Oil City High School to Present Shrek the Musical From March 16-18

| March 16, 2023

OIL CITY, Pa. — Oil City High School presents its 49th annual musical production, Shrek the Musical, on March 16, 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Oil City High School Auditorium.

Doors open at 7:00, and tickets may be purchased at the door.

All tickets are $8.00 for general admission.

Flowers will be available for purchase each night for your favorite cast, crew, or orchestra member.

Shrek the Musical is a one-of-a-kind, hilarious fairy tale in which curses are reversed, monsters get the girls, donkeys and dragons to find love, and princesses are beautiful in all shapes and sizes.

Grumpy, gruff, green ogre Shrek (Spencer Greene) lives alone in his swamp. The world is fearful and mocking of him, and he is more than happy to leave the world to itself, in turn. Suddenly, his hermit existence is thrown open, when a group of homeless fairy tale characters — Pinocchio (Olivia Vorse), the Gingerbread Man (Jazz Buzard), the Three Little Pigs (Kayla Fagley, Lillie Scalise, Mackenzie Canaan), and more — burst upon his swamp, seeking refuge from the persecution of the cruel, vertically challenged Lord Farquaad (Matthew Myers).

Shrek seeks out Farquaad, who offers him a deal: if Shrek rescues the Princess Fiona (Hannah Krug)(whom Farquaad wishes to marry for her crown), then Farquaad will ensure the return of Shrek’s swamp by returning the fairy tale creatures to their homes.

In a desperate attempt to regain his swamp’s hermetic piece, Shrek enters the world for the first time in his life. He travels to Princess Fiona’s prison, rescues her from a fire-breathing dragon (Liberty Rickenbach), and then—scariest of all—is forced to get to know the princess as he tries to bring her back to evil Farquaad To the determinedly unsocial ogre’s dismay, Fiona is very different from what he expected a princess to be.

She may even provoke Shrek’s most novel experience yet: Love. With dazzling sets, whimsical puppetry, high energy dance numbers, and laughs by the minute, Shrek the Musical transforms the contemporary children’s book and popular animated feature film into a stage musical that is sure to entertain and make audiences believers in happy endings for all.

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