Be sure to Shrek out this play

By ERIK MEDINA

CYT Tucson will be bringing the Tony award-winning performance “Shrek the Musical” to the stage at Proscenium theater at Pima Community College Center for the Arts. 

The show will run from Oct. 26 to Oct. 28. 

Tickets cost $15 if purchased online at least one hour before curtain; $17 at the door; and $13 per person if bought as a group of at least 12. All ticketing information can be found on the CYT website (see FYI box). 

CYT Tucson is a non-profit youth theater based in Southern Arizona. The theater is a two-time winner of the Arizona Daily Star’s Reader’s Choice Award for Best Youth Theater. 

Since 2005, the volunteers at CYT Tucson have put on over 50 productions.

Auditions were held, and any student ages 8 to 18 could audition. 

Fifty-plus students were cast for the production. 

There will be two casts of students performing over four showtimes, cast members will also come outside after each performance to meet the audience. 

 Lead cast members from “Shrek The Musical” will be available for a meet and greet before the Saturday matinee. Up to 25 guests are encouraged to come dressed as a characters from “Shrek” and participate in show-themed activities. 

 It’s also an opportunity for cast members to network with the public, and it will allow CYT Tucson to fundraise for upcoming productions through raffles.

The meet and greet will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the theater. 

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