Theatre Under the Stars Extends SHREK & LEGALLY BLONDE Through 8/30

Due to overwhelming demand, Theatre Under the Stars' critic and audience-acclaimed productions of Shrek: The Musical and Legally Blonde: The Musical will extend their runs by one week. These seven newly added performances will see both shows continue their run at Stanley Park's picturesque Malkin Bowl (on alternating evenings) through to August 30, 2014. This groundbreaking announcement marks the first time in TUTS' more than 70-year history that such a holdover has occurred.

"We are deeply touched at the flood of positive feedback we've received from both first-time attendees and long-time TUTS audience members," says Naveen Kapahi, TUTS Board President. "A summer evening at the Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park is truly a memorable experience. Now with seven performances added to the season, we're beyond thrilled to invite even more spectators to share in this cherished annual tradition."

In its 2014 Season, the longstanding company presents two hit musicals adapted from blockbuster films:

Shrek: The Musical is a larger-than-life adventure that follows an unlikely ogre hero and his loyal sidekick Donkey on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona. This infectious & fun-filled comedy is overflowing with spectacular visual effects, tongue-in-cheek humour, and unforgettable music.

The production is directed by Sarah Rodgers, and stars Matt Palmer (Shrek), Lindsay Warnock (Fiona), and Ken Overbey (Donkey).

Returning by popular demand, Legally Blonde: The Musical was the summer hit of 2013. When pretty-in-pink princess Elle Woods is dumped by her boyfriend Warner, she follows him to Harvard Law School to win back his heart. Full of irresistible song and breathtaking dance, this non-stop sugar rush of a musical teaches audiences that it's so much better to be smart than pretty.

The production is directed and choreographed by Valerie Easton and stars Jocelyn Gauthier (Elle), Peter Cumins (Warner), Scott Walters (Emmett), and Warren Kimmell (Callahan).

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