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Ogres, monsters to take over town
Shrek The Musical, Shooby Doo set to appear in Suwanee
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Green ogres and meddling kids will take to the Town Center stage when Suwanee Performing Arts presents “Shrek The Musical” and “Shooby Doo,” an original music mystery Friday, July 26, and Saturday, July 27.

The Broadway in the Park performances will begin at 7 p.m. at 350 Town Center Ave. in Suwanee. Performances are free, but donations will be requested.

In addition, a variety of audience-participation items such as Shrek ears and a dragon call will be available for purchase.

Children also are invited to sit in “The Swamp” area close to the stage to interact with performers; “Swamp” tickets are $10 and available at Town Center Park beginning at 4 p.m. on performance dates.

The Suwanee performances mark the first amateur production of “Shrek The Musical” in Georgia.

“We always try to pick something that will appeal to audiences of all ages,” Director Patty Etherton said. “The writing for Shrek is so fresh and wonderful. I laughed out loud and smiled all the way through it.”

The 2013 show is the seventh Broadway in the Park performance produced by Suwanee Performing Arts. The production will include about 75 high school and middle school cast members, a stage crew of about a dozen, and volunteers.

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