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ULM School of VAPA presents Shrek the Musical, Mar. 21-24

Published March 12, 2024


WHAT:Shrek the Musical  

WHERE: Brown Auditorium, 4001 Desiard St., Monroe 

WHEN: Mar. 21, 22, 23 at 7:00 p.m.; Mar. 24 at 2:00 p.m.  

TICKETS: GA $20, ULM Faculty & Staff $15, ULM Students Free with ID; available at the door

MONROE, LA - Shrek the Musical is coming to the University of Louisiana Monroe on March 21-24, thanks to talented actors in the School of Visual and Performing Arts. Shrek the Musical can be seen at Brown Auditorium March 21-23 at 7:00 pm and March 24 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $20 for General Admission, $15 for Faculty/Staff, and are free for students with an ID and are available at the door. (Please note that while tickets show as “sold out” on Eventbrite.com, there will be plenty of tickets available at the door for each performance.) 

Based on the beloved Dreamworks movie, Shrek the Musical is a hilarious theatrical romp that turns classic fairytales on their head, proving that puppets can be sassy, princesses can be gassy, and ogres can be heroes. 

“This cast is fabulous—you do not want to miss this show,” said Justin Havard, director of Shrek the Musical. “Come for the jokes, stay for the fantastic music and heartwarming story!” 

Shrek the Musical follows the journey of Shrek after his two ogre parents send him out of their house and into the world to make his living. They warn him that because of his looks, he will be shunned by the world, and an angry mob will be the last thing he will see before he dies. Some years later, an embittered, grown-up Shrek is living contentedly alone in a swamp. 

However, his solitude is disrupted when a refugee caravan of fairytale creatures shows up on his property. Although hesitant, Shrek decides to travel to see Farquaad and try to regain his swamp, along with getting the Fairytale Creatures their homes back, with much encouragement from Pinocchio and the gang. 

Along the way, Shrek rescues a talkative Donkey from some of Farquaad's guards. In return for rescuing him, and offering his friendship, Donkey insists on tagging along to show Shrek the way to Duloc, to which he reluctantly agrees. 

The School of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Louisiana Monroe aims to provide students with the highest level of arts education, research and educational opportunities to majors and minors. VAPA aims to offer curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular opportunities to students enrolled at ULM, as well as provide cultural activities, special events and performances for university, local and area communities. The School of Visual and Performing Arts aims to serve as an expert resource to school arts programs throughout the region. VAPA at ULM offers degrees in various disciplines in art and music as well as experiences in dance and theatre.