Thursday, January 2, 2014
The Waffle Makers
COSPA presents lovable creature on stage with huge cast Jan 15-24
Released by Andrew Smith, CSOPA
hrek The Musical, based on the Oscar winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone's favourite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage.
Throw in a donkey who won't shut up, a bad guy with a short temper, a cookie with an attitude and over 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.
Directed by Jason Moore (Avenue Q) and choreographed by Josh Prince, the production featured Brian D’Arcy James (Next To Normal, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), Sutton Foster (Little Women, Anything Goes), Christopher Sieber (Spamalot, Thoroughly Modern Millie), John Tartaglia (Avenue Q, Beauty and the Beast) and Daniel Breaker (Passing Strange, Cymbeline).
At the time, it was the most expensive musical to open on Broadway. Shrek The Musical closed on January 3, 2010, after running for 441 performances. It was nominated for eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and won for Best Costume Design.
The Three Blind Mice Trio will consist of Avianna Clempson, Hannah deNevers and Kessia Warren, while the German Pig Trio has Maxwell Glover, Josh Robinson and Sebastian Warkentin-Scott. Rounding out the Fairy Tale Creatures are Andrea Arce, Hailey Hanson, Kirsten MacDonald, Shareena Malhi, Olivia Moniz, Rachael Olivares, Raven Regino, Adrienne Reitsma, Carmen Sigurdson, Amber Wilbur and Jordan Orto as the cross-dressing Wolf.
Adults $20, Students & Seniors $15. $9.75 all seats on January 15,16 (evening),18 (matinée) Tickets can be purchased by calling the Cultural Centre box office at 604-391-SHOW (7469).
Music by Jeanine Tesori, Book & Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire. Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig.
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