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Schaumburg On Stage will be the first theater group in the Northwest suburbs to perform the recent Broadway hit "Shrek the Musical" -- next Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9 and 10, at Schaumburg High School.
Schaumburg On Stage is a long established troupe of young performers -- 7 to 21 years old -- run by Carol Lynch and her daughter, Kerrie Noah.
This summer's production features more than 80 performers guided by musical directors Rosemarie Aiello and John Hacker and director-choreographers Jenna Avers, Colleen Lynch and Danielle Zyrkowski.
Show times will be at 1 and 7 p.m. both days in the auditorium of the school at 1100 W. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg.
All seats are $14 and may be purchased online at ShowTix4U.com or by phone at (866) 967-8167. For general information or details on an organized group rate, call Schaumburg On Stage at (847) 345-0092.