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Kelrik Productions is pleasedto announce the Central CoastPremier of SHREK THE MUSICALto stage at the Spanos Theater,Performing Arts Center, San LuisObispo.
, audiences canfall in love with Shrek and his wise-ass sidekick Donkey all over again.Originally an Oscar-winning
DreamWorks lm with three
successful sequels and two holidayspecials, SHREK THE MUSICALis based on the life-changingadventure Shrek endures tryingto reclaim the deed to his land.Part romance, part twisted fairytale and an unlikely hero makesfor a show like no other show onthe Central Coast.Shrek’s adventure begins in akingdom far, far away wherethings become unsettled whenan ogre replaces the handsomeprince who, according to fairytales should be the one to rescuethe beautiful princess. But whenShrek steps in to save Princess
Fiona from a mean re-breathing
dragon, things couldn’t go morewrong. Their feisty relationship,a chatty donkey, a very short
villain and other fairytale mists
keep the audience entertained.Before Shrek was a musical, or even a movie, he was a storybookcharacter created by New Yorker cartoonist and author WilliamSteig in 1990. The productionplayed on Broadway from 2008to 2010 and revised versionscontinue to tour. The role of Shrek will be played byChristian Clarno. Tabatha Skaneswill play the feisty Princess Fiona.Redzuan Abdul Rahim is Shrek’slovably annoying best friendDonkey, and Erik Austin plays thevertically-challenged villain LordFarquaad.
Rounding out the cast of mist
fairy tale characters, the peoplesof Duloc and Far, Far Away will be:Joe Ogren, Ashlin Hatch, DanielleMendoza, Chloe Davis, CarissaCalberg, Carey Blauvelt, GreggRiforgiate, Allison King, KarlynKromhout, Mya Paredes, TheresaRiforgiate, Chase Schalchlin,Sandy Schwarer, Ryan Vasquez,Alison Warren, Lester Wilson,Mike Mesker, Turner Spratt, EmilyRiforgiate and Coen Carlberg. SHREK THE MUSICAL features abook and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize
winner David Lindsay-Abaire(Rabbit Hole, Good People), musicby Olivier Award-winner JeanineTesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie,Caroline, or Change). SHREK THEMUSICAL is directed by Erik Austinwith Musical Direction by LaceyMcNamara and Choreography byNew York Guest Artist Joe Ogren.The creative team also includesDavid Beals (Lighting Design),Kathleen Forster and Keith Wetzel(Costume Design), Ethereal FX(Dragon Design), Mark Hughes(Set Design) and Grosh (Scenicbackdrops). SHREK THE MUSICAL will beperformed on Friday and SaturdayEvenings at 7:00 pm, with SundayMatinees at 2:00 pm. Tickets are$35 and can be purchased onlineat
, by phone(805) 756-4TIX or at the PAC
Box Oce, 1 Grand Ave, San Luis
SHREK THE MUSICAL is the nal
show of Kelrik’s 2013 INSPIREseason. This production is madepossible through the generouscontributions of our Sponsors:Joan Sargen, Central Coast Family,Costume Capers, Sun N’ Buns,Ethereal FX and Cheap Thrills.For more information on KelrikProductions, please visit thewebsite:
KELRIK PRODUCTIONS NEEDSYOUR SUPPORT TO FIND ANEW HOME!
The Unity building located onthe corner of Johnson andSouthwood in San Luis Obispowill no longer be Kelrik’s home.The building, owned by the UnityChurch, has recently been sold toa developer. Kelrik is reaching outto the community for support inlocating a new home.Unity has been Kelrik’s home for seven years and has provided thebase for community productionsacross a multitude of genres fromthe delightful and family-friendlyPinkalicious to the spectacular and artistically stimulating Cats.
These shows have oered quality
entertainment, education, andcultural enrichment for all ages inour region.Through the
Program,cast members have collectedthousands of dollars for other
nonprot organizations, such
as Woods Humane Society, BigBrothers, Casa, The Prado DayCenter, and Kids Cancer ReseachFoundation over the past 3 years,If you have any ideas for Kelrik’shome search, please call 543-7529.
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