Nasty will be nice and Georgetown will be ogre-the-moon when Sussex Academy students present their production of “Shrek The Musical Jr.” at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, March 9 and 10. The family-friendly musical comedy follows the adventures of an ogre named Shrek who sets off on a quest to save a princess from a dragon. However, it turns out that in order to ultimately succeed, Shrek must battle an even bigger obstacle: learning how to believe in himself and open his heart to others.
Shrek has learned the hard way that people hate the things they cannot understand. For many years he has protected himself from the hurtful actions of those who are scared of him by living as a recluse in a cozy cesspit. One day, his peaceful swamp is disturbed by new tenants: fairytale misfits including Pinocchio, the Ugly Duckling, the Wicked Witch, Peter Pan, the Three Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf have been banished there by the villainous Lord Farquaad. In order to gain back his land, Shrek makes a deal with Farquaad to rescue the feisty princess Fiona from a tower guarded by a fierce dragon. Setting off with his faithful companion, Donkey, Shrek begins the journey of a lifetime filled with adventure, romance and hilarity.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and may be purchased at the door. Sussex Academy is at 21150 Airport Road, Georgetown. For more information, email email@example.com.