The Baton Rouge Theater presents its first summer musical in 3 years with SHREK

Here is a press release from the Baton Rouge Theater:

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – The Baton Rouge Theater is thrilled to present its long-awaited summer musical SHREK. This will be the first time the Baton Rouge Theater has produced a summer musical since the summer of 2019.

SHREK will open June 17 and run through July 3 on our main stage.

Given recent CDC guidelines, TBR recommends guests wear masks, but masks and proof of vaccination will not be required for entry at this time. TBR’s Covid-19 guidelines are subject to change at any time. TBR will continue to perform deep cleanings between each performance with medical grade cleaning products, HEPA filters and UV lamps and wands.

Based on the Academy Award-winning DreamWorks animated film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairytale adventure, featuring all-new songs by Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie; Caroline or Change) and a heartbreaking book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life and proves there’s more to the story than meets the eye.

“Once upon a time there was a little ogre named Shrek….” And so begins the story of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a cunning donkey and a feisty princess who resists his rescue. Add in a hot-tempered villain, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy-tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand…and it’s called Shrek. Shrek presents a treasure trove of creative opportunities, including costumes, sets, puppets (there’s a fire-breathing dragon after all), and more! Irreverently fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty really is in the eye of the ogre.

SHREK is directed by Marion Mayfield, music directed by Jamie Leonard-Brubaker, choreographed by Kristi-Anne Lyons and directed by Caty Steward. Tickets for this production are $25 for students and $30 for adults and are available now at or by calling 225-924-6496.

SHREK is rated G.

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