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Plays-in-the-Park Presents: Shrek the Musical

June 23, 2014

​Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book & Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
At the Stephen J. Capestro Amphitheater, in Roosevelt Park, Edison, N.J.
July 9 through July 19, 2014
Plays-in- the-Park is proud to present the Tony Award-winning SHREK THE MUSICAL as the second production of its 2014 Season.  Performances will run from July 9-19, with no show on Sunday, July 13. All shows begin at 8:30 p.m. and are staged at the Stephen J. Capestro Amphitheater at 1 Pine Drive in Roosevelt Park, Edison, N.J. 
Based on the animated film of the same name, SHREK THE MUSICAL is the fractured fable of an ogre who rescues a feisty princess.  Shrek also meets a wisecracking donkey and other misfit fairytale characters, who must work together to save the kingdom from evil Lord Farquaad.
Michael McEntee of Budd Lake, N.J. will play the title role of Shrek. Also featured in the production are Katherine LeFevre as Princess Fiona, Timothy Walton as Donkey, Dan Cook as Lord Farquaad, and Mimi Francis as Dragon. The cast, a total of 32 actors, hails from throughout New York and New Jersey.
“Each year, Plays-in the-Park puts on a great mix of contemporary shows, classics, and family-friendly fare,” said Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios. “Shrek looks to be one of their most ambitious efforts, one that County residents will not want to miss.”
Freeholder Charles E. Tomaro, Chairman of the County’s Infrastructure Management Committee, states, “I am sure many families will make seeing Shrek a priority. It has a story and songs kids will love, and it’s a fun, affordable group outing. Another great choice from PIP.”
Tickets for SHREK THE MUSICAL can only be purchased on the night of the performance. The Box Office is open from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on the evenings of all performances. Tickets cost $7.00 for adults, $5.00 for seniors (60+), and are free for children ages 12 and under. 
Patrons must provide their own seating, and the height of a chair-back cannot exceed 40 inches.  Please refer to the PIP website at for more information about the Box Office and seating policies.
If a performance is cancelled due to bad weather, patrons may save their ticket stub and use it to attend any future summer performance at no additional charge. Ticket stubs are valid for exchange up to one year after the rained-out performance. 
Plays-in-the-Park is dedicated to providing theater to all peoples. Patrons requiring assistance due to a disability are encouraged to contact Jackie Neill, Recreation Supervisor at 732-745-3936, prior to attending a performance so that any special needs may be met. PIP offers an Audio Description performance (Friday, July 11) an Open Captioned performance (Monday, July 14), and also a performance with Sign Language Interpretation (Wednesday, July 17).
Plays-in-the-Park represents a unique, collaborative partnership between community theatre and local government since 1963. PIP is sponsored by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Middlesex County Office of Parks and Recreation.  Plays-in-the-Park is dedicated to producing shows that re-create or resemble, as closely as possible, the intent, stature, and scope of the original Broadway productions.
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