Cinema and theatre lovers alike will have the opportunity to come together for four nights of nostalgic entertainment when Shrek - the musical, opens on Thursday night at the Princess Theatre.
The musical billed as part romance, part twisted fairytale, and all irreverent fun for the whole family is being put on by Scotch Oakburn College students.
The cast and production crew is made up of students from grades 6 to year 12 and includes more than 60 cast members between 11 and 18 years.
Director Denise Sam said the performance would have something for everyone to enjoy.
"It's a full family show. Little kids will love it just visually they'll love it, but also they'll recognise the fairytale creatures in the story but there's a little bit of adult humour in there, you know it's been written that way," she said.
Ms Sam said the show was the largest production she had been involved with during her time at the college and was a testament to the student acting and producing the show.
The production's lead lady, year 11 student Eilidh Hamilton, plays Princess Fiona.
"Oh my gosh, it is so exciting. I've never been in a musical, this is my first musical ever," she said.
"We just got wigs done today, makeup, costume, and then just seeing how the set works and all the work that goes behind it to create an amazing show."
Ms Hamilton said the message of the show resonated with her and hoped those who come to the show would take something meaningful away from the production.
"It has such a deep and comforting message that you know beauty comes from within and it's especially today, with all the beauty standards being very focused on the outward appearance, it's more focused on who you are as a person," she said.
The titular character will be played by Connor Shepherd, 16, who while not the biggest Shrek fan was pleased to land the lead, adding the role to his growing credits after recently performing in SpongeBob the musical.
Mr Shepherd said the show was full of emotions and physical energy that the audience would experience on opening night.
He said the work of all the students will be on show, not just those on the stage.
"People will be amazed by the set, the incredible costumes, props, and all the technical elements that go into it," he said.
Ms Sam said for people who haven't been out to the theatre the musical was a great show to get back into it, and audience members wouldn't be disappointed with the students' efforts.
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