The big green Ogre you’ve grown to love is coming to Jacksonville as the Alhambra Theatre & Dining will stage the Tony® Award winning “Shrek the Musical” as its 2014 Summer Family Show. “Shrek the Musical” is presented by Dr.O ® Pediatric Associates of Jacksonville, who is underwriting part of the show to help support the arts and promote live theater to children and families.
“Whether you’re eight or 80, this is a great show,” said Craig Smith, Managing Partner of the Alhambra. He continued, “This is a funny show, with great characters and memorable songs. If you’ve seen the movie or the play, this is a familiar tale. We’ve got a delightful cast of 20 actors, an incredible set and amazing costumes. I cannot wait to get this summer’s party started.”
About Shrek the Musical: 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, among others) 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? In this perfect family story, the adventure begins at the Alhambra.
“When I first went to the Alhambra this past fall, I fell in love with it. I vowed to get more involved and when they announced Shrek as the summer show, I knew it was my opportunity. This magical and fun story, with its adventure and happy ending felt like a wonderful way to help support the Alhambra and theater in general in our city. I’m quite proud to be part of this production”, said Dr. Aylin Ozdemir, MD (“Dr. O”, as she is known to her patients).
About Dr. Ozdemir: She received her MD from University of Istanbul Medical School. Following medical school, she completed her internship in the United Kingdom with expertise in medicine at Queen Mary’s Hospital for Children. Further residency was completed in New York City at Long Island College Hospital affiliated with the State University of New York and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a degree in Integrative Nutrition from the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, directed by world re-known physician Dr. Andrew Weil. She is the first pediatrician in Florida trained under this program. Dr. Ozdemir is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and board certified by the American Board of Holistic and Integrative Medicine. She is multi-lingual, and takes a special interest in childhood behavioral problems, autism, academic difficulties, ADHD, allergies, asthma, and genetics.
“Shrek The Musical”
presented by Dr. O®
Dates: June 11 – July 27, 2014
Show Times: 8:00 p.m. for evening shows Tuesday through Sunday. Doors open at 5:45 p.m., and dinner will be served until 7:30 p.m. Matinees on Saturday are at 1:15 p.m. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. and the brunch starts at 11:15 a.m. Sunday matinee is at 2:00 p.m. Doors open at noon and the meal starts at 12:15 p.m.
Dress: “Gala Night” Friday June 13, 2014 is “Formal/Dressy”. All other shows could be “Business Casual” or “Sunday Best”.
Tickets: Regular pricing for tickets start at $47.00. Preview night pricing for the first two nights (June 11 & 12, 2014) are available for $38.00. Ticket price includes dinner, show and parking. Group sales are available. Price does not include gratuity or orders from the bar.
Summer Show Special Package: “Family Adventure Pack $148.00, Hurry...Offer Expires July 1, 2014