Photo Flash: First Look at Lukas Poost, Lauren Wiley and More in NSMT's SHREK THE MUSICAL

Everyone's favorite upside-down fairytale comes to Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) when they present SHREK The Musical, a song-and dance-filled stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning DreamWorks animated film. The world of fairytales will be turned upside down in an all singing, all dancing, and irresistible mix of adventure, laughter and romance beginning July 7, playing thru Sunday, July 19. Check out a first look below!

The entertaining, family-friendly SHREK The Musical features the cult classic Shrek anthem "I'm a Believer" along with a score with 19 brand new songs from recent Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori, who wrote the music, and David Lindsay-Abaire, who wrote the book and lyrics.

The 22 member cast of SHREK The Musical will be led by Lukas Poost (Shrek), Lauren Wiley (Princess Fiona),Dwayne Clark (Donkey), Benjamin Howes (Lord Farquaad), and Jacqueline Arnold (Dragon).

The ensemble includes Jillian Butler, Jake Ryan Flynn, Miranda Gelch, Katy Geraghty, Michael Greer, Grace Hardin, Emily Kelly Brady D. Patsy, Haven Pereira, Will Porter, David Purdy, Robbie Roby, Harrison Sturgeon, Jesse Swimm, Correy West, and Paige Wheat.

SHREK The Musical will be directed by Michael Heitzman and choreographed by Mara Greer. The creative team also includes Michael Gacetta (Music Direction), Nate Bertone (Scenic Design), Paula Peasley-Ninestein (Costume Coordinator), Dan Efros (Lighting Design), Timothy Schmidt (Sound Design), Michael King (Makeup Design), John Godbout (Production Stage Manager), Rachel Policare (Assistant Stage Manager), Cynthia Kortman Westphal (Assistant Music Director), and Binder Casting (Casting). SHREK The Musical is produced for North Shore Music Theatre by Bill Hanney (Owner/Producer), Kevin P. Hill (Artistic Director), and Tom Amos (Associate Producer).

Tickets for the SHREK The Musical are priced from $54 - $79. Performances are July 7 thru July 19, Tue - Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri & Sat at 8 pm, matinees Wed, Sat and Sun at 2 pm. Kids 18 and under save 50% on 'Family Fridays'- July 10 & July 17 at 8 pm. For tickets and information call (978) 232-7200, visit www.nsmt.org, or visit the box office in person at 62 Dunham Rd., Beverly, SHREK The Musical is sponsored by Beverly Hospital A Member of Lahey Health.

Photo Credit: Paul Lyden

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