Two weeks to catch ‘Shrek’ in Cerritos

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The Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) concludes the 2018-2019 Broadway Performance Partner Series with the Tony Award-winning 3-D Theatricals’ “Shrek the Musical.”

In a kingdom far away, things get turned upside down when an unseemly ogre – not a handsome prince – shows up to rescue a feisty princess Fiona. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a bad guy with a short temper, a cookie with an attitude, and more than a dozen other fairy-tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand — and his name is Shrek.

Based on William Steig’s book “Shrek!” and the DreamWorks Animation film, this fun family affair 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, the unlikely hero Shrek fights a fearsome dragon, rescues a feisty princess, and learns that real friendship and true love aren’t found only in fairy tales. The characters of Shrek and other
inhabitants of Far, Far Away come to life in Shrek the Musical with book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole) and music by Olivier Award winner Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern
Millie and Caroline, or Change).

Executive producer of 3-D Theatricals, T.J. Dawson, stars in the title role. David Vaughn directs 3-D Theatricals’ production of Shrek the Musical, which stars 3-D Theatrical’s executive/artistic director, T.J. Dawson, in the title role. The production includes works from musical director Julie Lamoureux and choreography by Leslie Stevens.

Shrek the Musical

Where: Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 18000 Park Plaza Drive, Cerritos

When: 8 p.m. Friday, August 9, 16, & 23; Saturday, August 10; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, August 17 & 24; 2 p.m. Sunday, August 11, 18, & 25; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 22.

Ticket Prices: $85/$65/$45

Ticket Information: Tickets are available only at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts’ Ticket Office, at cerritoscenter.com, or by calling (562) 916-8500.


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