By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: January 2013
Enjoy “Shrek the Musical” on February 17.
The Spotlight Series at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center continues to bring world-class entertainment to Broken Arrow. In February, two very unique shows keep the series going. On Thursday, February 14, David Phelps is back in action for a third time by popular demand, making it the perfect destination for that Valentine’s date. And on Sunday, February 17, travel to a magical land of fairy tales and colorful characters as “Shrek the Musical” comes swinging into town. Both shows are brought to the BAPAC by AVB Bank, Broken Arrow Convention and Visitors Bureau, First National Bank of Broken Arrow and TTCU The Credit Union.
For more than a decade, David Phelps has honed that ability to identify and deliver great songs, and it has earned him a reputation as one of the Christian industry’s most versatile voices. A graduate of Baylor University with a degree in vocal performance, Phelps gained acclaim during his eight years with the Gaither Vocal Band, before leaving to resume his solo career with a deal on Word Records. Noted as a lyric tenor for his ability to sing in a high tessitura for sustained periods, Phelps has consistently garnered rave reviews for his three octave range. Beyond his obvious technical skill, what sets Phelps apart is the heart and emotional weight he brings to each performance. More than just a great singer, he has the ability to really connect with a lyric and convey every nuance of feeling in a great song.
“Shrek the Musical” tells the story of a swamp-dwelling ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim the deed to his land. Joined by a wise-cracking donkey, this unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon, rescues a feisty princess and learns that real friendship and true love aren’t only found in fairy tales. “Shrek the Musical,” based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to life on stage. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre – not a handsome prince – shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a villain with a “short” temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand…and his name is Shrek. Featuring a terrific score of 19 all-new songs, big laughs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery, WWOR-TV proclaims “Shrek the Musical, “Far, far and away the funniest new musical on Broadway!”
For more information about each show, ticket availability and other programs offered at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center, visit brokenarrowpac.com, or call the Box Office at (918) 259-5778.