Shrek The Musical is sweeping onto the EPAC stage

December 3 - 19

Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in this fairytale with a twist.

Based on the 2001 DreamWorks hit, Shrek The Musical has charmed its way into the hearts of children and adults alike. Adapted from William Steig's 1990 book Shrek!, this fairytale-with-a-twist features an exciting original score to enchant even the most surly of princes and princesses (and ogres, for that matter). Ephrata Performing Arts Center will perform this fun-loving fable at EPAC’s Sharadin Bigler Theatre. The production opens on December 3, 2015, and runs through December 19, 2015.

When the ogre Shrek finds his home overrun by exiled fairytale creatures, he sets out to set things straight with the fickle Lord Farquaad. But to reclaim his privacy, Shrek must first rescue the Princess Fiona, who has a rather large secret of her own. Determined to reclaim the solitude of his swamp, the disgruntled giant embarks on a journey and crosses paths with characters that give the Brothers Grimm a run for their money.

Led by Artistic Director Edward R. Fernandez, this fractured fairytale will cast a spell on any fan of the original DreamWorks flick. With song and dance from your favorite fictional characters, Shrek will turn even the most vexed of viewers into a believer.

Reserve your tickets today!

EPAC would like to thank our wonderful sponsors who made this show possible.
Shrek The Musical is sponsored by:

EPAC's Individual Performance Sponsors are Green Mountain Cyclery Inc., and the Farrington Family, Ken and Louise Hess, and Karey Getz.

EPAC's Special Production Sponsor
Gale Zorian and Jim Hagelgans
Hagelgans & Veronis

EPAC's Opening Night Sponsor is Member's 1st Federal Credit Union.

EPAC's Opening night party sponsor is The Hill.

EPAC's 2015 season sponsor is 12:34 MicroTechnologies.

EPAC's 2015 season media sponsor is Blue Ridge Communications.

Coming Soon

December 3 at 7:30 PM
December 4 at 8 PM
December 5 at 2 PM and 8 PM
December 10 at 7:30 PM
December 11 at 8 PM
December 12 at 2 PM and 8 PM
December 16 at 7:30 PM
December 17 at 7:30 PM
December 18 at 8 PM
December 19 at 2 PM and 8 PM
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Hats Off to EPAC - Dec 6

Put on your hats and get ready to experience a traditional English high tea while enjoying musical entertainment by Ephrata Performing Arts Center artists. A tribute by board member Jennifer Farrington and an EPAC benefit, Hats Off to EPAC will be hosted by Sugar Arts at Doneckers on Sunday, December 6, with festivities beginning at 2 p.m.

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