Friday, April 1, 2011

Kids’ Night on Broadway at Shrek the Musical

Join us for a special Kids Night with Maranda from WOOD TV 8

With the purchase of a full-priced adult ticket, a child, up to 18 years of age can see the show for free!

Kids’ Night comes to DeVos Performance Hall Wednesday, June 22 at 7:30pm for Shrek The Musical. With the purchase of a full-priced adult ticket, a child, up to 18 years of age can see the show for free! In addition to seeing a Broadway show for free, Kids’ Night guests will be treated to a host of activities with Maranda from WOOD TV 8 including story reading by one of the fairy tale creatures from the show from 6-7:30pm and many other great free activities.

Kids’ Night tickets are now on sale at or charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000.

About Shrek The Musical — DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions, Ltd. are pleased to announce that SHREK THE MUSICAL with book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori, directed by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford, will play DeVos Performance Hall, for one week only, June 21-26, 2011.

SHREK THE MUSICAL is affordably priced from $34.50 and will perform 8 shows at DeVos Performance Hall from June 21-26, 2011. The performance schedule is Tuesday-Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday at 8:00pm, Saturday at 2:00pm & 8:00pm, and Sunday at 1:00pm & 6:30pm. Tickets are available at the DeVos Place and Van Andel Arena box offices, all Ticketmaster locations, or charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000. Groups of 10 or more save 10%! Groups of 10 or more e-mail or call 616.742.6185. Group offer expires June 14, 2011.

SHREK THE MUSICAL tells the story of a swamp-dwelling ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim the deed to his land. Joined by a wise-cracking donkey, this unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon, rescues a feisty princess and learns that real friendship and true love aren’t only found in fairy tales.

SHREK THE MUSICAL features a book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize® winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole), music by Olivier Award-winner Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Caroline, or Change), and is directed by Tony Award® nominee Jason Moore (Avenue Q) and Tony and Emmy Award-winner Rob Ashford (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Promises Promises). SHREK THE MUSICAL has set and costume designs by Tony Award® winner Tim Hatley (Private Lives, Spamalot), lighting design by Olivier Award winner Hugh Vanstone (A Steady Rain), sound design by Peter Hylenski (Rock of Ages); choreography by Josh Prince, music supervision by Tim Weil, music direction by Andy Grobengieser, and orchestrations by Danny Troob & John Clancy.

Important Information for Kids’ Night Ticket Purchasers

KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY is The Broadway League’s program where kids ages 6 to 18 can see Broadway shows for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult. The program makes theatre accessible, encourages theatre as a form of family entertainment, and builds larger audiences for the future. Adults purchasing a full-priced “adult” ticket will receive one free ticket for a child up through age 18 to the same show. Complimentary tickets MUST be used by a child. Tickets must be purchased in multiples of two; each ticket prints at half-price. Theatre personnel may ask to see identification of child at the door. Every individual attending must have a ticket. Not valid on previously purchased tickets.

Maranda: Where You Live

Where You Live is a weekly half-hour program hosted by Maranda. Each week’s show features a combination of information, inspiration and insights for West Michigan parents. The show is taped in communities through out West Michigan and is about real family life. Where You Live looks at issues impacting families and explores local angles on a wide variety of topics ranging from potty training to puberty and fitness to family fun. Maranda is the recipient of three Gracie Allen Awards, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Women in Radio and Television West Michigan Chapter, an Emmy nomination and the Hope College Distinguished Alumni Award.