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Warren Arts presents 'Shrek'
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Robert Elam, left, and Emily Phillips will be playing Shrek and Fiona in the upcoming production of “Shrek: The Musical” presented by Warren Arts, which will run from April 26 to May 5.

Fairytale creatures, swamp ogres, dragons, and more enchanting beings will inspire imaginations to soar in Warren Arts production of “Shrek, the Musical.” 

The show brings the hit animated movie to the stage with all of the famous and beloved characters from the film coming to life.

“Shrek, the Musical” begins Friday, April 26, and ends Sunday, May 5. Performances are Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance.

The dedication to creativity and producing the best performance possible has made this one of the largest shows to date at Warren Arts. The musical includes 36 cast members and a large team of costume designers, technicians and set crew. 

There are many new faces who will be performing in “Shrek the Musical,” as well as several returning actors from previous performances. The play is directed by Sheri Denning and Julie Cantrell with musical direction by Kennette Dixon.

A special event filled with fun and refreshments is being held Saturday, April 27, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. A meet and greet called “Lunch in the Swamp,” will be sponsored by Homeland Community Bank to create one-on-one experiences with Shrek and Fiona.

The tickets for “Shrek, the Musical” and “Lunch in the Swamp” are both available at warrenartstn.ticketleap.com. The cost for the meet and greet is $12. This price includes S’nothers and Swamp Juice, otherwise known as hotdogs, chips, s’mores, drinks, and a special headband with ogre ears. 

For more information, call Warren Arts at 668-ARTS.