BPA "goes green" with SHREK, THE MUSICAL October 11 - 27

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) presents SHREK, THE MUSICAL
October 11 – 27: Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. + Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
+ Saturdays, October 19 and 26 at 3:00 p.m.
Pay-What-You-Can Preview: Thursday, October 10 at 7:30 p.m
Opening Night Reception: Friday, October 11 at 6:30 p.m.

BPA “goes green” in October with the Tony Award-winning SHREK! Full of all-new songs, great dancing, spectacular costumes, and fairy tale misfits, SHREK, THE MUSICAL is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone! With SHREK, THE MUSICAL, Broadway gives us the back story for characters we thought we knew, such as Shrek, Princess Fiona, and even evil Lord Farquaad. The stage version has everything you liked about the movie plus more about the characters, all while keeping the irreverent humor that spices up the plot.

With music by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abair, and based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig, BPA’s production brings together the artistic genius behind BPA’s past-season hits featuring direction by Ken Michels (The Full Monty, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), musical direction by Josh Anderson (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), and choreography by Joanna Hardie (Rocky Horror, Chicago, The Full Monty, A Chorus Line).

The stellar cast showcases Justin Lynn as SHREK, DeSean Halley as DONKEY, Emily Kight as PRINCESS FIONA, James Sgambati as LORD FARQUAAD, Michelle Abad as DRAGON, Sophie Eldridge as YOUNG FIONA, Chloe Lesh as TEEN FIONA, Jeff Gans as PINOCCHIO, Miranda Feldtman as GINGY- SUGARPLUM FAIRY, Jim Welch, Robert Craighead, Eric Fuerst as THREE PIGS, Denise Harris as WICKED WITCH, Sheila Wheelen as FAIRY GODMOTHER, SueEllen Van Duyne as MAMA BEAR, Dana Craighead as BABY BEAR, Priya Neihaus as PETER PAN, Kelli Kirkman as UGLY DUCKLING, Catherine MacLeod as GNOME, Tres Cozine as BIG BAD WOLF, Miranda Petersen as PUSS IN BOOTS, Anna Banyas as LITTLE RED, Hayden Longmire as CINDERELLA, Jillian Callahan as MAMA OGRE, Ian Mitchell as YOUNG SHREK, Lynda Sue Welch as QUEEN LILLIAN, Jim Welch as KING HAROLD, Michelle Abad, Sheila Wheelen, Jillian Callahan as THREE BLIND MICE, Bob Cederwall as CAPT. OF THE GUARD, and Ian Eller and David Rimkus as GUARDS.

SHREK, THE MUSICAL appears at Bainbridge Performing Arts, with shows Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. plus Saturdays, October 19 and 26 at 3:00 p.m. A special Pay-What-You-Can Preview is Thursday, October 10 at 7:30 p.m. and the Opening Night Reception is Friday, October 11 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, $27 for adults, $22 for seniors, and $19 for students, youth, military, and teachers, may be purchased online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206.842.8569 or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. BPA Box Office hours are 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance. SHREK, THE MUSICAL is produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International, www.MTIShows.com.

Bainbridge Performing Arts extends special thanks Production Sponsor Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Corporate Sponsor The Family of Jack Clements, and Media Sponsor KUOW 94.9 FM Public Radio. BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation and One Call for All.

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