“Once upon a time, there was a little Ogre named Shrek…” So begins Shrek The Musical, the musical stage version of the Oscar-winning film presented by Heavier Than Air Family Theatre. In this adventure, everyone’s favorite ogre finds himself on a life-changing journey with a wisecracking Donkey and feisty princess. Shrek’s travels take him from swamps to castles, encountering everything from a short tempered royal to a cookie with attitude, a band of fairytale misfits, and a fiercely flirtatious Dragon. Along the way he learns that different can be wonderful and friendships are kindled.
As Shrek, the story’s unlikely hero, actor Patrick Roduin’s return to the stage has also been an interesting journey. Over 20 years ago he planned to pursue a career in theatre but, as often happens, life came along and set him on a different course. Patrick currently works as a drafter for a local cabinet company.