The Barn Theatre of Montville, NJ is presenting "Shrek the Musical". Performances started on May 16, 23, 24, 30, 31, June 6 and 7 at 8pm; and on May 17, 18, 25, June 1 at 2pm. Tickets are $24 (senior/student tickets are $22 on matinees only).
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 bad guy 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. His name is Shrek.
Shrek the Musical, with book by David Lindsay-Abaire, music by Jeanine Tesori and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, is based on the Oscar® winning DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and book by William Steig of the same name. Full of all-new songs and plenty of laughs, "Shrek the Musical" is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and part irreverent fun for audiences of all ages.
The cast of "Shrek the Musical" features Peter Ogrodnik (of Spotswood NJ), Danielle Meola Valencia (of Nutley NJ), Fred Carlton (of Vineland NJ), Brian Merrill (of Lincoln Park NJ), Caitlin Tarpey (of Wayne NJ), Salvatore Bellomo (of Lodi NJ), Marisa Budnick (of Wayne NJ), Vincent Plantamura (of Washington Township NJ), Brandon Bennett (of Butler NJ), Colleen Larranaga (of Wayne NJ), Devin Sunar (of Montville NJ), Danielle Pennisi (of Cedar Grove NJ), Krystal Aguilar (of Seccaucus NJ), Nikki Simz (of Pompton Lakes NJ), Juliana Smith (of Parsippany NJ), Cadence Bernstein (of Towaco NJ), Ayla Schwartz (of Montclair NJ), Alex Tullo (of Towaco NJ), Brendan Masker (of West Orange NJ) and Megan Johnson (of West Milford NJ).
The Barn Theatre is located on Skyline Drive in Montville, NJ, just minutes off Exit 47 from Route 287. For more reservations, information or directions, call The Barn Theatre Box Office at (973) 334-9320, or visit The Barn Theatre on the web at www.barntheatre.org
Photo (Left to Right): Peter Ogrodnik (of Spotswood NJ) and Danielle Meola Valencia (of Nutley NJ) in "Shrek the Musical" [Photo by Tom Schopper]