June 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                   
Contact: Craig Shafer
805-928-7731, 4100
News Release
PCPA's original production of
Shrek The Musical

Based on the Oscar-winning animation film, Shrek The Musical is the Tony Award-winning adventure-filled musical playing in the Marian Theatre June 22 - 25 then June 30 through July 31 in the Solvang Festival Theater.

An unlikely hero, Shrek finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside the wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Featuring fantastic songs from Jeanine Tesori and a sidesplitting script by David Lindsay-Abaire,  Shrek The Musical brings the beloved characters you know from the film to life on their way to discovering the big bright beautiful world at the end of this fabulously fresh storybook journey. Shrek The Musical is irreverent fun for the whole family and proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre. Throw in a short tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand...and his name is Shrek.

Director Brad Carroll says PCPA will put its unique spin on this fractured fairy tale; it will be silly and funny, but at the heart of the show is finding the hero in us all. The creative team has produced uniquely original designs for scenery (Jason Bolen), costumes (Eddy L. Barrows), lights (Jennifer 'Z' Zornow), and sound (Elisabeth Weidner). The Musical Director is Callum Morris and the Production Stage Manager is Jahana Azodi*.

The cast features PCPA Resident Artists Erik Stein* as Shrek, Karin Hendricks as Princess Fiona, George Walker as Pinocchio, and Michael Jenkinson* as Lord Farquaad.
Shrek The Musical  was nominated for seven Tony Awards in 2009 (including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score, Best Orchestrations), winning the Tony for Best Costume Design. It also received 12 Drama Desk Award nominations winning Outstanding Actor in a Musical, Outstanding Set Design, and Outstanding Costume Design. Shrek also won the Grammy award for Best Musical Show Album. The London production also was nominated for Best New Musical, Best Actor, and Best Costume Design.

"PCPA’s production of Shrek The Musical is spectacular in every sense of the word... Kids, adults, it doesn’t matter your age, Shrek The Musical is some of the best fun you’re going to have at the theater this summer."

"A monster hit" "This jubilant musical will surely make you believe in the power of love and the meaning of inner beauty."

"Theatergoers need to run to the box office to buy tickets for one of the best productions ever..."
-Santa Maria Times

Just the facts ... Santa Maria

What Shrek The Musical
When June 22 - 25, 2016
Where Marian Theatre, 800 S. College Dr., Santa Maria
  GPS: 870 S. Bradley Rd., Santa Maria
Tickets $29.50 - $39.50
Discounts for seniors, students, children, and preview performances June 22 and 23
Box Office Wednesday - Sunday 12:30 - 7:00 pm
Internet www.pcpa.org
Box Office Phone: (805) 922-8313
Just the facts ... Solvang

What Shrek The Musical
When June 30 - July 31, 2016
Where Solvang Festival Theatre
  420 2nd Street., Solvang
Tickets $38.50 - $49.50
Discounts for seniors, students, children, and preview performances June 30 and July 1
Box Office Wednesday - Sunday 12:30 - 7:00 pm - (805) 922-8313
Solvang Box Office Show Days: Tuesday - Sunday, 4 - 8pm
Non-Show Days: Wednesday - Sunday, 4 - 7pm
Internet www.pcpa.org

The Glass Menagerie
By Tennessee Williams

Solvang Festival Theater

June 16 - 26, 2016




Shrek the Musical
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire

Marian Theatre

June 22 - 25, 2016


Solvang Festival Theater

Jun 30 - July 31, 2016




Sense and Sensibility
Adapted from Jane Austen
By Joe Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan

Marian Theatre

July 21 - 30, 2016


Solvang Festival Theater

August 5 - 21, 2016




In the Heights
Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes

Marian Theatre

August 11 - 20, 2016


Solvang Festival Theater

August 26 - September 11, 2016




Rotating Repertory

By Joanna McClelland Glass

Severson Theatre

September 9 - 25, 2016

Gidion's Knot
By Johnna Adams
(Adult Language/Mature Themes)

Severson Theatre

September 8 - 24, 2016

*Member, Actors' Equity Association

For over 51 years, PCPA, a professional conservatory theatre, has infused the national theatre scene with thousands of trained actors and theatrical technicians.

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