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Reading Civic Theatre’s ‘Shrek’ captivates young fans

By Cheryl Thornburg cthornburg@21st-centurymedia.com |

Reading Civic Theatre’s ‘Shrek’ captivates young fans

The best part of Reading Civic Theatre’s production of “Shrek the Musical” was watching all the youngsters in the audience react to the magical characters on stage. Their laughter at Donkey and Shrek’s antics was infectious. The show finished i...

By Cheryl Thornburg cthornburg@21st-centurymedia.com |

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