The Meeker Arts and Cultural Council’s Center Stage Youth Theatrical Group will host three productions this week at the Meeker High School Auditorium. The group will be presenting Shrek the Musical Junior on Thursday and Friday beginning at 6:30, and Saturday starting at 2. More than 45 youth in the area are working with the Meeker High School drama department and local volunteers to produce the musical. Admission is $7 and kids in grades k-8th get in free when accompanied by a paying 9th grade through adult. Tickets will be handed out to elementary and middle school students during the week of production. A synopsis of the play is available below. For additional information on the musical call Laurie Zellers, at 878-0554.
Shrek The Musical Jr:
Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical. It’s a “big bright beautiful world” as everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairy tale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.
Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek. One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairy-tale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he’s handed a task – if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairy-tale wouldn’t be complete without a few twists and turns along the way.
With abundant opportunities for imaginative sets and costumes, and a host of over-the-top roles for an expandable cast, there’s a part for everyone in this dazzling adventure story.