Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

August 2, 2013

'Shrek' the musical coming to Fairfield


The Daily Iowegian

---- — Way Off Broadway, Iowa’s only professional musical theatre company and the residential company at the Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts, is delighted to announce that Shrek has hit the box office. Tickets can be bought at the Stephen Sondheim Center in Fairfield.

This enchanting tale, based off the 2001 DreamWorks movie of the same name and the 1990 book “Shrek!” by William Steig follows the adventures of our favorite giant green swamp dweller, Shrek, and his talking donkey companion (aptly named Donkey) as they travel through fairytale kingdoms, castles, and country sides to rescue Princess Fiona and learn important lessons along the way.

With featured appearances from Pinocchio, the Sugar Plum Fairy, Wicked Witches, Dancing Rats, the Three Blind Mice, the Gingerbread Man, many Princesses and featuring a star filled child ensemble of local Fairfield talent, Shrek the Musical is fun for the whole family.

To further entice audiences, local favorite back after his winning role as John in “Miss Saigon” and the Top Tenor of Plaid Tidings, Chaz Williams Ali will fill the stinky yet inspiring boots of the title character. Jonathan Christopher, the MC from Way Off Broadway’s production of Cabaret this last spring and the beloved Bass of the Plaid Tidings quartet will return to play Shrek’s eternal sidekick, Donkey. What’s more, Miss Saigon’s astounding leading lady, award winning actress Nicole Santiago-Borredo is back by popular demand and will lead this enormous cast as the self-sufficient leading lady Princess Fiona!

With music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, “Shrek” is sure to have you laughing beginning to end. Special guest choreographer, Sidney Erik Wright will join forces with director Randal K. West and music director Chaz Williams Ali to spawn this stellar show! Performances will run Aug. 9-18 with 7:30 p.m. shows Fridays and Saturdays, and a 2 p.m. matinee each Sunday, per usual. Everybody’s Thursday, which features special pricing, will take the 7:30 p.m. time slot on Aug. 15. Tickets can be purchased at www.wobroadway.com or by calling (641) 472-2000.