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Feb, 2017

Uni to let its “Freak Flag” fly with “Shrek the Musical” opening April 19

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[Posted Feb. 5, 2017] Nasty will be nice and West Los Angeles will be “ogre-the- moon” when Uni Theater Arts troupe presents its production of “Shrek The Musical” beginning April 19th, 2017.

The family-friendly musical comedy follows the adventures of an ogre named Shrek who sets off on a quest to save Princess Fiona from a dragon. However, it turns out that in order to ultimately succeed, Shrek must battle an even bigger obstacle: learning how to believe in himself and open his heart to others.

Setting off with his faithful companion, Donkey, Shrek begins the journey of a lifetime filled with adventure, romance, and hilarity.

With music by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, “Shrek The Musical” is based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and the book Shrek by William Steig. The original Broadway production, starring Brian d’Arcy James as Shrek and Sutton Foster as Fiona, ran for twelve months and received a total of twelve Drama Desk Awards and eight Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical.

Uni’s production is presented under the direction of Director of Theater Arts Ronnie Sperling for four performances only, at the newly-remodeled Stivelman Theater on campus:

[1] April 19: 3:30 p.m. ~ Student Preview Performance
[2] April 20: 7:00 p.m. ~ Opening Night
[3] April 21: 7:00 p.m. ~ Friday Night Showcase
[4] April 22: 2:00 p.m. ~ Closing Matinee

Tickets for the April 19 show are priced at $5, with an early-purchase price of just $3 through April 6.

Tickets for the April 20-21-22 shows are available at $10 each, with VIP/First Row seats priced at $15 each. Student tickets for these shows are $5.

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Tickets may be purchased online here beginning February 13, at the Uni Student Store anytime prior to the show date or at the Stivelman Theater box office on the day of each show. The Stivelman Theater entrance is on Texas Avenue, mid-block between Westgate and Barrington Avenues. Ample street parking is available, with school lots on Barrington Avenue and Westgate Avenue both available as well.

“Shrek The Musical” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). The Uni Theater Arts program is supported by UCLA’s Beyond the Bell.

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