Shrek the Musical
FLINT — DreamWorks Theatricals and NETworks Presentations, LLC. announce “Shrek the Musical” with book and lyrics by David Lindsay- Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori, will play The Whiting, for three spectacular performances, Feb. 1-2.
Tickets are on sale now and are available at TheWhiting.com, by phone at 810-237-7333 or 888-8-CENTER or by walk-up at The Whiting Ticket Center. The Whiting is located at 1241 E. Kearsley St. in Flint, just off I-475 on the Flint Cultural Center campus.
An entirely new musical which opened on Broadway December, 2009, “Shrek the Musical” is based on the story and characters from William Steig’s book Shrek!, as well as the DreamWorks Animation film Shrek, the first chapter of the Shrek movie series.
“Shrek the Musical” 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, this unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon, rescues a feisty princess and learns that real friendship and true love aren’t only found in fairy tales.
The role of everyone’s favorite swamp-dwelling ogre, Shrek will be played by Perry Sook. Whitney Winfield will play the feisty Princess Fiona. Jeremy Gaston is Shrek’s lovably annoying best friend Donkey and Christian Marriner plays the vertically challenged villain Lord Farquaad.
Rounding out the cast of misfit fairy tale characters, the peoples of Duloc and Far, Far Away are: Micah Cowher, Courtney Daniels, Megan Elyse Fulmer, Susan Leilani Gearou, Francesca Granell, Tony Johnson, Brody Karn, Jennifer Margulis, Alison McCartan, Michael McCrary, Schuyler Midgett, Tiffani Robbins, Robert Teasdale, Chase Todd, Katie Tompkins, Maggie Tompkins, Kristopher Stanley Ward, Andy White and Jeffrey Zicker.
“We are thrilled to send ‘Shrek the Musical’ to theatres across the country,” said Bill Damaschke, President of DreamWorks Theatricals, “and for American families to experience their favorite ogre and fairy tale creatures live on stage.”
“Shrek the Musical” will play The Whiting, for three performances, Feb. 1-2. Tickets are on sale now and are available at TheWhiting.com, by phone at 810-237-7333 or 888-8-CENTER or by walk-up at The Whiting Ticket Center. The Whiting is located at 1241 E. Kearsley Street in Flint, just off I-475 between the University of Michigan Flint and Mott Community College on the Flint Cultural Center campus.
The chart-topping original Broadway cast album for “Shrek the Musical” is available on Decca Broadway.
This performance is supported by Health Alliance Plan, McLaren Flint, ABC12, Town Square Media, The View Newspapers Group, Health Plus, WCRZ Cars 108, KCQ, CK 105.5, B-95, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, and Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.
For a complete schedule of performances in The Whiting 2012-13 Season, visit TheWhiting.com. — G.G.