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Campbellsville University to present ‘Shrek the Musical’ June 30-July 4

June 22, 2017
For Immediate Release

Shrek to be performed June 30-July 4

By Joan C. McKinney, director, Office of University Communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University’s Theater Department, Town Hall Productions and Sunlit Moments Photography will present “Shrek the Musical” June 30-July 4 in Russ Mobley Theater, 114 University Drive, Campbellsville.

The play will be performed Friday, June 30; Saturday, July 1 and Monday, July 3, all at 7 p.m.; Sunday, July 2 at 2:30 p.m. and Monday, July 4 at 6 p.m.

A synopsis of the play, according to, follows:

“Set in a mythical “once upon a time” sort of land, Shrek the Musical is the story of a hulking green ogre who, after being mocked and feared his entire life by anything that crosses his path, retreats to an ugly green swamp to exist in happy isolation.

“Suddenly, a gang of homeless fairy-tale characters (Pinocchio, Cinderella, the Three Pigs, you name it) raid his sanctuary, saying they’ve been evicted by the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad.

“So Shrek strikes a deal: I’ll get your homes back, if you give me my home back! But when Shrek and Farquaad meet, the Lord strikes a deal of his own: He’ll give the fairy-tale characters their homes back, if Shrek rescues Princess Fiona. Shrek obliges, yet finds something appealing–something strange and different–about this pretty princess. He likes her. A lot. But why does she always run off when the sun sets.”

The cast is as follows: Marcus Stanfield of Campbellsville, Shrek; Jenny Kawa of Greensburg, Ky., Fiona; Alia McClendon of Radcliff, Ky., Donkey; Shannon Curry of Greensburg, Ky., Queen Lillian; Daniel Bannister of Glasgow, Ky., Lord Farquaad; Sarah Durham of Campbellsville, Wicked Witch; Deja Thompson of Adairville, Ky., Dragon; Philip Hays of Campbellsville, Dragon;

Singrid Jennings of Lawrenceburg, Ky., Sugar Plum Fairy/Gingerbread Man; Anna Peterson of Columbia, Ky., Humpty Dumpty; Emma Peterson of Columbia, Ky., Pinocchio; Trisha Hall of Greensburg, Ky., Peter Pan; Kali Goins of Owensboro, Ky., Muffin Man;

Samuel Peterson of Columbia, Ky., Grumpy; Peydon Hall of Greensburg, Ky., Stick Little Pig; Niki Marineau of Campbellsville, Straw Little Pig; Holly Durham of Campbellsville, Brick Little Pig; Jeremy Hall of Greensburg, Ky., Big Bad Wolf;  Rusty Hollingsworth of Campbellsville, Papa Ogre; Beth Hollingsworth of Campbellsville, Momma Ogre;

Cedric Calhoun of Frankfort, Ky., Papa Bear; Stephanie Archey of Columbia, Ky., Momma Bear; Kellis Lawrence of Campbellsville, Baby Bear; Jaleel Cowan of Campbellsville, Head Guard; Malorie Bryne of Campbellsville, Shoe Makers Elf; Morgan Schooling of Lebanon, Ky., Little Bo Peep; Charlotte Archey of Columbia, Ky., White Rabbit;

Aliana Francowicz of Campbellsville, Flower; Elli Wilson of Campbellsville, Rat Tapper; Kati Wilson of Campbellsville, Rat Tapper; Alexandra Curry of Greensburg, Ky., Rat Tapper; Jackson Hays of Campbellsville, Young Shrek; Mercy Peterson of Columbia, Ky., Young Fiona; and Sarah Peterson of Columbia, Ky., Teen Fiona.

General admission is $10 with seniors (65 and up), children (12 and under) and military, $7. Online tickets are available at which closes at noon for each performance on the day of the show.

You can also call (270) 789-5266 to reserve tickets, and tickets will be sold at the door as supplies last.

Corporate sponsors for the show are Brothers BBQ, Little Caesars, Nunery & Call: Attorneys at Law, Air Evac Life Team, Colton’s Steak House and Grill and Fort Knox Federal Credit Union.

For more information, contact the theater department at (270) 789-5266 or

Campbellsville University is a widely-acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 5,000 students offering over 80 programs of study including 19 master’s degrees, six postgraduate areas and seven pre-professional programs. The university has off-campus centers in Louisville, Harrodsburg, Somerset and Hodgenville with instructional sites in Elizabethtown, Owensboro and Summersville and a full complement of online programs. The website for complete information is