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Shrek: The Musical - July 8 - August 13, 2016
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Introducing Shrek & Fiona

I'm A Believer
Zilker Theatre Productions is thrilled to introduce you to our talented Shrek (Kyle G. Stephens), and fabulous Fiona (Sara Burke).

Here are their costume designs:
Costumes for Fiona and Shrek
Click on the image to see Sara and Kyle in action at their first rehearsal on The Hillside last night!

Sara on Playing Fiona...
1. So awkward. We are both SO awkward. I wasn’t locked in a tower for 20+ years, but am still just as socially awkward somehow!
2. Belting songs in my bedroom is my favorite thing to do. She has no choice, but it’s still a great way to pass time.
3. I can’t actually burp. My body doesn’t do it. So googling "how to look like you are burping” may have been part of my research for this role... 

Sara Burke headshot (Fiona in Shrek)Sara says:
"I enjoy getting to experience the extremely human struggle Fiona goes through to find happiness and self-acceptance in a world that constantly tells you to conform.. Fiona learns that she can only be truly happy when she stops trying to emulate this one idea of “happily ever after” and focuses on loving the people in her life, the things she wants to accomplish, and the knowledge she wants to gain."

Kyle on Playing Shrek:
1. Shrek can burp on can I.
2. Shrek is SUPER sarcastic. I don't have a single sarcastic bone in my body (he says sarcastically).
3. Green is my least favorite secondary color.

Kyle says:
Kyle G. Stephens headshot (Shrek)"Playing Shrek is truly a dream come true for me. He's an extremely complex character. Most people think of Shrek as a big, gruff, gassy ogre, but if I do it right, you'll get a chance to witness the great emotional journey he takes, and I hope you'll fall in love with him as much as I have."

We can't wait to see these two talented actors in costume, and in the lights of The Zilker Hillside Theater!

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ZTP's Shrek the Musical

Sponsor Spotlight
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ZTP is proud to once again partner with Keller Williams this season for Shrek. In addition to hosting ZTP's free auditions, they have also been generous supporters for many years.

Keller Williams is locally based, globally minded and dedicated to strengthening communities and improving people’s lives.
Founded in Austin in 1983, Keller Williams has grown to become the world’s largest real estate franchise by agent count, with operations in the Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe. Its 140,000 global associates are supported by a dedicated team of 250 team members in Austin. The Greater Austin area is also home to several thousand Keller Williams agents. Last year, these local agents helped more than 15,000 clients buy or sell homes, with closed sales of nearly $5 billion. 
Keller Williams' Austin offices have been recognized as great places to work. In the past year, the Austin American Statesman named Keller Williams the #1 Top Workplace Among Large Employers, the Austin Business Journal named it one of the Best Places to Work in Central Texas and Inc. Magazine named Keller Williams one of America’s 50 Best Places to Work.
With the company’s strong commitment to local giving and community volunteer service, team members are actively involved in supporting charitable causes throughout the year. Keller Williams Realty International is proud to support the artists who make the Zilker Summer Musical a success!

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ZTP's Mission
Zilker Theatre Productions strives to provide access to exceptional performing arts experiences to the entire community. 

Every summer, we celebrate and preserve a unique American art form, the Broadway musical, by mounting large-scale musical productions at the Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theater in Austin's beautiful Zilker Park.

Did you know...
Zilker Theatre Productions is the Austin-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that produces the longest-running, admission-free, outdoor musical in the country since 1959.

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