Called part romance, part twisted fairy tale, and irreverent fun for everyone, the Limestone College Departments of Theatre and Music, along with the Gaffney Little Theatre, will present “Shrek The Musical” with a seven-show run over two weekends in November.
The production at Fullerton Auditorium on the campus of Limestone will start with shows at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 6-8. There will then be a 3 p.m. performance on Nov. 9. The following weekend, there will be a 7:30 p.m. show on Nov. 14, and then performances at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 15.
“Shrek The Musical,” based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to life on stage. 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 villain 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… and his name is Shrek. Featuring a terrific score of songs, big laughs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery, Shrek The Musical has been proclaimed as “Far, far and away the funniest musical on Broadway!”
The local production includes 32 cast members, including Taylor Smith as Shrek, Jessie Cantrell as Princess Fiona, Treshawn Ford as Donkey, J.R. Bloomer as Lord Farquaad, and Carmen Dixon as Dragon.
The musical numbers include: ‘Overture,” “Big Bright Beautiful World,” “Story of my Life,” “The Goodbye Song,” “Don’t Let Me Go,” “What’s Up Duloc,” “I Know It’s Today,” “Travel Song,” “Forever,” This Is How a Dream Come True,” ‘Who I’d Be,” “Entr’act,” “Morning Person,” “I Think I Got You Beat,” “Ballad of Farquaad,” “Make a Move,” “When Words Fail,” “Morning Person Reprise,” “Build a Wall,” “Freak Flag,” “Big Bright Beautiful World Reprise,” and the finale “” This Is Our Story” and ““I’m a Believer.”
Dr. Tim Baxter-Ferguson is the Director, with Dr. David Thompson serving as Musical Director. Jennifer Gardner is the Choreographer, and Dr. Todd Morgan is the Producer.
Tickets at the door are $10 for adults, $8 for students with a valid ID and for senior citizens 65 and over. Limestone College students, faculty, and staff will be admitted for free. Visit www.showtix4u.com to order tickets in advance.