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BWW Feature: SHREK THE MUSICAL TYA at Mill Mountain Theatre

BWW Feature: SHREK THE MUSICAL TYA at Mill Mountain Theatre

Mill Mountain Theatre begins rehearsal today for 'Shrek The Musical: Theatre For Young Audiences Version" and performs August 1st through 12th on the Trinkle MainStage. Characters you know and love are brought to life by MMT's cast of 30 performers, featuring youth actors from the Roanoke Valley, as well as Mill Mountain Theatre's Apprentice Company.

Once upon a time, as all fairytales begin, there lived an ogre named Shrek. His swamp was invaded by castoff characters from other fairy tales. To reclaim the swamp, Shrek must rescue a princess, and in the process, he falls in love with her. Adapted from the animated feature film, this musical is perfect for the whole family!

Be sure to secure your seats to 'Shrek the Musical TYA' running August 1-12 on the Trinkle MainStage. Tickets range from $15-22 and can be purchased online at or by calling 540-342-5740.

In conjunction with this production, MMT will distribute free books to student audience members, as part of their initiative connecting theatre to literacy.

Shrek The Musical is sponsored by Roanoke Valley Orthodontics, Lanford Brothers Co., Business Solutions, Inc., Davis H. Elliot Company, Woods Rogers, The Rotary Club of Salem, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Carilion Clinic, Kathryn B. McQuade Foundation, Kroger, The Kiwanis Club of Roanoke. Grantors include: Actors Equity Association, Blue Star Theatres, Center in the Square, National Endowment for the Arts, City of Roanoke Arts Commission, City of Salem, Theatre Communications Group, Virginia Commission for the Arts, WVTF Radio.

The cast of Shrek features 30 young artists: Parker McKinley Addison, Taylor Barenbaum, Olivia Bloch, Emma Bush, Sarah Clemmer, Hannah Conner, Noah Davis, Cody Edwards, Adalynn Eller, Simon Elliott, Tela Espelage, AnnElese Galleo, Skylar Gay, Mia Gearhart, Olivia Goodman, Leila Haley, Hannah Hill, Ryan Koch, Haley Lynch, Caroline Moledor, James Moledor, Jasper Moore, Sawyer Mullins, Mikayla Parker, Cameron Reynolds, Graham Roudebush, Griffin Shaver, Paige Smeltzer Isaiah David Swanson, and Madeline Mae Walker.

The creative team of Shrek is led with Direction and Choreography by Travis Kendrick, Music Direction by Seth Davis, Lighting Design by Martha Carter, Scenic Design by Jimmy Ray Ward, Costume Design by Cole Spivia, Prop Design by Matthew Shields, Producing Artistic Direction by Ginger Poole, Stage Management by Jessica Humke, Assistant Direction and Assistant Stage Management by Roberto Mendez, Assistant Stage Management by Breanna Strife, Pre-Show Choir Coordinated by Reilly Lincavicks, Technical Direction by Karen Gierchak, and Sound Engineering by Savannah Woodruff.

Get your tickets today by calling the MMT box office @ 540-342-5740 or by visiting 'Shrek the Musical TYA' runs August 1-12 on the Trinkle MainStage.

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