Shrek to open at Arts Center

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SHREK, the Musical opens July 11th and will be onstage at The Arts Center of Cannon County July 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26 at 7:30PM and July 13, 19, 20 & 26 at 2:00PM. Ticket prices are $15 and may be purchased by calling the Arts Center box office at (615) 563-2787. Discounts are available for seniors and student. Tickets may also be purchased online at

Based on the Oscar-winning Dream Works film is the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre brought to life on stage. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre – not a handsome prince – shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a bad guy with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand… and his name is SHREK.

Directed by Dr. Darryl Deason and produced by Kary Choate, this production features Matt Smith as Shrek, Kerrie Kairdolf as Fiona, and Cody Rutledge as Pinocchio. The cast includes Chelsea Toombs, Mary Margaret Stanley, Julie Kelly, Collin Peterson, Jessica Hunter, Allison Hall, Maya Watson, Gerald Oliver, Carter Cantrell, Morgan Byers, Nick Mullins, Matt Henry, Mackenzie Lewis, Greg Henry, Evan Price, Josh Wilson, Mary Ellen Smith, Payton Campbell, Josh Issac, Lachlan McVery, Kalyn Choate, Philip Boston, Michael Hidgon, James Bessant, Justin Elgouhary, Dan Jones, and David Winton.

As an added special feature The Arts Center will host Lunch in the Swamp with SHREK & Friends, Catered by “The Blue Porch @ The Arts Center on Saturday, July 19 and Saturday, July 26 - 12:00-1:30PM

Join SHREK, Fiona, Donkey and other storybook characters for a fun-filled lunch at The Blue Porch @ The Arts Center featuring Fried Frog Toes, Curly Yellow Worms, Garlic Grass Stalks, Dragon Jewel Salad and Donkey Patties. SHREK ears will be provided to each child and be sure and bring your camera to capture all the memories. The delicious lunch prepared by The Blue Porch will be just the ticket for an unforgettable experience with your favorite ogre. Reservations may be made by calling The Arts Center at 615-563-2787 or online at
Lunch Tickets are $15

SHREK (matinee show only) Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for students.
Combination Lunch & Show tickets with priority seating for the 2:00PM matinee are $27 for adults and $25 for students.
The Arts Center is located on 1424 John Bragg Highway, just west of the town of Woodbury, approximately 20 minutes from Murfreesboro, Manchester, and McMinnville and one hour southeast of Nashville. Office hours are 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. For more information check our website at or call 615-563-(ARTS) 2787.

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