Palm Canyon Theatre Welcomes Families Back to the Theatre Children, with negative Covid test, admitted FREE!

October 27, 2021

Shrek the Musical runs October 22- November 7


Palm Springs, Calif., (October 19, 2021) Palm Canyon Theater is pleased to welcome back families with its first kid friendly performance of the season – Shrek the Musical, running October 22-November 7. Children under 12 get in FREE, with proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of the performance. The health and safety of our community, audiences, artists and staff is very important to Palm Canyon Theatre. All patrons, 12 years and older must show proof of a Covid-19 vaccination or a negative test before entering the theatre. Those children that are not yet eligible for a Covid-19 vaccination, must show proof of a negative Covid-19 test, but will be admitted FREE.


All types of Covid-19 tests are accepted. Many free testing sites are located throughout the Coachella Valley; details can be found at The Palm Springs Unified School District (PSUSD) is also offering Antigen (15-minute rapid) tests for children, under 12, seeking immediate test results for complimentary tickets. PSUSD offers walk-in testing from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays at the District Office, 150 District Center Drive, Palm Springs, and PSUSD students and their siblings can also get tested at their home school sites (contact school for hours and to ask if an appointment is required).


PCT is making every effort to welcome back families to the theatre, safely, and understands Covid-19 safety concerns for people of all ages. PCT follows and enforces all state and city Covid-19 guidelines. Per a Palm Springs City ordinance, face coverings are required by all during the indoor performances.


Shrek the Musical is based on the 2001 DreamWorks Oscar-award winning animated film, Shrek. Although the story of Shrek the Musical is best known as an animated film, the characters, and spectacular costumes come to life, live, on-stage at PCT. The story begins with the ogre living happily and alone in his swamp until Lord Farquaad evicts the fairy kingdom to Shrek’s land. With the help of Donkey, Shrek rescues Princess Fiona in an attempt to regain control of his land. But Shrek gets more than he bargained for in the princess. This adventure-filled journey features music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire.


Show times for Shrek The Musical are 7 p.m. on Thursdays; 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays; and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Regular ticket prices are $36, general admission; $32, seniors; $15, students. For free tickets or other information, call the PCT Box Office at 760-323-5123. You must indicate how many children are expected to present a negative Covid-19 test to receive complimentary tickets. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.


For additional information visit Palm Canyon Theatre is located at 538 North Palm Canyon Drive, at the corner of Alejo Road. Box Office hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.


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About the Palm Canyon Theatre: 

The Palm Canyon Theatre is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the education of live stage production and the enrichment of the greater Palm Springs community and its visitors. The regional repertory theater company operates primarily with volunteers and produces about 13 Broadway musicals and classic plays each year, plus offers a children’s theatre camp and production. The theatre opened its doors in 1997 when Dr. William “Bill” Layne and his family renovated the historic Frances S. Stevens School located at the corner of Palm Canyon Drive and Alejo Road in Palm Springs, Calif.