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?
• 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 Ticketmaster.com or at the CAPA Ticket Office. For more information about Pleasure Guild or Shrek or to purchase tickets, please visit www.pleasureguild.org 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.