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Musical Theatre of Anthem to present Shrek The Musical Jr.


ANTHEM – Musical Theatre of Anthem is kicking off their 2015-16 seasons with the musical production Shrek The Musical Jr., opening Sept. 24.

It's a ‘big bright beautiful world’ for everyone’s favorite ogre in Shrek The Musical Jr., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film. Featuring a host of over-the-top roles for an expandable cast, there's a part for everyone in this dazzling adventure story. In a faraway kingdom, the green ogre Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits, runaways who've been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. This fairy tale wouldn't be complete without unexpected twists and turns along the way. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek The Musical Jr. is an irreverently fun show for the whole family.

The cast, comprised of both ariZoni and NYA award winners and nominees, ages 6 – 18, presents the show Sept. 24-Oct. 4 in Anthem. The award-winning production staff includes Director Cydney Trent, Choreographer Shawna Weitekamp, Vocal Director Karen Blanzy, and Assistant Choreographer Lyndsie Clymer.

“Working with MTA has been a light in my life,” said Trent. “Watching these kids grow, have fun, and build confidence is inspiring. Shrek, Jr, while being one of the most hysterical and well written pieces of theatre, also carries one of my favorite messages for kids and adults of all ages…’true beauty comes from within’.”

Performances take place Thursdays – Sundays, Sept. 24-Oct. 4, at Musical Theatre of Anthem, 42323 N. Vision Way, in Anthem. See show times and purchase tickets at Adult tickets are $19; tickets for students, seniors, and children 12 and under are $16.

Shrek The Musical Jr. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).