Whats Big, Green and Coming to the Palace Theatre? Shrek!

October 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 nationwidechildrens.org/pleasure-guild-play-auditions 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 nationwidechildrens.org/pleasure-guild-play-auditions 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 Ticketmaster.com.

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 www.pleasureguild.org.

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.  

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.