‘Shrek the Musical’ at Opera House

Everyone’s favorite ogre will visit the Lexington Opera House this month in “Shrek the Musical,” the show based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film.

In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre shows up to rescue a feisty princess instead of a handsome prince.

Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a villain with a short temper, and a cookie with an attitude, 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.

The show features 19 all-new songs, big laughs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery.

“Shrek the Musical” is part romance, part twisted fairy tale, and irreverent fun for everyone. Shrek may not look like a prince, but proves he has the heart of a hero when it comes to saving the Princess Fiona, who may not be all that she seems either.

Show times are Feb. 17-19, at 7 p.m. on Friday, and 1 and 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $65-$85. Info: 233-4567 or www.lexingtonoperahouse.com.