Desert Stages Theatre Presents \"Shrek The Musical\" Now through May 10



Step inside Desert Stages Theatre and discover the magical world of "Shrek the Musical!" Shrek the ogre happily lives a life of solitude in his swamp- that is until Lord Farquaad banishes all fairytale creatures from the Kingdom of Dulac and they show up on his doorstep! Shrek and his new sidekick Donkey travel to Duloc to confront Lord Farquaad himself to regain privacy at his swamp. Lord Farquaad agrees to clear Shrek's swamp on one condition-Shrek must rescue the lovely Princess Fiona from a dragon guarded tower and return her to Duloc for Lord Farquaad to marry. So begins the adventure that teaches Shrek about friendship, embracing what makes him special and of course, true love. If you enjoyed the film "Shrek," you'll love the whimsical characters brought to life on stage.

Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre is an award-winning, non-profit performing arts theater that offers high-quality entertainment to suit a variety of ages and musical tastes and also provides theatrical training and a creative platform that nurtures each stage of an actor's development.

Desert Stages Theatre began in 1995 as a community youth theatre in a Scottsdale strip mall at Granite Reef Road and McDonald Drive. Founded by husband and wife team Gerry and Laurie Cullity and Gerry's mother Joan Thompson, Desert Stages outgrew its humble beginnings and the original theater in Scottsdale and in May 2004 moved to the beautiful 6500 square foot free-standing art-deco building at the corner of Scottsdale Road and Highland Avenue in downtown Scottsdale . This setting allows Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre to offer entertainment choices on two separate stages, as well as operate its Academy of Theatrical Arts year-round.

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. at tickets are $22 to $25 per person. Desert Stages Theatre is located at 4720 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale.

Visit www.desertstages.org or call (480) 483-1664 for tickets.

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