Everyone’s favorite upsidedown fairytale continues to rock Nuangola as Theatre at the Grove presents Shrek the Musical, a song-and dance-filled stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning DreamWorks animated film. Shrek the Musical opened on July 10th. Performances continue through July 26th.
Theatre at the grove continues their 2015 season as they re-create the fantasy Kingdom of Far Far Away—with many hilarious, irreverent twists. Instead of a knight riding a noble steed, the hero is Shrek, a swamp-dwelling ogre teamed up with a chatterbox donkey. And the princess? She’s the slightly temperamental Fiona. After Shrek rescues Fiona from a dragon-guarded tower, the two fall in love before she reveals there’s more to her than meets the eye. Other fairytale misfits add surprises: from a Gingerbread Man with an attitude to Three Blind Mice channeling their inner Dreamgirls
This entertaining, family-friendly show features a terrific score, with 19 songs from Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori.
Shrek the Musical also draws from a 1990 children’s book by famed New Yorker cartoonist William Steig. Like the first 2001 Shrek film, the musical stays true to Steig’s fractured fairytale vision where dragons are friendly, swamps are better than castles, and the true hero isn’t handsome or noble but a grouchy-on-the-outside, tender-on-the-inside ogre who is more or less content with himself and his life in a swamp.
Shrek the Musical performs on the following schedule: July 24, 25 at 8pm; July 25 at 1pm; July 26 at 3pm
Performances are held at the Grove Theatre, 5177 Nuangola Road in Nuangola. Tickets are $20 and can be reserved by calling 570-868-8212 or by emailing GroveTickets@
available for groups and children.