Spotlight on 'Shrek the Musical' at the Children's Theatre

  • Article by: ROHAN PRESTON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 21, 2014 - 3:01 PM
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Reed Sigmund and Autumn Ness star in "Shrek the Musical" at Children's Theater Company.

‘SHREK THE MUSICAL’

Previews Tuesday: Children’s Theatre is staging “Shrek the Musical,” based on DreamWorks’ 2001 film and William Steig’s 1990 picture book. Composer Jeanine Tesori and playwright David Lindsay-Abaire teamed up to adapt this fairtytale mashup about a malodorous green ogre who saves a princess in distress. Director Peter Rothstein, whose CTC hits include “Annie” and “The Wizard of Oz,” has a cast that includes versatile actor Reed Sigmund as the title character, Autumn Ness (his real-life wife) as Princess Fiona and Ansa Akyea as Shrek’s friend Donkey. Michael Matthew Ferrell choreographs. (Previews 7 p.m. Tue.-Thu. Opens 7 p.m. Fri., 2 & 5 p.m. Sat.-next Sun. $10-$74. Ends June 15. Children’s Theatre, 2400 3rd Av. S., Mpls. 612-874-0400, www.childrenstheatre.org.)

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