HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls Central School Drama Club will present "Shrek The Musical" on Friday, April 4, Saturday, April 5, and Sunday, April 6.

Thanks to the continuing support by the school, the Drama Club continues to offer free admission!

In keeping with the 2001 movie, the story follows everybody's favorite lovable green ogre as he strikes a deal with the scheming Lord Farquaad to rid the swamp of a band of fairy tale creatures. Shrek's quest: to rescue the fiery Princess Fiona from a dragon-protected tower. Teamed up with the incessantly chatty Donkey, he sets off on what seems to be a simple task, but it will forever change him and the land of Duloc.

While the musical has a great deal of similarities with the movie, there are also many differences and surprises. The music is all new, and is fantastic, beautiful, and hilarious. Nominated for 8 Tony Awards, 11 Drama Desk Awards, and even a Grammy, the Broadway show enjoyed a successful run.

The show is perfect for all ages: it contains no bad language, is very captivating, and has great messages about love, friendship, and diversity and it wouldn't be the occasional burp. There will be a brief 20 minute intermission where concessions will be available for purchase in the High School Cafeteria, with all proceeds going back into the HFCS Performing Arts through the student-run Performing Arts Council group.

Because the show is aimed at all ages, we had adjusted the start times to work better with the little ones. The performances Friday and Saturday the 5th will begin at 6:30 p.m., while Sunday's start time will be 2 p.m.