WASHOUGAL — Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in “Shrek The Musical Jr.,” based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical.
It’s a “big bright beautiful world” as everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, “Shrek Jr.” is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.
Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek. One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he’s handed a task – if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn’t be complete without a few twists and turns along the way.
Performances will be Feb. 24 – March 5, at Washburn Performing Arts Center at Washougal High School, 1201 39th S., in Washougal. There will be 7 p.m. shows on Fri., Feb. 24, Fri., Feb. 26, and Sat., Feb. 25; and 2 p.m. shows on Sun., Feb. 26, Sat., March 4, and Sun., March 5. There will also be school-day performances on Wed., March 1, at 9:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
Tickets are on sale now at journeytheater.org or by calling (360) 750-8550. Pre-sale adult tickets are $14. Youth and senior tickets are $10. Groups of 10 or more are $9.
The “family day” performance is Sat., Feb. 25, at 7 p.m., with all tickets $10 in advance. Tickets for all performances will be $4 more at the door. School-day pre-performance prices are: Groups (10 to 99) – $6, groups (100 or more) – $5 with one free ticket with each 15 purchased. School-day tickets at the door are $8.