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'Shrek the Musical' coming to Fox Valley Park District

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  • Fox Valley Park District's Winter Stage production of "Shrek the Musical" opens Jan. 10 at the Prisco Center in Aurora.

    Fox Valley Park District's Winter Stage production of "Shrek the Musical" opens Jan. 10 at the Prisco Center in Aurora.

By Jeff long
Fox Valley Park District

"Shrek the Musical," Fox Valley Park District's Winter Stage production, steps into the spotlight Jan. 10, 11 and 12 at the Prisco Community Center, 150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora.

Show times are 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12. Tickets are $8 and may be purchased online at or in person at the Prisco Center.

Based on the Oscar-winning film, "Shrek the Musical" is the story of an unseemly ogre -- not a handsome prince -- who shows up to rescue a feisty princess in a faraway kingdom. The cast includes a chattering donkey, a short-tempered villain, a cookie with an attitude and a bunch of other fairy tale misfits.

Shrek ultimately rises to the occasion and plays the hero role.

The 50-member cast includes both children and adults. Performers include:

From Aurora: Sandra Baskin, Emily Branning, Emily Castellano, Megan Castellano, Sarah Castellano, Jenna Delmar, David Dobes, Rachel Dobes, Taylor Dobes, Samantha Eliceche, Allison Elkins, Jake Elkins, Max Gonyea, Fabian Guerrero, Yair Guerrero, Yaretzi Guerrero, Kylee Gurbal, Micah Hett, Morgan Jones, Jennifer Jones, Dan Keller, Jeff Kett, Koby Kett, Tressa Kett, Elli Kettley, Leslie Lazaro, Hannah Lesnik, Molly Lester, Dajah Miller, Antonio Mora, Peyton Owen, Maggie Owen, Annaliese Ruhs, Sophia Saenz, Amelia Sondgeroth, Lexi Vick, Tessa Wallace, Isabella Yarbrough and Jake Ziman.

From Naperville: Elisabeth Coster.

From North Aurora: Jillian Bantz, Laura Cuthbertson, Ann Marie Decker and Hannah Decker.

From Montgomery: Caden Felker.

From Oswego: Alexander Peters, Allyson Peters and Genevieve Peters.

From Sugar Grove: Aurora Weed.

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