Playmakers of Baton Rouge announces its Summer Musical

Shrek the Musical TYA


Playmakers of Baton Rouge announces its summer musical, Shrek the Musical TYA from June 5 – 14, 2015 at the LSU Reilly Theatre.


Everyone’s favorite upside-down fairytale comes to the Reilly Theatre when Playmakers of Baton Rouge presents Shrek the Musical TYA, a song-and dance-filled stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning DreamWorks™ animated film.


For their 32nd season, Playmakers of Baton Rouge re-creates the fantasy Kingdom of Far Far Away—with many hilarious, irreverent twists. Instead of a knight riding a noble steed, the hero is Shrek, a swamp-dwelling ogre teamed up with a chatterbox donkey. And the princess? She’s the slightly temperamental Fiona. After Shrek rescues Fiona from a dragon-guarded tower, the two fall in love before she reveals there’s more to her than meets the eye. Other fairytale misfits add surprises: from a Gingerbread Man with an attitude to Three Blind Mice channeling their inner Dreamgirls.


Show dates are:

  • Friday, June 5 at 7pm
  • Saturday, June 6 at 11am and 2:30pm
  • Sunday, June 7 at 2:30pm
  • Saturday, June 13 at 11am and 2:30pm
  • Sunday, June 14 at 2:30pm


Tickets are $20 for Adults and $15 for Children (ages 2 – 11) and can be purchased at For more information, contact Artistic Director Anthony McMurray at or (225) 578-6996.



About Playmakers

Founded in 1982, Playmakers of Baton Rouge, Inc. is Louisiana’s only professional theatre dedicated to bringing quality live theatrical productions to young audiences across the state.  Playmakers of Baton Rouge, Inc.’s mission is to provide entertaining educational experiences for young audiences through quality professional theatre.


Playmakers of Baton Rouge is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, and the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. It also receives funding from the Community Fund for the Arts.


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