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SALT Performing Arts presents Shrek Jr. from Feb. 16 to 25


By From Judy Elliott

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

SALT Performing Arts presents Shrek Jr., February 16th to 25th. Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek 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.

Shrek Jr. is the second youth Mainstage production produced by SALT Performing Arts and the first professional all-youth production whereby the performers are all paid. Over 100 talented young performers auditioned for the 25 slots. The cast is made up of both SALT veterans and newbies; all young actors from Chester Springs and the surrounding suburbs of Chester County.

Directed by Chelsea Barnett, Shrek Jr. runs approximately 75 minutes with an intermission. Concessions are available for purchase in the lobby from Cookies by Design before the show and during intermission. Reserved seating is offered. Children ages 2 and under who can sit on your lap are free. Adults are $17 and Children ages 12 and under are $15. On our Friday evening and Saturday morning performances, patrons have the option to purchase a delicious Chick-fil-A boxed meal with your ticket (Adults are $24 with the meal and Children are $20 with the meal). Handicap seating is also available. Tickets can be purchased at: http://www.saltpa.com/shrek-jr. Please note: all ticket sales are final.

“I couldn’t be more excited for this production of Shrek Jr.,” comments Lauren McComas, SALT Artistic Director and President. “Our cast is made up of some of the most talented and energetic kids around. They’ve pushed themselves to get each scene, dance, and joke just right resulting in a production that is both hilarious and heartwarming. Our beautiful and whimsical costumes combined with our fantastical set ensure a completely visual delight, as well.”

Production Staff: Chelsea Barnett, director/choreographer; Brigitte Rottman, music director; Brad Deleone, assistant director; Genevieve Kull, stage manager; Kathy deVries, costume designer; Tom deVries, set designer; Lauren McComas, producer.

The mission of SALT Performing Arts is to provide live community theatre productions, summer/year long theatre camps for kids, dinner theatre and more. With excellence as the standard, SALT, a non-profit organization, believes that the “community” is paramount in community theatre and strives to foster an all-inclusive atmosphere that promotes a positive, uplifting experience to each individual. SALT involves people of all ages from all walks of life. If you are interested in learning more about SALT Performing Arts, making a donation, or being a sponsor please email us at info@saltpa.com.

SALT Performing Arts, Chester Springs, PA 19425 is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes with a non-profit 501(c)(3) status. For more information or to request interviews, contact Judy Elliott (jelliott@saltpa.com) or visit our website (saltpa.com).