After a month of spooky scary takes, Historic Folsom’s Sutter Street Theatre is starting off the month of November with a production that is sure to be great family fun for audiences of all ages. It’s a downsized version of a popular take about a full sized character in Shrek the Musical Jr.
Shrek the Musical Jr. opens this Sunday, Nov. 4 at Sutter Street Theatre. The show is based on the book and the lyrics by David Lindsay Abaire and the music of Jeanine Teson. The local production is being directed by Mark Cornfield. Musical direction is overseen by Connie Mockenhaupt with Choreography by Dian Hoel.
“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…” the story begins. From there begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty Princess who resists her rescue.
Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand… and his name is Shrek.
Following Sunday’s opener at 1:00 p.m., Shrek the Musical Jr. will run through Nov. 27. Shows will take the stage each Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. There will be a special Friday night show on Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Note that there will no show on Saturday, Nov. 11 due to a special event.
Sutter Street Theatre is located in the heart of Folsom’s Historic District at 717 Sutter Street. Taking in a show can become part of a great outing to the Historic Distrcit where you can shop, dine, enjoy a dessert as a family and more. Reservations at www.SutterStreetTheatre.com or call (916) 353-1001.
In the photo: Jasper Mills-Trunnell, Carter Espinosa and Seba Yoke are among the cast of Shrek the Musical Jr. at Sutter Street Theatre Nov. 4 through Nov. 27. Photo by Allen Schmeltz.