Projector! Theater, under the direction of Florida Academy of Performing Arts owner and founder Heather Ochalek, presents Shrek the Musical! Florida Academy of Performing Arts is a non-profit organization hosted inside Music Showcase. They offer a variety of performance opportunities for area students and one of them is Spotlight! Theater, a group reserved for auditions, made up of people aged 8 to 50 years old.
The show will take place over 2 weekends, May 14-16 and May 20-23. Shrek the Musical is an upbeat and fun musical about being true to yourself and confident in who you are. It also emphasizes the importance of friendship, love and acceptance! This musical has a book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music composed by Jeanine Tesori. These actors come from all over the community and come together to put on this hilarious and quirky show. The cast is made up of sports coaches, music teachers, dancers, students, and most importantly, they all love to bring joy to an audience through performances.
The production is on display at Music Showcase, 402 Oakfield Drive, Brandon, FL 33547 and ticket information is available at faopa.org!
Shrek the Musical is an energetic comedy with beautiful life lessons based on DreamWorks Animation’s book by William Steig, Shrek, and Shrek, the first film in the film series. The musical follows an ogre, Shrek, and the budding friendship of a donkey as they set out on a quest to save Princess Fiona, from a tower guarded by a fire-breathing dragon for Lord Farquaad, the hysterical villain, in exchange for the deed of his swamp. . We also come across a myriad of fairytale favorites such as Pinocchio, the big bad wolf, the 3 pigs, and everyone’s favorite gingerbread man, Gingy! This musical teaches Shrek (and the audience) that true friendship and true love is real, accessible to everyone, and not just the things we read in fairy tales.