‘Shrek: The Musical’ Nov. 19 in Niceville

Special to the News Bulletin
Published: Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 10:00 AM.

NICEVILLE — Part romance, part twisted fairy tale, and all irreverent fun for everyone, “Shrek: The Musical” runs 7:30 p.m. at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. The national touring Broadway show brings characters from the Oscar-winning DreamWorks animated film to the stage in a family-friendly production.

Noted by critics as “good-hearted and warped just enough,” this 2009 musical comedy tells the tale of Shrek, a swamp-dwelling ogre, who goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim his swamp’s deed. Along the way, a wisecracking donkey who soon becomes his best friend joins the unlikely hero. He also fights a fearsome dragon, rescues the feisty princess Fiona and learns that real friendship and true love aren't only found in fairy tales.

Tickets cost $45 each and are available from the box office by phone, online or in-person. Contact 729-6000 or visit www.mattiekellyartscenter.org

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