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What’s Big, Green and Coming to the Palace Theatre? Shrek!

Audition registration runs now – December 16

Columbus, OH - 10/14/2013

To raise funds for central Ohio’s only pediatric hospice and palliative care program, Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital will present Shrek the Musical March 7-9, 2014 at Columbus' historic Palace Theatre, 34 West Broad Street. The annual, family-friendly, Broadway-quality production benefits children for whom a cure is beyond reach.

Pleasure Guild is inviting all actors ages 8 and up to audition. Auditions will be held January 4-6, 2014, although all actors must register in advance and by December 16, 2013. Walk-in auditions will not be accepted. Visit to register.

With more than 20 years of performances at the Palace Theatre, Shrek is Pleasure Guild’s 57th production. The annual play is Pleasure Guild’s feature fund-raising event. Pleasure Guild members presented a check totaling $325,518.30 to the hospital in 2013. Since the organization’s inception, Pleasure Guild has contributed more than $4 million to the hospital.

“Pleasure Guild is proud to support Nationwide Children’s Hospital and to serve families in their greatest time of need,” said Julie Zogbaum, president of Pleasure Guild. “We are thrilled to announce Shrek as this year’s play and lead fundraiser. Every ticket sold makes a difference.”

2014 Audition Dates and Times:
9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, January 4, 2014: Teens and adults
9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday, January 5, 2014: Children, teens and adults
6 p.m., Monday, January 6, 2014: Callbacks

Visit to register by December 16. Walk-in auditions will not be accepted.

Shrek is a great opportunity for young and experienced actors to perform at the historic Palace Theatre. Past cast members have enjoyed the chance to be part of a professionally-directed play and work with an amazing cast.

Tickets go on sale beginning December 1, 2013 at the CAPA Ticket Office or

Performance Schedule:
•    Friday, March 7, 2014 at 7 p.m.
•    Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 2 p.m.
•    Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 7 p.m.
•    Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 2 p.m.

For more information about Pleasure Guild or to make a donation to support Hospice and Palliative Care, please visit

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.  

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