SHREK THE MUSICAL Offers SHREKcation Vacation Packages
SHREK THE MUSICAL invites families in the Southland to avoid the stress of planning a summer vacation by taking advantage of a SHREKcation package, the new way to plan an affordable and memorable Los Angeles getaway. SHREKcation brings together family friendly entertainment destinations and retail partners from all across the Los Angeles area with savings, special offers and great family deals including for tickets to the Los Angeles premiere of SHREK THE MUSICAL, July 12 to 31 at the Pantages Theatre.
Families can custom make their own SHREKcation by visiting www.SHREKcation.com.
A SHREKcation starts with a savings of up to $20 per Pantages tickets to see SHREK THE MUSICAL; families also have the opportunity to save up to 34% on some of L.A.'s Best Family Experiences including Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa, Madame Tussauds, L.A. Zoo, Aquarium of the Pacific, Pacific Park, iFly and even enjoy the sights and sounds of Hollywood courtesy of a special offer from Starline CitySightseeing Hop-on Hop-off. Families can also enjoy special offerings at various retail locations including American Girl Place and Build-A-Bear Workshop. Media partner Los Angeles Daily News is working in cooperation with SHREK THE MUSICAL to assist in spreading the word to families and Ogre-lovers across the Southland about this program.
About SHREK THE MUSICAL
SHREK THE MUSICAL, presented by DreamWorks Theatricalsand Neal Street Productions, has book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori, directed by Jason Mooreand Rob Ashford. Tickets may be purchased online at www.BroadwayLA.orgor by phone at 1-800-982-ARTS(2787). Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Pantages Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets. The Pantages Theatre is located at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard, just east of Vine Street, and the box office opens daily at 10am.
The role of everyone's favorite swamp-dwelling ogre, Shrek will be played by Eric Petersen, who joins the tour from the Broadway production. He recently appeared as the socially challenged Barfee in the National tour of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Haven Burton, also from the Broadway Company, will play the feisty Princess Fiona. Haven previously played Margo the Dog Whisperer on Broadway in Legally Blonde and understudied Elle Woods.Alan Mingo, Jr. is Shrek's lovably annoying best friend Donkey. He was an original company member of The Little Mermaid where he played the role of Sebastian, and prior to that played the role of Tom Collins in RENT on Broadway. David F. M. Vaughn plays the vertically challenged villain Lord Farquaad. He too joins the tour from the Broadway Company. He has also appeared in Les Misérables and Saturday Night Fever.
Rounding out the cast of misfit fairy tale characters, the peoples of Duloc and Far, Far Away are: Joe Abraham, Holly Ann Butler, Carrie Compere, Emily Cramer, Tyrone Davis, Jr., Sandra DeNise, Hayley Feinstein, David Foley, Aymee Garcia, Derek Hanson, Benjamin Howes, Cara Kem, Sean McKnight, Mara Newbery, Denny Paschall, Sarah Peak, Keven Quillon, Morgan Rose, Jason W. Shuffler, Blakely Slaybaugh, Danielle Soibelman and Julius Thomas III.
"We are thrilled to send SHREK THE MUSICAL to theatres across the country," said Bill Damaschke, President of DreamWorks Theatricals, "and for American families to experience their favorite ogre and fairy tale creatures live on stage."
An entirely new musical, SHREK THE MUSICAL is based on the story and characters from William Steig's book Shrek!, as well as the Dreamworks Animation film Shrek, the first chapter of the Shrek movie series.
SHREK THE MUSICALtells the story of a swamp-dwelling ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim the deed to his land. Joined by a wise-cracking donkey, this unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon, rescues a feisty princess and learns that real friendship and true love aren't only found in fairy tales.
SHREK THE MUSICALfeatures a book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize® winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole), music by Olivier Award-winner Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Caroline, or Change), and is directed by Tony Award® nominee Jason Moore (Avenue Q) and Tony and Emmy Award-winner Rob Ashford (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Promises Promises). SHREK THE MUSICAL has set and costume designs by Tony Award® winner Tim Hatley(Private Lives, Spamalot), lighting design by Olivier Award winner Hugh Vanstone(A Steady Rain), sound design by Peter Hylenski(Rock of Ages); choreography by Josh Prince, music supervision by Tim Weil, music direction by Andy Grobengieser, and orchestrations by Danny Troob & John Clancy.
SHREK THE MUSICALwas initiated when Sam Mendes, a big fan of the first Shrek film, suggested the idea of creating a musical to Dreamworks Animation's Jeffrey Katzenberg around the time the second film was in production. The musical is produced by DreamWorks Theatricals (Bill Damaschke, President of DreamWorks Theatricals and Co-President of Production for Dreamworks Animation) and Neal Street Productions, Ltd. (principals Sam Mendes and Caro Newling).
The chart-topping original Broadway cast album for SHREK THE MUSICAL
is available on Decca Broadway.
Dreamworks Animation SKG, Inc.
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