An ornery ogre gets the girl, who has more in common with him than he expected. An unsinkable, talking donkey steals scenes, and a feisty cookie helps save the day. Relive the magical story of fairytale misfits at Rochester Children's Theatre and Nazareth College Art Center's co-production of "Shrek The Musical!," which kicks off this weekend at Nazareth College Arts Center (4245 East Ave.). Based on the Oscar-winning Dreamworks film, the song-laden production tells an all-ages story about what it means to be a hero.
Performances will take place on Saturdays and Sundays, February 8-9 & 15-16, at 2 p.m. There will also be a special evening performance at 7 p.m. for Valentine's Day, Friday, February 14, and a school-break performance on Monday, February 17, at 2 p.m. The show is suggested for children ages 5 and older and their families, and runs 2 hours, plus one intermission. Audience members will be able to meet the characters after each performance. The February 16 performance will be interpreted for the deaf and hard of hearing. Tickets are $17-$20 ($14-$16 for subscribers). For more information, or to purchase tickets, call the box office at 389-2170 or visit artscenter.naz.edu.