Live theater is my jam. Give me tickets to a musical, and you just put me in one of my happiest places. I used to do shows in my WAY younger years, and I LOVED being a part of the theater magic. Since I have zero time to be IN a show right now, watching a good show is the next best thing, and I just found one show I want to take my whole family to in Rockford next weekend.

 'Shrek the Musical' Is Coming to Rockford University's Maddox Theatre Next Weekend

I have seen a lot of musical theater in my life, but one show I haven't caught yet is 'Shrek the Musical'. IMDB.com describes the show like this;

Make room for ogre-sized family fun as the greatest fairy tale never told comes to life in a whole new way in this breathtaking Broadway musical adaptation of the hit movie Shrek!

Doesn't that sound like something your kids, (and you), will absolutely love?!?

Get our free mobile app

What's even more awesome about the production of 'Shrek the Musical' that is coming to Rockford next weekend is that all of the performances have an even bigger purpose; to raise money for Gigi's Playhouse in Rockford. In case you don't know, Gigi's Playhouse is a treasured resource for families and kids with Down syndrome in the Stateline area, and they deserve an outpouring of community support.

How to Support 'Shrek the Musical' Fund Raiser for Gigi's Playhouse

Beginning Friday, August 27, 2021, through Sunday, August 29, 2021, the Gateway Performing arts, Portal Theatre Troupe will be holding four performances of 'Shrek the Musical' at Rockford University's Maddox Theatre. All four performances will benefit Gigi's Playhouse in Rockford, and all you need to do to help is buy tickets to see the great show! Tickets are available online now, here.

25 Movies You May Have Not Known Were Filmed in Illinois

Did you know some of these flicks were shot in Illinois?

LOOK: The most famous actress born the same year as you

Many of the actresses in this story not only made a name for themselves through their collection of iconic performances, but also through the selfless, philanthropic nature with which many of them approached their stardom. In an age of flipping the script on societal norms, many of these actresses are using their voices and platforms to be advocates for those who are otherwise unheard.