Maple Grove resident acting in “Shrek” | Release
After a year of performing online, Ashland Productions is excited to return to the stage with a production of “Shrek: The Musical” featuring young people and adults from June 4-20. Adapted from the hit film by the Tony Award-winning team of Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire, this entertaining tale of an unlikely hero and his misfit companions is not to be missed.
“Once upon a time there was a little ogre named Shrek …” And so begins the story of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a sagacious donkey and a fiery princess who resists. to his rescue. Add in an angry villain, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairytale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a true hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand … and his name is Shrek.
Maple Grove resident Marijke Groat will play the role of the fairy godmother in the production.
Directed by Ashland Artistic Director Rob Sutherland, this production will feature Ashland’s signature combination of exceptional quality and intergenerational performance. “This past year has been tough for everyone, and Ashland is thrilled to embrace Shrek and the quirkiness of each of the characters as our first show with a live audience. All of the characters – Shrek, Fiona, Donkey and, yes, even the Duloc citizens – teach us to accept our weirdness and to celebrate what makes us different.
The artistic team includes vocal director Chad Garrels, choreographer Dylan Rugh, set designer Brad Camitsch, costume designer Jessica Hughes, lighting designer Jacob Hofer and sound designer Born Into Royalty.
Performances will take place at the Maplewood Community Center at 2100 White Bear Ave. N. in Maplewood. Parking is free.
Tickets range from $ 18 to $ 20, and Ashland is currently only selling at 50% capacity to meet MN Stay Safe guidelines. For complete information visit: ashlandproductions.org
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