Shrek: An Ogre-Sized Theatre Experience


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Shrek and FionaAcclaimed director Peter Rothstein (Cabaret, Theatre Latté Da) will bring a magnetic Shrek the Musical to life on CTC’s UnitedHealth Group Stage beginning April 22. With a seasoned cast including Reed Sigmund, Autumn Ness and Ansa Akyea, incredible scenic and costume designs, choreography by Michael Matthew Ferrell and Tony-nominated music, Shrek is an ogre-sized musical with an equally big soul, sure to delight everyone from the very young to the young at heart.  (Taken from Children Theatre Company’s press release)

For almost 2 months, you will have the chance to catch this show!

To say that I have been waiting all season for this production at Children’s Theatre Company would be a little misleading, but I have definitely been waiting all of 2014 especially since I learned that Shrek is going to be played by Reed Sigmund (one of my most favorite local actors) and Princess Fiona is going to be played by his in-real-life wife, Autumn Ness (one of my most favorite local actresses–maybe because she’s a mom like me and has an awesome job! Oh, and she is really good at what she does.)   CTC Artistic Director Peter C. Brosius  claims that the ill-mannered, malodorous Shrek is “the role Reed Sigmund was born to play.”  But you can judge that for yourself here.

 

If this clip doesn’t get you excited for Shrek, I’m not sure what will.  I am already planning on contacting Children’s Theatre Company for $10 tickets for my son’s birthday.  Did you know that for every show, CTC reserves a minimum of ten $10 tickets for each performance.  You just have to contact the box office the Sunday before the performance you are interested in  attending to reserve those tickets.  (I think this is one of my favorite little secrets of CTC).  I can bring my whole family to a Tony-award winning theatre for less than the price of one regularly priced ticket!

 


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Shrek the Musical 
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig
Directed by Peter Rothstein
UnitedHealth Group Stage
April 22 – June 15
Recommended for all ages
ASL/AD Performance: June 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Sensory Friendly performance: Saturday, June 7 at 11 a.m.
Tickets:
The Ticket Office is accessible by phone two hours prior to most performances; forty-five minutes prior for Theatre Arts
Training performances. These posted hours are subject to change.
Email: tickets@childrenstheatre.org (inquiries only, no ticket processing)
Phone: 612.874.0400

Single tickets range from $10 – $62
Ticket prices are subject to demand pricing
Group tickets up to 25% off regular tickets for groups of ten or more


 

Don’t forget about our Birthday Giveaways”  Picture Book s by Minnesota Authors and a Family Four Pack for the Science Museum on April 27.

And our Birthday month specials!

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About the author

Gianna Kordatzky

I am married to the craziest, most awesome man I know. We have four kids--Ranging in ages from 5-10. You can learn more about my life as a mother and wife at www.giannaraekordatzky.blogspot.com .

I love to throw parties and be with friends. I love to read my Bible and grow closer to God. I love to eat and exercise. I have learned to love coffee.
And I could really use a nap.

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