'Shrek the Musical' coming to Lafayette

'Shrek the Musical' coming to Lafayette
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 12:00pm

DreamWorks Theatricals and NETworks Presentations, LLC. are pleased to announce that 'Shrek the Musical' with book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori, will play 2 shows at the Heymann Performing Arts Center on Saturday, November 5.

An entirely new musical which opened on Broadway December, 2009, 'Shrek the Musical' is based on the story and characters from William Steig’s book Shrek!, as well as the DreamWorks Animation film Shrek, the first chapter of the Shrek movie series.

'Shrek the Musical,' tells the story of a swamp-dwelling ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim the deed to his land. Joined by a wise-cracking donkey, this unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon, rescues a feisty princess and learns that real friendship and true love aren’t only found in fairy tales.

The role of everyone’s favorite swamp-dwelling ogre, Shrek will be played by Lukas Post. Liz Shivener will play the feisty Princess Fiona. André Jordan is Shrek’s lovably annoying best friend Donkey, and Merritt David Janes plays the vertically challenged villain Lord Farquaad.

“We are thrilled to send 'Shrek the Musical' to theatres across the country,” said Bill Damaschke, President of DreamWorks Theatricals, “and for American families to experience their favorite ogre and fairy tale creatures live on stage.”

'Shrek the Musical' will play 2 shows at the Heymann Performing Arts Center on Saturday, November 5. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 23 at 10:00am and are available online at Ticketmaster here or via phone at (800)745-3000.

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