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Ticket Sales Kick Off for "Shrek" the Musical

Proceeds from annual Pleasure Guild play benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Columbus, OH - 12/2/2013

Make way for Ogre-sized family fun! Ticket sales kick off today, Monday, Dec. 2 for “Shrek” presented by Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, with performances scheduled for March 7-9, 2014 at the historic Palace Theatre in Columbus. The annual family friendly, Broadway-quality production benefits the Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care program at Nationwide Children’s.

Set in a mythical “once upon a time” sort of land, Shrek the Musical is the story of a hulking green ogre who, after being mocked and feared his entire life by anything that crosses his path, retreats to an ugly green swamp to exist in happy isolation. Suddenly, a gang of homeless fairy-tale characters (Pinocchio, Cinderella, the Three Pigs, you name it) raid his sanctuary, saying they’ve been evicted by the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad. So Shrek strikes a deal: I’ll get your homes back, if you give me my home back! But when Shrek and Farquaad meet, the Lord strikes a deal of his own: He’ll give the fairy-tale characters their homes back, if Shrek rescues Princess Fiona. Shrek obliges, yet finds something appealing–something strange and different–about this pretty princess. He likes her. A lot. But why does she always run off when the sun sets?

Performance Schedule:

•    Friday, March 7 at 7 p.m.
•    Saturday, March 8 at 2 p.m.
•    Saturday, March 8 at 7 p.m.
•    Sunday, March 9 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are available at or at the CAPA Ticket Office. For more information about Pleasure Guild or Shrek or to purchase tickets, please visit or call CAPA at 614-469-0939.

About Pleasure Guild
Pleasure Guild is the oldest woman’s auxiliary of Nationwide Children's Hospital, dating back to 1908. The organization is dedicated to raising funds, more than $200,000 annually, for central Ohio’s only pediatric hospice and palliative care program.

Elizabeth Stelzer
(614) 315-8769

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