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Shrek the Musical on stage at PHS this weekend


     Shrek the Musical boasts an amazing cast and wonderful costumes and set design. The show will be performed at PHS Friday and Saturday.


This weekend don’t miss the chance to see a wonderful performance of Shrek the Musical on the PHS stage. The show features great comedy - thanks to a hilarious talking donkey - a decked-out dancing troupe, a big green ogre and a princess. Add the amazing stage sets and costumes featuring every fairy tale character you could possibly think of and this show is truly the best. 

FX Theatrical Productions has pulled off yet another great show following up on last year’s A Christmas Story the Musical. Producing Artistic Director Ross Galbreath marks his sixth year bringing a holiday show to the community and takes great pride in his productions.

“Christmas is a very special time for me and being able to share it with others has always been a big deal for me, like a Christmas tradition,” Galbreath wrote in the playbill. “This year we had an idea, what would be better than add a little green to Christmas?”

The green he came up with? Shrek the Musical. With an amazing cast of talented students, Galbreath and his team have put together a holiday show that is not to be missed.

Adults to kids won’t be disappointed as fairytale characters come to life right out of the storybooks. From Pinnochio’s nose growing right before your eyes, to princesses and Ugly Ducklings singing and dancing, the show’s costumes and scenery are not to be missed. 

Set in a mythical “once upon a time” sort of land, Shrek the Musical is the story of a hulking green ogre who, after being mocked and feared his entire life by anything that crosses his path, retreats to an ugly green swamp to exist in happy isolation. That is until a host of fairytale characters are thrown out of Duloc by their ruler and invade his happy swamp. 

The performances by the very talented high school talent are wonderful. Monday’s opening night garnered laughter from the crowd, much of that thanks to Jesse Buchanan’s quippy ‘Donkey’ and everyone’s favorite ogre, played by theatre veteran Andy Harper. Katie Burdett, a PHS junior, is lovely as Princess Fiona.  Sophomore Sean Little gets the perfect comedy mix as Lord Farquaad, the comically short ruler of Duloc who banishes all of the fairytale creatures from his land. 

This weekend’s shows, are Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday, December 8th at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m, Tickets may be purchased at FX Salon or PHS.  They are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.