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Batavia High School to present ‘Shrek the Musical’

Published: Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 11:09 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 2:55 p.m. CDT
(Photo by Steven J. Lemon)
Batavia High School junior Aidan Descourouez plays Lord Farquaad in “Shrek the Musical,” running Thursday, Nov. 14, through Sunday, Nov.17.
(Photo by Steven J. Lemon)
Batavia High School senior Adam Burns stars as Shrek in the school’s production of “Shrek the Musical,” running Thursday, Nov. 14, through Sunday, Nov.17.

BATAVIA – Batavia High School will present “Shrek the Musical,” which is based on the 2001 Oscar-winning DreamWorks film, "Shrek." “Shrek the Musical” was nominated for eight Tony nominations through its recent run on Broadway.

Batavia High School will bring the musical to the high school stage at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, Friday, Nov. 15, and Saturday, Nov. 16; and there will be a matinee performance at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov.17. Performance will take place at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre, 1201 Main St., Batavia. If all four shows sell out, a fifth show will be added at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16.  

“Shrek the Musical” is set in a faraway kingdom, where an ogre named Shrek (Adam Burns) accepts a challenge from Lord Farquaad (Aidan Descourouez) to rescue Princess Fiona (Katie Bertness) from a tower prison in order to deliver her to Lord Farquaad, who wants Fiona as his bride. Having spent her life dreaming of being rescued by a prince, Princess Fiona is surprised to find that her suitor is an ogre. The talking Donkey (Jake Livingston) and a variety of fairy tale characters provide comedic relief to the story.

The production is under the direction of Dominic A. Cattero. The vocal director is John McClear; the choreographer is Tracy Adams; and the technical director is Mike Baglieri – a 2009 Batavia High School alum.

The pit orchestra, featuring 38 BHS students, is being directed by Ryan McCann.

Tickets are available online at www.BataviaFineArtsCentre.org or at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre Box Office at 630-937-8930. Ticket prices start at $10 online and $11 at the box office.

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