Gas Lamp Players brings everyone’s favorite green ogre to the Ridgewood Avenue School stage! Bring the whole family to see “Shrek The Musical” with performances on Friday, February 6 at 7pm , Saturday, February 7 at 2 & 7pm, and Sunday, February 8 at 2pm.
The musical, a stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning DreamWorks animated film, features music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire. Gas Lamp’s production is directed by Corinna Sowers-Adler and musically directed by Kristy Graves.
“Shrek The Musical” tells the story of an irreverent but lovable ogre, who embarks on a life-changing adventure. Joined by a wise-cracking donkey, this unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon, rescues a feisty princess, and learns that friendship and love aren’t only found in fairy tales.
“I love to direct this show,” enthuses Sowers-Adler. “People empathize with the characters and identify with the idea that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes and all people deserve love regardless of their differences.”
A talented cast of Shrek is led by Eric Parkin as Shrek, Kara Lutz as Fiona, Jimmy Spadola as Donkey, Gerry Mastrolia as Lord Farquaad and features choreography by Lisa Grimes. Sowers-Adler urges families to come to the theater. “We will create a fantastic theatrical experience that will leave you filled with joy. It’s a great day / night out for the whole family!”
Photo: Eric Parkin (Shrek), Kara Lutz (Fiona), Jimmy Spadola (Donkey) and Gerry Mastrolia (Lord Farquaad)