty donkey by his side, the two bond as they encounter grave dangers and colorful characters. Upon rescuing Princess Fiona, Shrek learns that she may not be who he thought she was, and that perhaps the real fairytale has just begun.

The Faith Lutheran Theatre Company production of the Tony Award-nominated show features musical direction by Toby McEvoy, choreography by Christine Harper and Christian Escobar, original prosthetics and makeup design by Warren Holz, with set and costume design-including a 23-foot-long dragon puppet-done in collaboration with Super Summer Theatre.

The limited-engagement will kick off Friday, May 2 with a special "Green Carpet" Opening Night, which includes a post-show reception.

Performances of Shrek the Musical can be seen at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings, along with 4 p.m. matinee performances on Sundays, from May 2-11. Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased online at www.FaithTheatreCompany.com or www.ShowTix4u.com.

Faith Lutheran High School's Chapel and Performing Arts Center is located at 2015 S. Hualapai Way, Las Vegas, NV 89117. For more information, visit www.FaithTheatreCompany.com.

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