‘Shrek the Musical’ is now playing at the Terre Haute Community Theater | Local News

Terre Haute Community Theater’s final play of the season, “Shrek the Musical,” takes place this weekend and the weekend of May 20-22.

It starts at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the theater, 25th and Washington.

The G-rated musical is directed by volunteer Sara Soloki and musical director by volunteer Christiana Wittenmyer. “Shrek” is sponsored by Hometown Savings Bank.

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation Motion Pictures and the book by William Steig, this musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale with music by Jeanine Tesori and lyrics and book by David Lindsay-Abaire .

In the story, the unlikely ogre hero, Shrek (James N. O’Sullvan), finds himself on a life-changing journey accompanied by the ever-talking donkey (Michael Natt) and a feisty princess Fiona ( Eliza Blower).

Many characters are played by a long line of talented actors: Tatum Dyar, Colleen Fulk, Terri Fulk, Shayne Gray, Tavia Hedrick, Dylan Keller, Wesley Long, Quentyn Marshall, Lester McGee, Megan Moshak, Krishaa Motycka, India Pigg, Jacob Spencer, Teresa Stuckey and Solie Ware.

“What caught me off guard when we started rehearsals was how much this story would touch me with its underlying message of friendship and inclusion,” Soloki wrote. “When you look deeper, there’s a fantastic message hidden in the laughter,”

To buy tickets for “Shrek the Musical”, follow the links on ctth.org to choose the day and the place for the chosen show. Tickets can be printed at home or viewed on a mobile device.

To purchase in person, box office hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday, as well as one hour before showtimes. Tickets are $21 for adults and $15 for students and youth.

Learn more about ctth.org or call the box office during business hours at 812-232-7172.