Greeley gets “Make-Ogre, Shrek comes to town

April 2, 2012 (GREELEY, CO) — 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 theUnionColonyCivicCenter inGreeley, on April 15 at 3:00 pm.


An entirely new musical, which opened on Broadway on 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.


“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 features a book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize® winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole, Good People), music by Olivier Award-winner Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Caroline, or Change: a musical). SHREK is directed by Stephen Sposito who recently served as Associated Director of the current Broadway revival How To Succeed In Business starring Daniel Radcliff.  Sets and costumes are based on the Tony Award® winner designs by Tim Hatley (Private Lives, Spamalot) and Chris Bailey will recreate the originalow To Succeed In Business starddd choreography by Josh Prince (The Bridge Project, The Jerry Springer Opera).


Catch SHREK THE MUSICAL at the Union Colony Civic Center in Greeley on April 15th at 3:00 pm. Call 970-356-5000 for tickets or buy on-line at UCSTARS.COM.  Families or groups of four can purchase 4 tickets for only $90 on the phone or in person. Groups of 10 or more should call (970) 356-5000.  The Ticket Office is located at 701 10th Ave, in Historic Downtown Greeley and is open Monday through Friday from noon to 6:00 p.m., and Saturdays from noon to 4:00 p.m., with ample free parking available.

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