Preview: Shrek at the Woodland Opera House
Once upon a time, the odious Lord Farquaad decided to marry a princess so he could become a king. He commanded the scary ogre, Shrek, to capture the princess from her tower and bring her to his castle.
Along the way, Shrek reluctantly acquired a BFF in Donkey, and the two rescued the princess. The trip back revealed several surprises.
This take on the popular DreamWorks film has stellar performances, wonderful choreography, vibrant costumes and a seven-piece orchestra. The script pokes fun at most of the familiar nursery stories and is a delight for adults and children alike. A real winner. Fri 7:30pm, Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm. Through 8/26; $12-$25; Woodland Opera House, 340 Second Street in Woodland; woodlandoperahouse.org.