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Peninsula Youth Theatre Celebrates Self-Acceptance and Friendship in Tony-Award Nominated Shrek the Musical

Everyone’s favorite ogre goes from swamp to stage as Peninsula Youth Theatre (PYT) proudly presents Shrek the Musical, a hysterical and multi-layered fairytale, playing at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts this month.

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek the Musical is an eight-time Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure that brings all the beloved characters well known from the film to life on stage and proves there are many more layers to the tale than meet the eyes.

Shrek the Musical tells the story of the irreverent but lovable ogre, who embarks on a life-changing adventure. Joined by a wise-cracking yet truly loyal (and sometimes annoying) donkey, plus a colorful gang of misfit fairy tale characters, Shrek becomes the unlikely hero of the kingdom in this must-see musical comedy. Shrek not only fights a fearsome dragon and faces the sinister Lord Farquaad on his journey, but he rescues a feisty princess, and learns along the way that friendship and love aren’t only found in fairy tales. This heartwarming and highly amusing production illustrates how beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, the true meaning of friendship, and the importance of self-acceptance.


“Shrek the Musical emphasizes themes of acceptance, inclusion, and diversity, as well as an enduring encouragement for believing in who you are,” said Loryn Hatten, producing artistic director at PYT. “It’s exciting that this show offers a positive and relevant message, particularly in today’s society where youth can sometimes struggle searching for their own identities and achieving a true sense of belonging. I’m thrilled to have an opportunity to bring this family-friendly story to life on stage, knowing that this production will resonate with a broad range of audiences.”

The show runs through Sunday, March 17. All performances will take place at The Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts at 500 Castro St., Mountain View, CA. Content is appropriate for children of all ages.

Ticket prices are $24 for adults, $20 for seniors (62+), $20 for students 18 and under, and $12 for children 5 and under. Please note that the City of Mountain View adds a $2 per ticket facility use fee to all orders. The city assesses additional fees depending on method of purchase. Tickets are available online at or through the box office at (650) 903-6000.


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