Shrek The Ogre Is Coming To Town

A green ogre is coming to Mission in January.

“Shrek: The Musical,” based on the Oscar Winning Dreamworks film, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to life Jan. 17-26 at Barn Players Theatre.

This production will be performed by Barn Junior. It’s a play presented by youth for youth.

The show is filled with fun, music, dancing and loveable characters – all performed by the Barn Junior middle school and high school students.  The musical is part romance, part fairy tale and total enjoyment for the entire family.

Shrek leaves his home to rescue the Princess Fiona, who has been placed under a curse. Throw in a bad guy with a short temper, a gingerbread cookie, a dozen fairy tale misfits and a big loveable character and you’ve got a fantastic stage show.

The Barn Junior production is directed by Jason Coats, musical direction by Preston Fry with music by Jeanine Tesori.  Featured are: Adam Segura (Shrek), Veronica Wood (Princess Fiona), T. J. Wyatt, Alex Leondedis, Lakin Allen, Amy Meiring, Max Pinson, Eric Morgan, Aryn Christian, Kate Danciger, Nataline Dixon, Mia Smith, Caroline Blubaugh, Renna Burt, Alyssa Hoedl, Zoe Krowas, Teyson Gates-Smith, Maggie Mulligan, Abigail Cottingham, Kelsey Hassig, Paige Padgett, Gavin Hoedl, Margaret Veglahn, Margo Roberts and Claire Segura.  Playing the fairytale characters are:  Aurelia Power, Eddie Leopold, Eli Hoedl, Julia Percy, Mazey Helm, Prairie Cottrell, Seneca Sims, Shantha Burt and Talie Scholz.

It is rated “PG” for all audiences. The Barn Players is located at 6219 Martway in Mission, Kan. “Shrek: The Musical” runs January 17-26, 2014. Shows are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased by calling 800-838-3066, by going to the theatre website:, or at the box office the date of the performance.

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