‘Shrek: The Musical’ comes to Milford Second Street

In the Second Street Players production of “Shrek: The Musical,” Shrek (Steven Dow) pleads with Fiona (Candice Castro) while Lord Farquaad, center, (Josè Bernard) and two of his men (Amire Collins and Dustin McHale) look on. (Submitted photos/Sandy Soucek)

MILFORD — Find your one true love with Second Street Players this summer as they present “Shrek The Musical.

The loveable and layered big green ogre will take the stage in Milford starting July 13 for two weekendS. This fun musical comedy tells the tale of a damsel, a donkey, a dragon and forest full of fairytale creatures as they look for love and acceptance in their big bright beautiful world.

“Shrek The Musical” will be performed July 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, and 22 at The Riverfront Theater, 2 S. Walnut St., Milford. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7 p.m.; Sunday shows, 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com or by calling the box office at 800-838-3006.

For more information, visit secondstreetplayers.com.

Donkey, second from right, (Alonzo Dixon) with the help of some Blind Mice (Ashlie Workman and Keysha Martinez) gives Shrek (Steven Dow) a pep talk about Fiona (Candice Castro). The show starts July 13 in Milford.

When his swamp is over-run by fairytale refugees kicked out of the kingdom by a Lord who wants to make “Duloc First,” Shrek must set out on a quest to save his swamp and the lonely life he’s always known. Along the way, Shrek reluctantly makes friends with a talking donkey and gets drafted by the diminutive lord into saving the princess who can make him King Farquaad.

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, “Shrek The Musical” is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (“Thoroughly Modern Millie;” “Caroline, or Change”) and a book by David Lindsay-Abaire (“Fuddy Meers;” “Rabbit Hole”.)

Second Street Players has assembled a multi-generational group of performers hailing from Smyrna to Rehoboth Beach and many other surrounding towns. The cast and crew have been working for 10 weeks to create this far far away world.

Shrek The Musical is presented through arrangements with Music Theatre International.

Second Street Players is supported, in part, by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

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