SHREK: THE MUSICAL to Open 2/13 at Manatee Performing Arts Center

SHREK: THE MUSICAL to Open 2/13 at Manatee Performing Arts Center

Make room for ogre-sized family fun as the greatest fairy tale never told comes to life in a whole new way in this breathtaking Broadway musical adaptation of the hit movie SHREK!, opening at the Manatee Performing Arts Center on Thursday February 13 and playing through Sunday March 2.

Performances are Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $27-$37 including facility fee for adults, $15-$18 including facility fee for teachers and $13-$16 including facility fee for students. Tickets may be reserved by calling 941-748- 5875 Monday - Friday from 9-5 and one hour before curtain on performance days or on the Manatee Players' website: www.manateeplayers.com. All performances are at the Manatee Performing Arts Center at 502 3rd Avenue West in downtown Bradenton.

SHREK: THE MUSICAL, based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to life on stage.? ?In a faraway kingdom turned upside down,

things get ugly when an unseemly ogre - not a handsome prince - shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won't shut up, a villain with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand... and his name is Shrek.

The title role of Shrek is played by Brian Chunn. His lovely bride 'Fiona' is being brought to life by Sarah Cassidy and his side-kick 'Donkey' is played by Whitney Reed. Mike Thompson is playing 'Farquaad'. The rest of the hard-working cast includes Miranda Wolf, Riley Baye, Chris McCoy, La Toya McCormick, Brian Rudolph, Nicholas Kim, Nick Drivas, Andrew Kent, Brandon Jamora, Jamie Daniel, Brittney Klepper, Emma Slotabec, Katie Zanders, Eliza Lipton, Audrey Lipton, Julia Oak-Thompson, Sabrina Bowen, Kaitlin Folsom, Rik Robertson, LAura Hoffman, Paul Hernandez, Brandon Guzman and Chris Rudolph.

The show is being directed by Rick Kerby with Rick Bogner as musical director.

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