Friday, 02 August 2013 07:37

The BARC Youth Theatre Company Presents ‘Shrek The Musical’

By Staff Report | Entertainment

BALLSTON SPA — The Ballston Area Recreation Commission (BARC) Youth Theatre Company presents its 2013 musical production, “Shrek The Musical” directed by Michael Gatzendorfer.

The production of six shows opens Friday, August 9 at 7 p.m., with five additional performances on August 10 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., August 16 at 7 p.m., and August 17 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Performances will be at the Ballston Spa High School’s auditorium. Tickets range from $5-$8. The production features on stage and behind the scenes efforts of more than 50 very talented young performers, ages 8 to 18. The performance is also accompanied by a live pit orchestra directed by Alex DiCicio.

“Shrek The Musical” is based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film Shrek that started it all. The show brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to life on stage.The story takes place in a faraway kingdom that is turned upside down when an unseemly ogre shows up to rescue a fairy princess.  Shrek evades the town villain with his best friend, a talkative donkey, and a band of fairy tale misfits to save the day…and the princess. The production has a score of 19 songs, big laughs, great dancing, colorful costumes and amazing scenery.

The BARC Youth Theatre Company was founded in 2002 with the mission to enrich the lives of youth through participation in dance, music, visual arts, and theatre productions. The BARC Youth Theatre Company works to facilitate youth’s development of life skills such as problem-solving, decision making and team work and to offer high quality theatrical productions to the community.  With 10 productions since its inception, the BARC Youth Theater continues to bring the excitement and magic of live theatre to young people and their families. Previous productions include “Bye, Bye Birdie”, “State Fair”, “The Music Man” and “The Wiz”, in addition to many others.  For more information go to

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