Farmington Hills Youth Theatre presents ‘Shrek the Musical’

More than 150 local youth will tell the story of an ogre named “Shrek” in the Farmington Hills Youth Theatre’s fall production, on stage November 15-18 at the Costick Center in Farmington Hills.

“Shrek the Musical” features an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero…and his name is Shrek.

The cast includes young actors from Farmington, Farmington Hills, and surrounding communities. Sylvie Morton, 12, said in a press release, “I’m lucky that I get to work with such a wonderful group of really nice, friendly people.”

Her mother, Molly Morton, said Sylvie loves the music and the message. “This musical is so empowering for kids who feel a little different sometimes – and who doesn’t?”

Performances of SHREK are on Thursday, Nov. 15 and Friday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Tickets are available online at https://recreg.fhgov.com, at the Costick Center at 28600 W. 11 Mile Rd., or by calling 248-473-1848.