Friday, November 15 to Sunday, November 24, 2013; 7 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Waldo Theatre, 916 Main St., Waldoboro, Maine
Contact: ; 832-6060
WALDOBORO, Maine — “Shrek the Musical” opens on Nov. 15, at Waldo Theatre, 916 Main St. Performances are at 7 p.m. on Nov. 15, 22, 23; and at 3 p.m. on Nov. 16, 17, 24. Tickets will be available at Maine Coast Books and Community Pharmacy in Waldoboro and will be $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and $5 for children age 8 and under.
Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International, “Shrek the Musical,” (book by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori), is based on the Dreamworks movie “Shrek.” This unorthodox fairy tale has humor for both adults and kids and teaches us that even the imperfect can, truly, have a happy ending.
The ogre, Shrek (Roger Marcotte) tries to gain his swamp back from the fairy tale craeatures who were exiled from Duloc by the Napoleonic Lord Farquaad (Gareet Carter). Along the way, he meets the lovingly annoying Donkey (Brad Fillion) and sets off to save the bi-polar princess, Fiona (Cayleigh Hearth) from Dragon (built by Melissa Glendenning and sung by Tabitha Ordway, Kat Pelkey, Sabrina Turner, Jenni Prescott, Kayleigh Tolley, Katherine Tolley), in order to exchange her for his land. What he does not expect is to fall in love.
The orchestra is being led by Sean Fleming who is accompanied by Corey Redonnet (formally of Blue Man Group), Chuck McGregor, Alan Millet and others. Musical direction by Linda Blanchard, stage direction by Melissa Hearth, choreography by Cayleigh and Melissa Hearth, costumes by Paulette Carter, Melissa Hearth, and parents.