RCT presents "Shrek The Musical"

- Rochester Children's Theatre will wrap up its stage production of "Shrek The Musical" with performances Friday through Monday, February 17.

RCT Artistic Director Danny Hoskins, who plays Shrek, and Mary Tiballi Hoffman, who plays Fiona, discussed the show Friday on News 8 at Sunrise.

"Shrek The Musical" is based upon the Oscar-winning film.  It turns the traditional fairy romance on its ear, with the ogre getting the beautiful girl.  Hoskins said it's the most ambitious production undertaken by the RCT, with a cast of 25 actors and numerous special effects, puppetry and prosthetic make-up effects.

The musical is appropriate for audiences of all ages.  The goal of RCT is to introduce children to the theatre, and create a memorable experience that brings them back time and again.  Hoskins hopes children can learn about the different themes of the story and have it stimulate conversation with parents and friends.

Remaining performances at the Nazareth College Arts Center include:

Friday, February 14 at 7pm
Saturday, February 15 at 2pm
Sunday, February 16 at 2pm
Monday, February 17 at 2pm

Tickets are available at the theatre box office and by calling (585) 389-2170 or, click here.

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