Monday, March 20, 2023

‘Shrek the Musical’ tells story of banished fairytale misfits

| March 16, 2023 12:00 AM

The Bigfork Playhouse Children’s Theater brings “Shrek the Musical,” based on the popular (but not always appropriate) DreamWorks movie, to the stage this weekend.

Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek. One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he's handed a task — if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn't be complete without a few twists and turns along the way.

Performances will be at the Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts on Friday and Saturday, March 17, 18, 24 and 25, at 7:30 p.m. A Sunday matinee performance is on March 19 at 2 p.m.

Regular ticket prices are $14 for Adults, $12 for Seniors, $11 for Students and $10 for children under 10 and can be purchased online or at the Box Office one hour prior to performances

This production is fun for the entire family. For more information, call 837-4886 or email or visit

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