‘Shrek’ comes to Marquette

A beloved children’s movie is coming to the stage in Marquette this week.

The Marquette Senior High School Fine Arts Program is putting on a production of Shrek–The Musical.  It is the story of an ogre who tries to rescue a princess and the crazy characters they meet on their journey.

Shrek was a popular and easy choice for the school to perform.

“It’s a fairly recent production, it’s been on Broadway and it’s touring now,” Director Laura Kagy said.  “It’s a big hit.  Actually, a lot of community theater groups are putting it on.  The costumes are kind of in demand right now so we had a hard time getting everything we needed.”

More than 100 students, staff, and community members helped put on the production.

Shrek is a musical that people of all ages will enjoy.

“Be prepared to be really shaking up in your seats,” Kagy said.  “Our dragon is a lovely woman, she’s looking forward to meeting everybody.  The costumes are dazzling, the kids are ready to go, they’re ready to put on a show that our audience won’t forget anytime soon.”

Performances are at 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday at Kaufman Auditorium.  Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students and seniors.  Tickets can be purchased at EZ ticket outlets, online at www.nmu.edu/tickets, by phone at (906) 227-1032, and will also be sold at the door.