Everyone’s favourite upside-down fairytale comes to life at the McPherson Playhouse when the Victoria Operatic Society (VOS) presents SHREK: THE MUSICAL, a musical adaptation of the Oscar-winning DreamWorks animated film.
Nominated for 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and 11 New York Drama Desk Awards, SHREK: THE MUSICAL tells the story of an irreverent but loveable ogre who embarks on a life-changing adventure. Joined by a wise-cracking donkey, this unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon, rescues a feisty princess, and learns that friendship and love aren’t only found in fairlytales. Featuring a side-splitting script by David Lindsay-Abaire and fantastic songs from Jeanine Tesori, SHREK: THE MUSICAL brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on their way to discovering the big bright beautiful world at the end of this fabulously fresh storybook journey.
“People empathize with the characters and identify with the idea that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes and all people deserve love regardless of their differences,” says the show’s director Roger Carr. With co-music direction by Heather Burns & Dave Flello, and choreography by Jennifer Sanders, the large cast is lead by Morgan McLeod as Shrek, Heidi Fox Lange as Fiona, Dan Comeau as Donkey, and Dwayne Gordon as Lord Farquaad. Carr urges families to come to the theatre, “We will create a fantastic theatrical experience that will leave you filled with joy. It’s a great evening out for the whole family.”
SHREK: THE MUSICAL runs May 3, 4, 10 & 11 at 8pm; with 2pm matinees on May 5 & 12.
Tickets range from $21.75 to $54.50 with discount tickets available for students/seniors and are available at the McPherson Playhouse box office 250.386.6121 or online at www.rmts.bc.ca
VOS is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization established in 1945 with the purpose of bringing top-quality live musical theatre to Victoria and giving aspiring singers, performers, and stagecraft workers the opportunity to develop and display their talents in all facets of musical theatre production.