I remember growing up in New York, and my parents taking my sister and I to New York City many times to see musicals. It was so thrilling and exciting. I also remember fondly, some of the shows at my schools and at the local JCC. I am excited to expose my children to the same thing here in Northern Virginia, and I think I found a fun musical that they will love right here at the J.
This Thursday, August 11, my family is looking forward to seeing Camp Omanoot’s performance of Shrek the Musical Jr.!
At Camp Omanoot, the young performers get to experience being in a theatrical production, focusing on individual and group creativity while working collaboratively as a team. The campers worked hard on learning and rehearsing for a show, they experienced the rehearsal process, and learned songs, dances, and scenes, which they will perform on Thursday night.
So, what is Shrek the Musical Jr. about and why should your family see it? For children of ALL ages, Shrek the Musical, Jr. is based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film, Shrek. All the beloved characters you know … Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, Gingy and more, will come to life on stage, singing and dancing their way into your hearts! They will prove that there is more to the story than meets the ‘ears.’ As the curtain rises, you’ll be transported to the land of Duloc, where the green ogre Shrek finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wise-cracking donkey, a feisty princess, a ‘short’-tempered bad-guy (Lord Farquaad), a cookie with an attitude, and dozens of misfit fairytale characters. When Shrek sets off with a wise-cracking donkey to confront Lord Farquaad, he’s handed a task — if he rescues feisty Princess Fiona from the Dragon-guarded tower, his swamp will be returned to him. But, a fairy tale wouldn’t be complete without unexpected twists and turns along the way. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek the Musical Jr. is an irreverently fun show for the whole family.
At 5:30pm, everyone can bring their own dinner, and at 6:30 pm, the show begins. Tickets are $5/nonmember and $3/J member. We hope to see you there! Click here to download the registration form.